Hutson School of Agriculture Student Organizations
The purpose of Murray State University's School of Agriculture Clubs and Organizations
is to promote education in the field of agriculture through extracurricular activities.
The school currently has a club that will interest almost any student involved in
an aspect of agriculture. This is a list of club opportunities within the School of
Click the arrows below for more information about our Agriculture Clubs and Organizations.
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and professional fraternity that provides young men
with the opportunity to enhance their college careers. The fraternity promotes leadership
and fellowship among it members and participates in numerous events both on and off
Alpha Tau Alpha
ATA is a National Honorary Agricultural Education Organization that plays a vital
role in the preparation of those who have chosen an area in Agricultural Education
or Extension Education. We seek to find and enjoy the fellowship of individuals of
high scholarship, of true teaching ideals, and of sincere desire to serve in agricultural
leadership. ATA provides the vital link between Murray State students, and Agricultural
Educators and Extension personnel.
The mission of this honor society in agriculture is to foster high standards of scholarship,
character, leadership and a spirit of fellowship among its members; to strive for
breadth of vision, unity of action and accomplishment of ideals; to render service
to the students and the School of Agriculture; and to promote the profession of Agriculture.
The Agribusiness Club was established during the fall semester of 1995. The mission
of the club is to support intellectual growth and development of agribusiness students
by encouraging new interests, private sector speakers, and visits to agricultural
businesses operating in the region. It is also the objective of this club to make
learning fun and stimulating.
Agricultural Engineering Technology Club
The mission of this club is to promote the growth and science of Agricultural Engineering
Technology through fellowship among members with kindred interests; furnishing career
contacts for agricultural systems technology students; developing new interests; and
improve agricultural instructions, service activities and related areas in order to
promote the School of Agriculture at Murray State University.
Agriculture Leadership Council
The ALC is an organization composed of Presidents and/or a Representative of each
School of Agriculture Club and Organization. It is the goal of the ALC to promote
the growth and science of agriculture though sponsoring agricultural activities; developing
fellowship among memers with kindred interests; furnishing a medium of contact for
agribusinesses ands tudents; develop new interests; improvements of agriculture teaching,
service activities and related areas.
Agriculture Ambassadors are a select group of men and women that work to enhance the
image of and interest in Murray State University School of Agriculture. They participate
in agricultural activities that relate to recruitment, retention and alumni relations.
The mission of the Agronomy Club is to foster professional growth in agronomy. The
students in this club have the opportunity to travel and visit different places that
are of professional interest. The Agronomy Club is affiliated with the American society
Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club
The Animal Health Technolgy/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club is designed to provide students
with an opportunity to experience extracurricular events in animal health. Each year
during the fall, the club members attend the Mid-America to Veterinary Conference
in Kentucky. This allows students to hear speakers from across the country discussing
issues in large animals, equine and small animal care programs. students participate
in campus activities and host a community wide event, AHT/Pre-Vet Day, in which the
community brings their naimals for discounted services. They also sponsor continuing
education programs for veterinarians, technologists and technicians. The club is for
extremely active at the school, university and community levels. Its main goal is
to provide extracurriular opportunities to its memvers in the exciting field of veterinary
Block & Bridle
The mission is to sponsor and promote livestock related youth events; develop fellowship
among members, stimulate interest in animal agriculture; and support teaching, research
and service activities that will promote livestock production in our region.
Collegiate Crops Contest Team
The team competes every other year. The top students compete in regional competition,
as well as nationals at the Chicago Board of Trade.
The primary mission of murray State Collegiate FFA Chapter is to develop and maintain
fellowship between students ina griculture related studies and promote activities
which develop leadership and citizenship abilities. The MSU Collegiate FFA provides
a vital link to high school students and departments of agricultural education. The
various club activities are instrumental in the school's recruitment plan.
Collegiate Farm Bureau
The primary mission of Collegiate Farm Bureau is to assist students in creating professional
networks at the county, state and national levels to establish a link between their
collegiate and professional careers in the agriculture industry. Collegiate Farm Bureau
also focuses on agricultural policy and legislative activities.
The primary mission of MSU Collegiate 4-H is to further the opportunities for youth,
function as a service organizaiton, and bridge the gap between youth and the community.
Collegiate 4-H assists Kentucky 4-H chapters further their knowledge within their
specific disciplines and prepare for their future by living the motto "Continuing
to Share, Sharing to Continue".
The Dressage Club consists of a group of students interested in gaining knowledge
in the art of dressgae for horse and rider. it is open to all disciplines including
English, Gated and Western. Students practice regularly and attend various horse shows
The Equestrian Team at MSU is an extracurricular activity that is closely associated
with equine science. Its mission is to provide a mechanism for students to use their
talent and abilities developed in academic classes to compete with other colleges
and universitites in the region, as well as nationally. The equestrian team not only
assists students in developing riding skills, but also as individuals in sportsmanship,
leadership and organizational management.
MSU Horseman's Association is an organization of students interested in the equine
industry. It allows students with a common interest to organize horse events such
as horse shows and judging events. It could be considered a social-professional association.
The association also acts as facilitaator for the Intercollegiate Equestrian Team.
The mission of this organization is to promote horticulture through camaraderie among
its members by conducting social gatherings, work parties, field trips and fundraisers.
The club offers a great way for people to get together who have similar interests,
who want to gain experience and knowledge, and also to share their knowledge with
The mission is to afford students opportunities to pursue and obtain college degrees
while supporting the sport of college and professional rodeo. The club will sponsor
at least one collegiate rodeo during the school year at the Wm. Bill Cherry Agricultural
MSU Rodeo Teams compete as one of the thirteen colleges and universities in the Ozark
Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Member schools of the Ozark
Region usually have ten to twelve rodeos each year. The mission of the men's and women's
rodeo teams is to provide the opportunity for students to earn a college degree while
pursuing the sport of college rodeo. An introductory class in rodeo is offered each
semester for beginning athletes in order to develop a better understanding of the
events and rules of the sport.
Sigma Alpha Agricultural Sorority
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership,
service and fellowship among its members. Sigma Alpha provides young women with an
alternative to the social Greek sorority system. MSU's Sigma Alpha Chapter hosts the
annual Miss Hutson school of Agriculture Pageant, which was a womanless beauty contest
held to rainse money for various charities.
Collegiate Soil Judging Team
Soil judging is an activity that is sponsored by the Amreican Society of Agronomy
through agronomy clubs recoganized by this society. This activity helps students to
learn aobut soil science and the variety of soils that we have across the United States.
This activity also helps to build confidence by competing on an intellectual level
with other students from the major land grant institutions in the Southeastern Region.
If Murray's team is successful in the Southeastern region, they will advance to teh
National level. The team consists of four members and four alternates who can compete
for high scoring indvidual.
The mission is to sponsor and promote swine related youth events; develop fellowship
among members, stimulate interest in animal agriculture; and support teaching, research
and service activities that will promote swine production in our region.