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College is about more than taking classes to earn a degree. Broaden your horizons and develop leadership skills by participating in student organizations related to the field of agriculture. You have the chance to attend professional meetings, participate in regional and national competitions, and lead community service projects.
Agribusiness ClubThe Agribusiness Club helps develop your leadership and technical skills, particularly in the areas of management and marketing. Participate in educational, service and fund-raising activities throughout the year to develop your leadership skills. Take advantage networking opportunities with members of the National Agri-Marketing Association and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, giving you the chance to develop important industry contacts. For more information, contact Mr. Mick Glaze or Dr. Craig Smith, faculty advisors.
Agronomy ClubThe Fort Hays State Agronomy Club welcomes you to the Department of Agriculture! If you're interested in plants, this is the club of choice for you! Consider joining the Crops Judging Team, which offers you a chance to work closely with other students and provide you valuable learning experiences to take with you into your career after college. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Stephenson, faculty advisor.
Block & Bridle ClubFHSU Block & Bridle is part of a national animal science organization. Our purpose is to promote interest in numerous fields of study. You will participate in fundraisers, a showing and fitting competition, intramurals, Ag. Awareness and attend the National Block & Bridle Convention as well as hosting an FFA Dairy Judging Contest and a Junior College Livestock Judging Contest and participate in many social functions. For more information, contact Mr. Garrett Steede or Mr. Clay Hamil, co-advisors.
Delta Tau Alpha-Honor SocietyPart of the national agriculture honor society, the local chapter of Delta Tau Alpha promotes and recognizes high standards of scholarship, leadership and character among Agriculture majors. Membership is open to Ag majors who meet established academic guidelines. As a member, you may attend the national DTA convention and participate a variety of service projects, such as the Adopt-A-Highway program and the Agriculture Quiz Bowl. For more information, contact Dr. Jean Gleichsner, faculty advisor.
FHSU Livestock Judging TeamFHSU Livestock Judging Team is open to students of any major at FHSU with an interest in livestock. The team travels to contests across the country including the National Western Stock Show, Fort Worth Stock Show, Houston Stock Show, American Royal, and the North American International Livestock Expo as well as other regional contests. The judging program equips students with not only practical livestock knowledge, but also improves communication skills and serves as a networking avenue with future graduate programs and potential employers. For more information, contact Mr. Garrett Steede, coach.
FHSU Rodeo ClubThe Rodeo Club is open to all FHSU students, regardless of major. Compete in rodeo events throughout the region and hone your skills while building lasting friendships. In addition, you may qualify for a rodeo scholarship to help finance your college education. Meet coaches Bronc Rumford and Ross Russell, and learn a little more about the FHSU Rodeo program. For more information, contact either Coach Bronc Rumford or Ross Russell.
FHSU Swine Show TeamAs a member of the Swine Show Team, you will have the opportunity to participate in national competitions and work with animals at the same time. Students train and prepare livestock for judging and skill tests. For more information, contact Mr. Clay Hamil, advisor.
Agriculture majors are a valuable part of many campus-wide organizations, like Greek Life, Tigers in Service and the Student Government Association. For more information about the 100+ organizations you could belong to at FHSU, visit the Center for Student Involvement.