Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Student Experiences

Animal welfare and community service in Belize, Summer 2016

 

Student Organizations

Along with the Department of Agriculture offering you a personalized, quality education, we also offer a variety of ways to become involved in organizations that may interest you in regards to your major or simply as an opportunity to get involved in campus life. Each organization is student led with an on-campus advisor. Many of these organizations are involved in student service and outreach to the community. Below are all the student organizations that are active in our department:

Agri-Ambassadors
Agri-Ambassadors are a group of students that recruit for the Department of Agriculture throughout the year. They recruit at local events, national and statewide conventions, fairs and other exhibitions. To become a member of the organization, a student must maintain a 2.25 GPA and show an interest in exhibiting leadership skills through recruiting efforts. Applications are available in the main office of the Agriculture Building, Room 101 - once filled out please return to Ms. Emily Payne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in AG-116A.

Agriculture Show Team 
The SFA Show Team encourages and promotes interest in showing livestock and increasing relations with the livestock industry. The team supports the animal science program, the invitational livestock judging contest held on campus each spring and the collegiate livestock judging team. The Show Team also works closely with local 4-H and FFA members to enhance their education and show skills. Dr. Erin Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is the advisor.

Ag Tech Club
The Ag Tech Club is open to anyone interested in agricultural mechanics and machinery. Meetings are every Wednesday at noon in the machine shop. Main events include the National Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event in Indianapolis, IN, every fall. In the spring, the club participates in the Tri-County Tractor Contest and hosts career development events for high school students. The advisor is Dr. Craig Morton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Alpha Gamma Rho
The purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho is to "make better men." A 2.0 GPA is required, and you must be enrolled in at least six hours at SFA. We have programs to help the March of Dimes, Women's Shelter and Nacogdoches Police Department. The advisor is Dr. John Mehaffey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Collegiate FFA
The mission of the Collegiate Future Farmers of America is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, cooperation and citizenship, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The advisor is Dr. Dale Perritt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Delta Tau Alpha
DTA is a national agricultural honor society that recognizes students for superior academic performance and dedication to the prosperity, health and well-being of the agricultural industry. The advisor is Dr. Leland Thompson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Horticulture Club 
The Horticulture Club is known for going on great trips, visiting exciting places and learning the tips and tricks of 21st century horticulture. The club meets once a week to help in the SFA Mast Arboretum in the propagation of plants for the Arboretum and Horticulture Club plant sales. The SFA Horticulture Club participates in the annual J. Benton Storey Undergraduate Student Horticulutural Judging Contest. The advisor is Dr. Jared Barnes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Poultry Science Club
The Poultry Science Club encourages and promotes interest in poultry science among the students at SFA. We establish and maintain relationships between the club and the poultry judging contests for the youth of the state of Texas. We also participate in community service programs. The advisor is Dr. Joey Bray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Pre-Veterinary Medical Organization
The Pre-Veterinary Medical Organization is a professional organization whose purpose is to stimulate student interest in veterinary medicine, familiarize students with the expectations associated with pre-veterinary and veterinary education and the veterinary profession, and to build strong friendships among pre-vet students. Dr. Joey Bray is the advisor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Ranch Horse Club
The Ranch Horse Club is recognized through the SFA Recreation Center. Members of the Ranch Horse Club and the Stockhorse Team compete in a number of collegiate horse competitions throughout the year and host riding events. The advisor is Dr. Stacie Appleton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Society
Sigma Alpha exists to promote women in agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. Members strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The advisor is Ms. Emily Payne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)