Clubs & Organizations

Make the most of your Auburn experience by getting involved in at least one student organization. Campus-wide, Auburn has 300 student clubs, 23 of which are in the College of Agriculture. Browse our groups, find your passion and join.

As the official representatives of the College of Agriculture, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the Ag Alumni Association, Ag Ambassadors promote the college and Auburn University.

Advisors:
Paul Patterson,  Amanda Martin, Kim Mullenix, and John Beasley

President:
John Allen Nichols

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Named for the 19 cents it takes every day to feed one child in a developing country, the Ag Committee of Nineteen joins a larger campus-wide initiative to promote the war on hunger.

President:
Jenna Platt

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is an organization for Agricultural Communications majors and others interested in the communication field. Each semester, members produce a publication—AGazine—for the college’s student body. Each semester, we have speakers on topics such as feature writing, what you can do with Ag Communications, etc.

Advisor:
Joni Richards

President:
Kayla Sellers

The Ag Council functions as a voice for the College of Agriculture’s student body to College faculty and administration as well as the SGA. The Council also works to develop and retain students by hosting social events, career fairs, and philanthropy events. Membership is open to all.

Advisor:
Megan Ross

President:
Andrew Pinyan

The Auburn Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a professional organization open to any Auburn student interested in fisheries or aquaculture. The chapter promotes professional development, outreach and scholarships. The club also tries to involve the local and regional communities through public education programs and habitat clean up and restoration projects. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month (summer term excluded) in the AFS reading room in the basement of Swingle Hall.

Advisor:
Allen Davis

President:
Jessica Quintana

Biosystems Engineering students are active in the student branch of ASABE, the society for engineering in agricultural, food, forest and biological systems. They participate in many activities on and off campus. These include competing in the international quarter-scale tractor design competition and participating in regional and international ASABE meetings.

Advisor:
Mark Dougherty and Tim McDonald

President:
Simon Gregg

The mission of the Auburn Real Food Challenge is to increase community-based, ecologically-sound, fair and humane food at Auburn University and the surrounding community through action-based initiatives that will reconnect people with their food. One initiative is the community garden on W. Samford Avenue, where garden plots are available for rental to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Advisor:
Charles Mitchell

President:
Rosa Cantrell

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The Auburn Young Farmers organization seeks to develop leadership training and experience; expand varied interests of young, rural Alabamians; create awareness of the problems that face today’s young farmers; promote better understanding of agribusiness; broaden the understanding about the organization, operation and policies of the Alabama Farmers Federation; and give Alabama’s young farmers the opportunity to have a vital voice in Alabama and its government. In addition to regular meetings, activities include Youth Leadership Camps, charity drives, Ag Hill and campus activities and other events.

Advisor:
Don Mulvaney

President:
Drew Wendland

The Auburn University Block and Bridle Club focuses on developing skills needed in the professional world of animal agriculture. The club participates in and puts on several events throughout the year to give members experience and build relationships with people throughout the industry. These events increase knowledge of the industry, provide the opportunity and ability to work with and handle livestock, expand leadership skills and bring together students of a common interest.

Advisors:
Bob Britton,  Boyd Brady and Lisa Kriese-Anderson

President:
Michelle Bufkin

This club is open to any undergraduate or graduate student with any interest in pre-and post-harvest cattle production or cooking and preparation of meat. The purpose of the club is to promote knowledge, activities and comradery among students. We are an auxiliary of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and seek to acquaint students with industry leaders and and provide students with the opportunity to become more successful in the work field. Activities of this association acquaint students with meat scientists in the industry and provide students with the opportunity to become successful in the work field.

Advisor:
Christy Bratcher

President:
Sam Sechler

Following the principles of the national FFA organization, the Auburn chapter strives to create interest in agriculture and agricultural education. Collegiate FFA sponsors a variety of recreational and educational activities for students. The club also participates in service-oriented projects with high school students throughout the state, such as steer shows and agribusiness endeavors.

Advisor:
Brian Parr

President:
Brad Baretto

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Club is a professional organization for students who are interested in agriculture, sustainability and environmental sciences. Joining is a great way to network with like-minded individuals and discuss relevant agriculture issues. The CSES Club is a student division of the American Society of Agronomy in which we participate in events sponsored by SASES, such as national meetings. Other activities include monthly meetings with guest speakers and a sweet corn sale, our main fundraising event.

Advisor:
David Weaver

President:
Kristen Pegues

Food Science is an exciting multidisciplinary scientific field where concepts of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, and nutrition are used to develop and produce food products that are safe, tasty, healthy and economical. This club is open to students who want to learn more about the food they consume and opportunities in the Food Science sector.

Advisor:
Leonard Bell

President:
Emma Williams

This club is open to all students who have a passion for horses and related activities. Members learn about different aspects of the horse industry from professionals in equine-related fields and have hands-on experience related to the care and handling of horses. Owning a horse is not a requirement.

Advisors:
Betsy Wagner

President:
Rachel Thomas

Advisors:
James Spiers and Tyler Weldon

President:
Hannah Mattil

MANRRS is the largest minority-focused organization for professionals and students (junior high school through doctoral programs). It is the goal of our organization to provide them with the support to become productive citizens by engagement in leadership development activities, educational opportunities, job readiness training, and facilitating internship placement and permanent employment, with special emphasis on agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.

Advisor:
Brenda Allen

President:
Ashantae Smith

Established in 1992, the Auburn chapter of NAMA represents students interested in careers in agriculture and agribusiness. Chapter members develop skills in leadership and marketing and communications, and connect with industry through professional programs, field trips, industry speakers and other special projects. Since the emphasis of the club is on career development, membership in NAMA is open to all students in all majors. 

Advisor:
Bob Nelson

The Auburn student chapter of PLANET gives students professional opportunities in landscape horticulture. Meetings frequently include speakers from industry, and each spring, members travel to the national PLANET Student Career Days competitions where they compete in events relating to all areas of the landscape horticulture industry. Students also make industry contacts for internships and job opportunities.

Advisor:
Joe Eakes

President:
Britton Garrett

The Poultry Science Club exposes students to the poultry industry and strengthens their relationships with departmental faculty and industry leaders. Club activities include sales of smoked birds, sponsorship of the His Place chicken project and community education on poultry related topics.The club also helps recruit qualified students into the College of Agriculture. Membership is open to anyone interested in any aspect of the poultry industry.

Advisors:
Codi Plaster and Bill Dozier

President:
Kasey Blore

This group includes pre-veterinary students who share interest in veterinary medicine and love of animals. Members learn about the expectations associated with pre-veterinary and veterinary education and the veterinary profession and build strong friendships with other pre-vet students. Club activities include panel discussions with current vet students and dinner outings. PVMA is open to students in all majors and colleges at Auburn.

Advisor:
Terry Brandebourg

President:
Riley Shugg

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. The sorority was found in 1978 at Ohio State University by five women who wanted an alternative to the social Greek sorority system. We support Ag in the Classroom as our national service project.  We are dedicated to the motto: Women Exceling in Agriculture.

Advisor
Pam Haney

President
Lauren Munoz