Alpha Gamma Rho – Professional Agricultural Fraternity
Two Fraternities in One
Alpha Gamma Rho isn’t like other fraternities. In AGR you’ll get the opportunity to experience both a social and a professional fraternity. AGR does what you expect a social fraternity to do: socialize with other students on campus and the community. AGR is also like other social fraternities in that it has a strong group of members and a house you can live in during your college years. But AGR is more than just a social fraternity. It is also a professional fraternity — all the member of AGR have related career interests. AGR is for young men pursuing any career related to agriculture, food, or fiber industries.
There is also one more difference between AGR and other fraternities: at AGR there’s no pledging. You join as an equal member. AGR does a careful review of all potential members in advance, so there’s no need for a “weeding out” process.
We get you ready for the real world. Because AGR is a professional fraternity, we are concerned with promoting your career development during your college years and after graduation. We offer:
- Regional career seminars for undergraduates
- Internships through alumni contacts
- Job networking
- Alumni associations with informative agriculture programming
It’s a tough world out there, but thousands of AGR members worldwide are there to help you succeed. From Secretaries of Agriculture, to top management, to presidents of food companies, to thousands of farmers and ranchers, AGR alumni are a “who’s who” in worldwide agriculture.
Not Just for “Farmers”
You don’t have to study production agriculture to join AGR. AGR is for any young man preparing for an agricultural or food-related career, including food science, biotechnology, agrimarketing, environmental science, and many others. AGR has strong ties with 4-H and FFA, but even if you have never been a member of these groups you can be a member.
AGR Men are Leaders
Leadership is an important skill you’ll learn or develop in Alpha Gamma Rho. Our members recognize the need to develop leadership skills and take an active part in fraternity and university activities. Fraternity officer positions give you real leadership experience; you will use these skills to get involved in campus clubs, organizations, or student government. AGR members realize they are students of their university and non-university communities. AGR tries to be a good neighbor by doing community service work and completing philanthropic projects which help the community. Some of the projects done by the chapter here at Truman State include a fund drive for the American Heart Association, activities to help the Agricultural discipline and the Science Division, and the adopt a highway program. Truman’s AGR’s have led the inter-fraternal council several times in active member GPA and is above the all-men’s average.
AGR Plays Hard, Too
If all of this sounds like a lot of serious work, don’t worry. AGR knows how to have a lot of fun, too. Intramurals are a great way to show our AGR competitiveness. As a member, you can join in a variety of both team and individual sports. From softball and water volleyball, to flag football and dart tournaments, intramurals are lots of fun, and they help provide a chance for AGRs to have a great time together. Plus, AGR usually has a full calendar of social events each term, including responsible parties, tailgates, and sorority functions. These social events let you balance the professional and social aspects of the AGR fraternity experience.
For More Information
The Alpha Gamma Rho house is located on South Franklin Street in Kirksville; 660-665-8117.