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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Organizations

Almost all of our students are involved in an agricultural organization; many are in several. Whatever your interests are, you will find that the groups within the department will give you plenty of opportunities to make new friends, enhance your education and simply have a lot of fun.

Ag Ambassadors

Ag Ambassadors are a group of agriculture majors chosen according to special criteria. They promote Northwest and the Department of Agriculture at national and state FFA conventions and various community and campus events. They also give tours of the department's facilities to prospective students.

Sponsors: Rod Barr and Arley Larson

Agronomy Club

Membership in Agronomy Club is open to all students interested in crops and soils. The group sponsors speakers, field trips, and scholarships.

Sponsors: Tom Zweifel and Nigel Hoilett

Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR)

Alpha Gamma Rho is a national professional fraternity for men who intend to pursue a career in Agriculture. AGR has had one of the highest Greek GPA on campus in recent years.

Sponsor: Arley Larson

ATA/CFFA/PAS

Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) is an honorary organization for Agriculture Education majors. It enables members to develop professional and leadership skills. ATA has expanded to include the Collegiate FFA.

Sponsors: Rod Barr and Dean Hicks

Block and Bridle

Block and Bridle is the department's newest organization.

Sponsor: Jamie Allen

Collegiate Farm Bureau

The organization discusses agricultural issues of today, hosts guest speakers, and works with Farm Bureau Chapters on county, state, and national levels.

Sponsor: Arley Larson

Delta Tau Alpha (DTA)

Open to students in the top 35 percent of their class who have completed 12 hours of agriculture courses, DTA is an agricultural honor society. It promotes high standards of scholarship, leadership and character among agriculture students.

Sponsor: Naveen Musunuru

Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club maintains greenhouse space, manages plant and flower sales, and also helps landscape the campus. They host fundraisers, take field trips, and investigate developments in horticultural professions.

Sponsor: Rego Jones

NAMA (Student National Agri-Marketing Association)

This student group provides opportunities for agricultural business students to shadow a mentor, develop communication skills, and gain marketable job experience.

Sponsor: Naveen Musunuru

Sigma Alpha

As a professional agricultural sorority, Sigma Alpha promotes women in agriculture and strengthens the bonds of friendship among them. Members strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Sponsors: Callie Mullins and Kelsey Bowlin