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Department of Agriculture
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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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. Andrew Tucker, 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 Dr. Craig Smith.

Delta Tau Alpha-Honor Society
Part of the National Delta Tau Alpha-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 DTA National Convention and participate in a variety of service projects, such as the Adopt-A-Highway program and the Agriculture Quiz Bowl.

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 Livestock Judging Team

The Livestock Judging Team is open to all FHSU students with an interest in competitive livestock evaluation. Team members will gain skills in livestock selection and evaluation as well as leadership, decision making, teamwork, confidence and communication skills necessary to thrive in today's agriculture industry. For more information, contact Mr. Kevin Huser.

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.



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