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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Clubs

Clubs are your gateway to taking your college experience to the next level. You'll find clubs enrich your time by connecting you with peers in a setting which is far different than the classroom; many of those connections will create friendships, which will last well beyond USU, and into your professional careers. In addition, active club members are likely to meet current professionals who have come to your club as a way of recruiting future talent.

Animal, Dairy Veterinary Sciences Clubs

Animal Science The Animal Science Club provides interested students with opportunities to become exposed to animal agriculture through traveling to different operations across the country, judging livestock, holding the annual club calf sale, and sponsoring a steer jackpot. The club also provides its members with the chance to become better citizens through service, leadership opportunities, and interaction with each other and members of the animal industry. The Animal Science Club is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus and is open to all majors. 

Contact:

Brett Bowman
(435)-770-4440
brett.bowman@usu.edu

Western Equestrian Team The Dairy Science Club is for students with a desire to learn more and/or be more involved with dairy cattle and the dairy industry. The main activities are dairy judging and Dairy Challenge. Students have the opportunity to judge at the Western Spring National Holstein show in May, and if there is enough interest, the World Dairy Expo in October. Students are also encouraged to help organize and direct state 4-H and FFA dairy judging contests. The Dairy Challenge is a nationally sponsored dairy management program where students learn at the regional event and compete at the national event. Last year the USU Dairy Challenge team placed second in their division at the national contest.  

Contact:

Justin Jenson
justin.jenson@usu.edu

English Equestrian Team The USU English Equestrian Team is a Hunter Equitation horse riding team looking for riders at all levels of experience, beginners to advanced. We compete against other schools in Idaho and Montana under the Intercollegiate Horse Showing Association (IHSA) rules and regulations. The USU English Equestrian Team is a COMPETITIVE team and we are looking for members who will be passionate and dedicated. Practices are Tuesday nights from 5-8pm. Tryouts cost $10 and occur the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the Fall semester. Tryout flyers will be posted in the student center 

Contact:

Jason Romney
jason.romney@usu.edu

Pre-Vet The USU Pre-Vet Club is a club designed for students interested in veterinary medicine. We hold monthly activities and meetings to help in the vet school application process, getting to know students in the major, and give presentations about the different vet schools.  The Pre-Vet club also hopes to increase student’s exposure to different facets of veterinary medicine.

Contact:

Dr. Rusty Stott
(435)770-3008
rusty.stott@usu.edu

Rodeo The Rodeo Club promotes academic success as well as successful athletic competition.  We have scheduled timed event practices in the Fall and Spring semesters, host a large rodeo event once a year, and encourage most members to compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association regional rodeos. 

Contact:

Dr. Jeffery Hall
(435)797-0238

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Sheep and Goat Club This club is to help students learn more about the sheep and goat industry, and improve the relationship between the university undergraduate students and the sheep, goat, and wool industries.  Assist with placement in internships and career opportunities.  

Contact:

Lyle McNeal
435-797-215
lyle.mcneal@usu.edu

Western Equestrian Team The Utah State University Western Equestrian Team is a competitive organization that is composed of dedicated USU students that want to compete at the highest levels of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The team competes in western horsemanship, which is a discipline that exemplifies grace, elegance, balance, and focuses on a rider’s ability to perform on any horse. The open riders on the team are also able to compete in reining which showcases the versatility and overall ability of the rider. The IHSA includes members that range from beginning level equestrians to experienced level equestrians that all share a dedication to perfecting their western horsemanship skills in order to perform with confidence and competitiveness. The Western Equestrian Team offers an opportunity to all students, as you do not have to own a horse or be an equine major in order to compete. There is an annual meeting held at the beginning of each new school year to inform any equestrian riders about our organization, try-outs, and the qualifications for becoming a member. 

Contact:

Jason Romney 
jason.romney@usu.edu

Applied Economics Clubs

Agribusiness ClubThe USU Agribusiness club is open to all majors and is geared towards helping students network, gain agribusiness skills, and promote agribusiness. Students focus on outreach through service projects, networking with students, professionals ,and agribusinesses, as well as leadership and personal development.

