Our faculty are working towards finding solutions to global issues such as climate change, food security, water, and the degradation of many animal species. Our students are learning to become the next generation of leaders through practical education and training. When you invest in the college, you invest in them, and here are just a few ways to do so.
A gift to the CA&ES Annual Fund has the power to move us forward as researchers, educators and leaders. The combined investments made by our generous friends and alumni provide the dean with financial flexibility to address critical priorities and time-sensitive opportunities.
Did you know that over 70% of undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance? Scholarships and fellowships not only help to provide access to a UC Davis education, they recognize hard work, diligence, perseverance and potential. When you invest in student support, you invest in the future.
Investment in faculty, especially through endowed positions, allow the best and brightest researchers in their fields to take risks towards finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Two endowed positions are supported by Russell L. Rustici.
- Russell L. Rustici Endowed Specialist in Cooperative Extension in Rangeland Watershed Science, currently held by Dr. Ken Tate
- Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Science, currently held by Dr. Randy Dahlgren
The Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment has put forth a request for proposals (RFP) for University of California personnel to support problem-solving research that will benefit California range cattle producers and provide practical answers to critical issues and challenges facing the industry. Deadline: October 17, 2014. Download the PDF for the request for proposals.
The Century Experiment at Russell Ranch seeks to answer the question: Can we increase sustainability as we increase food production? This 100 year-long project is the only one of its kind looking at irrigated agriculture in a Mediterranean climate. You can invest in this critical research by adopting, in perpetuity, one of the 72 one-acre plots.
Are you a CA&ES alum and want to invest in the department that set you on your path? A gift directed to one of our departments or programs allows the chair or director to address pressing financial needs, such as new faculty start-up, student support, equipment replacement and lab refurbishment.