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Department of Agriculture
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
agdept@fhsu.edu
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Agriculture Student Organizations

To accompany our experimental learning, small classroom size and personal mentorship students also get a chance to interact with each other and gain leadership experience with a wide variety of student organizations within the department.

Agribusiness Club
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 of 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 Dr. Craig Smith, faculty advisors.

Agronomy Club
If you’re interested in plants, this club is for you! Consider joining the Crops Judging Team, which offers you a chance to work closely with other students and provide you valuable learning experience to take with you into your career after college. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Stephenson, faculty advisor.

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
AGR is both a social and professional fraternity that focuses on leadership and staying active with the campus and community through volunteer activities. They participate in highway and alley cleanup as service projects and sell firewood to the community and work at a local bingo hall for fundraisers. Members of this fraternity have related career interests in agriculture, food, or fiber industries.

Block & Bridle Club
This club is a 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, Ag awareness, attend the National Block & Bridle Convention, and participate in many social functions.. For more information, contact Mr. Curtis Satran, faculty advisors.

Collegiate Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau’s collegiate leaders are active and engaged in sharing and educating others about the agriculture industry. We are an ag advocacy group dedicated to educating others through Ag in the Classroom, Beef Awareness Day, Food Checkout and other events. We participate in contests and learning sessions at the annual Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Convention each year, and organize the Leaders in Agriculture Speaker series on campus. For more information contact advisor Mr. Brad Haynes.

Delta Tau Alpha-Honor Society
Part 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 in 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 Agricultural Communications Team
The AGRI 400 Ag Communication & PR class is held in the spring semester and an opportunity for upper-level students to design and produce the Department of Agriculture newsletter as well as plan “Ag Awareness Week” held in April. This hands-on class hopes to boosts students writing and creativity skills and give them experience in the agricultural communications field.

FHSU Meats Judging/Livestock Judging Team
The FHSU meats and livestock judging team is open to any major at FHSU with an interest in livestock. The teams travel to national stock shows around the country to represent their school and evaluate meat and livestock. The judging programs equip students with not only livestock knowledge, but also improve communication skills and serves as a networking avenue with future graduate programs and potential employers..

FHSU Rodeo Club
The Rodeo Club is open to all FHSU students. Compete in rodeo events throughout the region and hone your skills while building lasting friendships. You may also qualify for a rodeo scholarship to help finance your college education. For more information about the FHSU rodeo program, contact coaches Bronc Rumford or Ross Russell.

FHSU Shooting Team
The FHSU Shooting Team welcomes any student that has an interest in shooting sports as recreational; or a competitive activity. The club promotes responsible use and ownership of firearms while attempting to further a spirit of community service. Our members have received awards on a national level and even appeared on ESPN-U. For more information, contact Coach Dr. Duane Shepherd.

Sigma Alpha Agriculture Sorority
Sigma Alpha is a professional agriculture sorority whose mission is to cultivate professional women in agriculture. They strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture. For more information, contact Dr. Brittany Howell, faculty advisors.

Swine Show Team
As a member of the swine show team, you will have the opportunity to compete in national competitions and work with the animals as your own. Students on the show team train and prepare the hogs for livestock shows throughout the school year. For more information, contact Mr. Curtis Satran, advisor.

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