Did you know that there is a fraternity out there that is dedicated to the agriculture, food and fiber industries? It’s true! It’s Alpha Gamma Rho – AGR. And, like they say in the Doublemint commercial, its two fraternities in one – a social organization and a professional association. Imagine: a fraternity with all that you would expect – a frat house, strong membership involvement and plenty of fun. But AGR is so much more. Its young students coming together who share an interest in the world of agriculture and want to make that their profession. AGR doesn’t do pledging or hazing, just a careful review of all applicants. Applicants won’t be subjected to humiliating practices like those found at some other fraternities.
You can count on AGR to help advance your career in a number of ways:
- They have regional career seminars open to undergraduates
- They use their extensive contacts to find internships for members
- The offer job networking
- They are a hub for alumni associations that present informative programming
- Whether you want to be a humble farmer or the chairman of Monsanto, no dream is too big for AGR alumni.
You see, at AGR, they know the bottom line is getting a job, and getting your first payday after college. Whether it be a ipod repair technician or a chef at a nice restaurant. But you have to excel academically if you want to succeed. That’s where a fraternity like AGR really pays off. You are surrounded with fellow ag enthusiasts, making it easy to set up study groups and tutoring sessions with your AGR brothers. Just about everyone in an AGR house uses the same computer hardware and software, so sharing knowledge and know-how is easy and quick. Most houses all contain extensive ag libraries to help students with their research projects.
Some people who don’t know any better might think that AGR is full of hick hayseeds and farm boys. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s AGR member is just as likely to fly a jet plane as a cropduster, and to wear a three-piece suit instead of overalls. That’s because AGR is all about leadership. They encourage members to participate in both fraternity and university activities, as well as campus clubs, organizations and student government.
AGR knows that not all members of the ag community get to go to college, so they make sure to stay involved in community and philanthropic projects.
But it’s not all serious – they have fun too! If you are interested in intramural sports, AGR encourages participation in the sport of your choice. And let’s face it, the women on campus look up to AGR members as potential breadwinners in future relationships. So if you love agriculture and want to be “cool”, check out AGR – your passport to a bountiful future.