Student Organizations

Find your place, engage your community, develop your skills

The Darr College of Agriculture sponsors 15 student organizations that focus on professional development, academic excellence and community involvement. Joining one or more organizations provides you with leadership and networking opportunities. Make the most of your college years by getting involved within your major and your community!

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is a professional organization that strives to prepare students for the real world through the development of communication skills. You can expand your practical knowledge about telling the story of the agriculture industry for future internships and jobs. 
Faculty Advisor: Kelsi Opat

Agronomy Club

The Agronomy Club develops skills involving crop and soil science to improve knowledge and skills to move students' careers forward. Focus is given to leadership development and networking within the crop science industry. You can participate in activities such as stream cleanup and assisting with the Agronomy CDE in the Southwest District FFA Contest.
Faculty Advisors: Melissa Bledsoe and Will McClain

Alpha Gamma Rho

The Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and professional fraternity bringing future professionals of the food, fiber and natural resources industry together. Membership in Alpha Gamma Rho is restricted to men who are pursuing an agricultural related major.  
Faculty Advisor: Michael Goerndt

Block and Bridle Club

The Block and Bridle Club strives to promote the profession of animal science, educate students about livestock production, and unite students with an interest in showing livestock. Block and Bridle hosts a jackpot show every spring at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Faculty Advisor: Adam McGee

Collegiate Farm Bureau

Collegiate Farm Bureau is designed to build a bridge between agricultural production, business interests, and local, state and national government. The chapter seeks to keep informed of current agriculture issues and trends, while connecting you to the Missouri Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau. 
Faculty Advisor: Nichole Busdieker-Jesse

Collegiate FFA

Collegiate FFA is a club for any major on campus who wants to continue their involvement in FFA. Members will continue to build leadership and communication skills, participate in service projects and social activities, and recruit prospective students. 
Faculty Advisor: James Hutter

Delta Tau Alpha

DTA strives to promote and recognize high standards of scholarship, leadership and character among agricultural students. Founded at Missouri State University, the national agricultural honors fraternity is for junior members with a minimum 3.6 GPA. 
Faculty Advisor: Nichole Busdieker-Jesse

Forestry Club

Forestry Club enhances student knowledge and training in forestry-related skills. Members compete in a Timber Sports Conclave including sports such as axe throwing and team sawing competitions. Students spend time at the Woodlands, a property in North Springfield comprised of 160-acres of Ozarks natural timber.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Goerndt

Horsemen's Association

Horsemen’s Association is an organization for students with a common interest in horses. All horse enthusiasts, regardless of experience level, are welcome. Members who qualify for competition will travel to sanctioned Intercollegiate Horse Show Association shows across the Midwest. 
Faculty Advisor: Natalie Mook

Horticulture Club

Horticulture Club promotes knowledge about ornamental and landscape plants as well as fruit and vegetable production. Focus is given to garden and greenhouse production in partnership with the Campus Garden. Members host a plant sale annually open to the Missouri State community and the general public. 
Faculty Advisors: Clydette Alsup-Egbers, Melissa Bledsoe and Will McClain

MSU Cattlemen's Association 

The MSU Cattlemen's Association is a Missouri Cattlemen's Association-affiliated chapter that strives to advocate for policy changes impacting cattle producers. Members attend events like Beef Quality Assurance certification trainings and host events that inform people about the importance of beef production. 
Faculty Advisor: Beth Walker

Pre-Veterinary Club

The Pre-Veterinary Club promotes interest in the field of veterinary medicine and assists you in gaining admission to the veterinary school of your choice. You will stay informed on current animal science issues, interact with fellow students and host events to benefit animals in the community.
Faculty Advisor: Lacy Sukovaty

Ranch Horse Team

The Ranch Horse Team is a competitive team focused on western riding styles and reining. Students can try out for the team and will travel if they qualify through the American Stock Horse Association. You will train and ride on one horse for a show season, gaining confidence and bond with the animal.
Faculty Advisor: Gary Webb

Sigma Alpha

The Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority promotes the development of excellence in women in agriculture and strengthens friendship among them. Members strive for scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. Sorority members plan professional, philanthropy, social and sisterhood events. 
Faculty Advisors: Katelyn McCoy and Christi Sudbrock

Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society of Missouri State prepares you for careers in wildlife biology, conservation and management. Members build professionalism, high standards for scholarship and a shared passion for wildlife animals among members. Supported in conjunction with the Biology Department. 
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Robbins