Contact:

Ryan Larsen
(435) 797-0784
ryan.larsen@usu.edu

Environmental & Natural Resource Club The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Club is for undergraduate students interested in economics and policy related to water, land use, energy, air quality, and other areas. The Club regularly participates in undergraduate research projects, seminar speaker series, networking, and social functions.

Contact:

Ryan Bosworth
ryan.bosworth@gmail.com

Applied Sciences, Technology and Education Clubs

Ag Tech Ag Tech Club members are generally agricultural machinery or agricultural systems technology majors at USU. Students participate in activities designed to develop skills and knowledge specific to agricultural systems technology.

Contact:

Royce Hatch
(435) 797-1928

Utah State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club is USU’s chapter of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow organization. This professional organization is for students majoring in Agricultural Communication and Journalism. While membership is open to all USU students, goals and activities are designed to prepare graduates in careers relating to agricultural public relations, broadcast journalism, and print journalism. Activities include professional development and community service designed to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the profession. Development activities also seek to build relationships between USU students and communicators involved in the profession. The club also seeks to provide social activities designed to allow Agricultural Communication and Journalism majors to nurture life-long professional relationships.

Contact:

Dr. Kelsey Hall
(435)797-3289

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nactnow.org 
Alpha Eta Rho Alpha Eta Rho (ΑΗΡ) is a co-ed international professional college aviation fraternity that serves as a contact between the aviation industry and educational institutions. The fraternity strives to foster, promote, and mentor today's college students toward successful careers in aviation, aeronautical engineering, and aerospace sciences. Alpha Eta Rho serves to actively associate interested students of aviation with leaders and executives in the industry.

Contact:

Frank Manderino

Alpha Tau Alpha Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) is an honorary agricultural education organization open to agricultural education majors at or above the sophomore level. Service projects are designed to assist the agricultural education profession.

Contact:

Dr. Becki Lawver
(435)797-1254

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Alpha Tau Alpha 
Collegiate 4-H USU Collegiate 4-H provides members with opportunities to develop lasting friendships and to gain leadership skills through fun recreational activities, socials, service projects, and more! The club was recognized as USU Robin’s Awards “Organization of the Year” for 2016. Everyone is welcome to join the club.

Contact:

Casey Major
(435)994-4597
casey.major@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Utah 4-H Website 
Collegiate FFA Collegiate FFA provides professional development opportunities to help students gain an edge in today’s job market. USU Collegiate FFA members serve the campus community, agricultural industry, the agricultural education profession and the FFA at the local, state, and national levels. All majors welcome!

Contact:

Dr. Tyson Sorensen
Tyson.sorensen@usu.edu

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USU FFA Club Website 
Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers Sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers club is open to college students in all areas of study who are interested in agriculture. We offer meetings with guest speakers, social opportunities, leadership development, educational conferences, local, state, and national competitive events, and an introduction to involvement in local, state and national Farm Bureau programs.

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Ag Associates Club Also known as the NIFA. Students who have at least their private pilot license can join the NIFA team. The team competes in regional events each year. Events include both flying and ground events. Team members also participate in community service and outreach projects.

Contact:

Matt Bunnell
(435)797-7895

Andreas Wesemann 
(435)797-0680

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OISA The Outdoor Industry Student Association (OISA) is a club intended to provide students who are looking to enter the outdoor industry workforce with extracurricular skills and experience required by professionals working in the industry. We facilitate activities for club members that boost working skills while also allowing for real life experiences; like going for a weekend backpacking trip, or hosting a sewing party to build construction skill sets. We also push for advocacy oncauses we as students believe in, such as sustainable sourcing of materials and fair labor principles. We believe that doing good is a very important value, and it is up to us to ensure the outdoorindustry does good in the future. Development of professional skills through networking with the industry, participating in design contests, and sharing what it means to be a professional in the industry are all things we want our members to experience so they have a stronger resume and also show integrity when communicating with other professionals.

