School of Agriculture

School of Agriculture's Student Organizations

Agricultural Council

The Agricultural Council supervises and coordinates the activities of the agricultural clubs within the School of Agriculture.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker • (309) 298-1080 • AJ-Baker@wiu.edu

Faculty Advisor: Ember Keithley • (309) 298-2100 • EL-Keithley@wiu.edu

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Agricultural Education Club

The Agriculture Education Club at Western Illinois University strives to educate the future of our society about the agricultural industry, while also constantly striving to enhance our own personal knowledge of agriculture in business, production, and technology.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker • (309) 298-1080 • AJ-Baker@wiu.edu


Agribusiness Club

The Agribusiness Club was created to promote career opportunities in agribusiness. To that end, the club strives to generate opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals and potential employers.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 307.

Faculty Advisor: Kevin Bacon • (309) 298-1084 • KJ-Bacon@wiu.edu


Agricultural Mechanization Club

We are the Western Illinois Ag. Mech. Club. The group hosts the Farm Machinery Show held in Western Hall every Spring, which is the largest student run show in the United States.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 307.

Faculty Advisor: Dan Atherton • (309) 298-2395 • DL-Atherton@wiu.edu

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Agronomy Club

Agronomy Club gives leadership and involvement opportunities to WIU students from all majors who are interested in crop production and soil sciences.

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 226.

Faculty Advisor: Mark Bernards • (309) 298-1569 • ML-Bernards@wiu.edu


AgVocators

AgVocators is a team of agriculture students who promote agriculture and WIU to high school and post-secondary students. We travel to many conferences, career fairs, high schools/junior colleges, conventions and host an Ag Open House each semester!

Faculty Advisor: Ember Keithley • (309) 298-2100 • EL-Keithley@wiu.edu

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Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Enhances professionalism, scholarship, ethics, community service, and brotherhood among men in agriculture.

Meetings are held each Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the AGR house.

Faculty Advisor: Kevin Bacon • (309) 298-1084 • KJ-Bacon@wiu.edu

Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoge • (309) 298-2537 • MD-Hoge@wiu.edu


Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity

Meetings are held each Monday at 8:00 p.m. at the chapter house.

Faculty Advisor: Joel Gruver • (309) 298-1215 • J-Gruver@wiu.edu

A professional/social agriculture fraternity founded in 1971.

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Alpha Zeta

Alpha Zeta is an honorary, professional fraternity for students studying agriculture or natural resources and dedicated to academic excellence, leadership, integrity and service. To be invited to join Alpha Zeta students must have sophomore or above standing and be in the top 40% academically within their college or School of Agriculture. Graduate and transfer students are eligible.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152.

Collegiate Farm Bureau

The Collegiate Farm Bureau engages students in educational, leadership and networking opportunities while connecting students with the Illinois Farm Bureau. Become a member of the WIU chapter and you'll interact with other students, community leaders, government officials, and more! You will have the unique opportunity to attend the Illinois Farm Bureau's annual meeting, Collegiate Discussion Meets, and Young Leaders Conference. You will also gain all of the benefits that a Farm Bureau member receives.

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152.


Collegiate FFA (CFFA)

The Collegiate FFA Chapter at Western Illinois University works to serve high school agricultural programs in the State of Illinois. We promote scholarship, leadership and service, as well as maintaining a high ethical standard as a prerequisite upon entering a professional agricultural career.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Baker • (309) 298-1080 • AJ-Baker@wiu.edu


Forestry Club

The name of this organization shall be the Western Illinois University Forestry Club (WIU FC). The WIU FC is a student organization at Western Illinois University. This organization’s purpose shall be to educate the students at Western Illinois University about the proper planting, care and removal of trees and the safe practices required to administer tree care services.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 201.

Faculty Advisor: Paul Blome • (309) 298-1160 • PH-Blome@wiu.edu

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Hoof-N-Horn

The Hoof N Horn Club promotes closer relationships among students interested in livestock and animal science. We are a group of around 40, with most members being agriculture majors. The Hoof N Horn club focuses on promoting the agricultural industry as a whole.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Livestock Center.

Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoge • (309) 298-1160 • MD-Hoge@wiu.edu


Horticulture Club

The Hort Club is a student organization at Western Illinois University. This organization’s purpose shall be to educate students about horticulture and provide an opportunity for members to share their passion, knowledge and experiences in horticulture.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 305.

Faculty Advisor: Margaret Hoffman • (309) 298-1089 • MC-Hoffman@wiu.edu

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Livestock Judging

Represents WIU at state and national livestock judging contests in the Senior College Division. It welcomes students interested in expanding their knowledge of livestock, evaluating livestock, developing communication skills, and competing on the superior level of national competition. WIU team-members strive for team awards, as well as individual accomplishments.

Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoge • (309) 298-1160 • MD-Hoge@wiu.edu

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Sigma Alpha Sorority

We are a professional agriculture sorority at Western Illinois University. Our four pillars are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

Meetings are held every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 152.

Faculty Advisor: Ember Keithley • (309) 298-2100 • EL-Keithley@wiu.edu

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