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Learn by Doing Endowment

In 2009, 11 innovative agriculture leaders who recognize the distinct advantage of a hands-on education came together to form the Learn by Doing Endowment to support the college’s renowned tradition of excellence. These generous philanthropists are committed to supporting the next generation of students and ensuring the future for Learn by Doing in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES). Each founding member donated a gift of $100,000 to create a fund of $1.1 million that is used to multiply the impact of their original gifts through matching endowments. 

The matching funds donated by the founding donors have allowed many others to support the Learn by Doing Endowment program in CAFES.

Learn by Doing

Every day in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, students are inspired by what they experience in labs, enterprise classes, senior projects, special problems courses and more.

THANK YOU to the CAFES Learn by Doing Endowment Founding Members:

 
Barnard

Steve Barnard
(Agricultural Business, ’75)
Mission Produce, Inc.

 
Charles

Charles and Diane Harrington
(Agricultural Engineering, ’81; Ornamental Horticulture, ’81/ MS Agriculture, '83)

 
Richard

Richard and Kathleen Zacky (Poultry Industry, ’79;
Food Science, ’80)

 
Montna

Al and Gail Montna
(Farm Management, ’67;
Home Economics, ’67)
Montna Farms

 
Antle

Rick and Tonya Antle
 (Crop Science, ’79)
Tanimura and Antle, Inc.

 
Farms

The James G. Boswell Foundation

Metzler

Mitchell W. Metzler
RCO Ag Credit, Inc/Glenn N Janzen

 
Lake

John and Sheila Lake
Rain for Rent

 
Taylor

Bob and Leslie Taylor
The Oreggia Family Foundation
Foundation Trustee

 
Salmonson

John and Carol Salmonson
(Crop Science, ’67)
Monterey Ag Resources

 
Farms

Ed and Rosa Boutonnet
(Crop Science, ’62)
Ocean Mist Farms

 

We’d like to say a special thanks to the following who have taken the challenge and created Learn by Doing Endowments through this program. 

 
Donald R. Maas
Kirk & Mary Messick
Charles M. Burkner
Jerome Case
The Bannon Family
The ABM/NAMA Club
Susan & Robert Brown
Lark P. Carter
Anthony J. Florentine
Paul F. Burkner
A. Lynn & Ruth D. French
Timothy E. & Lisa York
SunWest Foods
The Errecarte Family
Peter & Mary Oppenheimer
The Pease Family
Merle & Sharon Jensen
Rich Krizo
Sonya Woods Anderson
Lynn White & Mary Bradford-White
​Arlene Bernstein
Orange County Farm Bureau
Pamela Stark
Roy Harris & Ralph Borchard Memorial
The Trexler Family 
The Bengard Family 
The Cilker Family
The Deane Family
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Russ Kabaker
​Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations
805-756-6601

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