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Grinstead Building, Room 126
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Email: Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
The UCM Agricultureprogram has a number of organizations that are open to university students. For some organizations membership is open to all individuals, both members and non-members of the university community, who have an interest in argriculture.
Collegiate Farm Bureau
Delta Tau Alpha
Trap and Skeet Club
The Agriculture Club is a social organization with membership open to all University students. The organization generally participates in the Homecoming Parade every fall and has placed in the float competition numerous times. These organizations provide excellent opportunities to make friends, gain a more diverse college experience, and establish leadership roles. Re-organizational meetings take place at the beginning of the fall semester each year and new members may join at the beginning of either the fall or spring semesters.
|Collegiate Farm Bureau|
Central Missouri’s Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter was officially formed in the fall 1999. This organization provides students the opportunity to interact with local farmers and to participate in Missouri Farm Bureau activities such as the Annual Meeting and the Young Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Conference at the state level. Chapter leaders may be able to go on trips to Washington, D.C. as part of the state delegation.
The objective of the Horticulture Club is to promote horticulture within the university and the community. Membership is open to all individuals, both members and non-members of the university community, who have an interest in horticulture. The club also strives to recognize and develop both scholars and leaders within the department. Activities of the Horticulture Club are usually of a community service nature. The re-organizational meeting occurs in the fall and new members may join during either the fall or spring semester.
|Delta Tau Alpha|
The Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) Agriculture Honor Society strives to promote leadership and academic excellence for its members and the entire Agriculture program. According to the society’s constitution, qualifications for active membership are:
A. Completed at least nine (9) semester hours in agricultural courses
B. Completed at least forty-five (45) semester hours of college courses
C. Rank not lower than the highest thirty-five (35) percent of their university class in general scholarship, and completed at least three (3) semesters of college courses
Eligible students are notified each spring and fall by correspondence from the DTA President.
Each fall DTA sponsors an Agriculture Career Day. Agriculture employers from Missouri and surrounding states are invited to participate in the program. Representatives make presentations concerning their companies during the morning session. In the afternoon they hold interview sessions allowing students to gain interview experience as well as make contacts for potential internships and future employment.
In the spring, DTA members travel to the Delta Tau Alpha National Convention, which is held each year at a different DTA chapter’s university. Traveling to the national convention allows members the opportunity to meet and share experiences with students from across the nation. National officer elections are held at the convention as well as business meetings and social events.
|Trap and Skeet Club|
This is a university-sponsored club that is open to anyone on campus. The agriculture program supports this club with utilization and maintenance of the range. The team helps with the leagues that are at the range. They then can use the range for practice, which prepares them for competition. The team chooses which events to compete in at the beginning of the school year. A plan is then put into action to allow for adequate preparation.