College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences

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Agriculture, life and environmental sciences now touches everything from creating better nutrition, to finding alternative fuel, to preserving sensitive ecosystems

At CALES, we’re redefining agriculture, life and environmental sciences, expanding the possibilities and harnessing science to solve a broad range of the world’s toughest challenges. We are both a local resource and a global influencer in areas as diverse as agriculture, resource conservation, commerce and bio economy. As our industries face the unique challenges of the modern area, we are developing the technology and methods to create a sustainable and profitable tomorrow and inspiring students to be flexible problem-solvers.

Your ongoing partnership is crucial to help us sustain and grow our initiatives and continue to build on our progress. With your support, we will bring our research and technologies to the communities that need it most, creating a healthier and more sustainable tomorrow for everyone.


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“Today, we simply cannot strive for anything less than ‘best in class’ with all we focus on at CALES. We can only achieve this with your help to provide the resources and experiences our students and faculty need.”

–Dean Shane Burgess

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Cooperative Extension is a staple of our college and directly connected to our mission of sharing research and innovations with the public. The Cooperative Extension works to improve lives, communities and the economy by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff. 


Friends of CALES

A gift to the Friends of CALES account helps us provide support to our students above and beyond anywhere else on campus.

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General Scholarships

Your scholarship gifts enhance access, academic quality, outcomes and diversity ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds among students. There is more than one way to give, let us work with you to design an approach that reflects your philanthropic priorities and financial plan.

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Finish Line Student Support

Gifts to this fund will assist students in the College of Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences to attain their degree. Your support would include student stipends to help clear past-due balances or other student-related support. When you give to the Finish Line Fund, you can help students when they need it most and ensure they are able to cross the finish line and complete their degree.

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Arizona Remote Sensing Center

The Arizona Remote Sensing Center (ARSC) uses advanced airborne and satellite remote sensing data and geospatial information technology to address natural resource management issues at the local, regional, national, and international levels. ARSC’s mission is to solve natural, agricultural, and cultural resource problems in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. This involves both basic and applied research using geospatial technologies. The center integrates, analyzes, and models field data and remotely sensed imagery to help stakeholders and decision makers.

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Tucson Village Farm

Tucson Village Farm is a seed-to-table program designed to reconnect young people to a healthy food system, teach them how to grow and prepare fresh food, and empower them to make healthy life choices. Their vision is to cultivate healthy lifestyles, wellness, resilience, and sustainability in young people, empowering them to be contributing members of their communities.

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