Contact:

Cory Haberstock

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PHIUPhi Upsilon Omicron is the Honor Society for Family and Consumer Education and related areas (Food Science, Dietetics, etc). Phi U recognizes and rewards academic excellence. This organization is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and identifies individuals with proven or potential professional and community service. Thisorganization gives opportunities to build professional leadership, supplies a structure for building competence skills in management and leadership, provides networking with established professionals, and allows for mentoring by alumni. There are scholarships available at the national and chapter levels.

Contact:

Teresa Bodrero
(435)797-1548

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Phi U Website 
Pilot Club The pilot club at Utah State University provides students who have an interest in aviation with an environment to interact with fellow aviation enthusiasts. Activities range from social gatherings to professional development trips.

Contact:

Matt Bunnell
(435) 797-7895

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Pilot Club Website 
Society of Aviation Maintenance Professionals The Society of Aviation Maintenance Professionals club provides students with opportunities to get involved with activities related to their degree outside the classroom. SAMP organizes various service projects, mini field trips to aviation museums, and various aviation-related facilities and gives students an opportunity to strengthen relationships with fellow students who are working to achieve similar education-related goals. SAMP competes in the annual worldwide Aerospace Maintenance Competition. Information on jobs and internship opportunities is facilitated very well through our club adviser and fellow professors.

Contact:

Autumn Allinson

Chris Bracken
435-797-3328

Student Organic Farm If you like gardening, the USU Student Organic Farm is for you. Run by students the farm provides hands-on experience growing local, fresh, organic food. Produce is sold on campus weekly and through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Women Aviation This club is open for all aviation enthusiasts – women and men. Women in Aviation International (WAI) Chapters provide local networking at regularly scheduled meetings, programs that include local speakers and tours of aviation facilities and landmarks, community outreach efforts to encourage young people to pursue aviation careers, and regional scholarship opportunities.

Contact:

Andreas Wesemann

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Clubs

LAEP Our chapter prepares students for professional practice in the field of Landscape Architecture.  The chapter works closely with the Utah Chapter of ASLA, composed of leading professionals in the field, and provides students with opportunities to network and associate with these professionals.  Students have the opportunity to be mentored by a landscape architect as well as provide mentorship to pre-matriculated students.  Students serve the community by participating in Community Design Teams, which provide landscape design work to local clients on a nonprofit basis.  The chapter also hosts educational workshops, social events, and other service projects.

Contact:

David Evans at david.evans@usu.edu

Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Clubs

Dietetics Student Association The Dietetic Student Association provides an opportunity for anyone interested in nutrition to network with students and professionals while learning about jobs and internships, earning hours towards program and internship application requirements, and participating in fun nutrition-related activities. The association also provides leadership and service opportunities on campus and in the community.

Contact:

Stacy Bevan
stacy.bevan@usu.edu

Mateja Savoie Roskos
mateja.savoie@usu.edu

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Dietetics Student Association The goal of the Food Science Club is to assist in the development of our students professionally, academically, and personally. This is done through participation in events associated with IFT (the professional Institute of Food Technologists) as well as competing in product development competitions and College Bowl. We also work to spread our knowledge of the food industry to the general public through extension work and club activities.

Contact:

Jeta Kadamne
jeta.kadamne@aggiemail.usu.edu
(435)374-7728

Plants, Soils and Climate Clubs

Plant Science Club This club provides a means for students to meet together, build relationships, perform service, learn skills, and participate in worthwhile projects. Fund raising projects include the production and sale of plants and flowers along with opportunities to participate in learning activities. The funds received from these projects are used to finance student competitions and trips in areas of interest throughout the western United States. Club meetings are scheduled and announced each month during the school year. Student membership is open to all students interested in plant or soil science.

Contact:

Craig Aston
(435)797-2247
craig.aston@usu.edu

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Plant Science ClubThe USU Student Organic Farm provides “hands-on” opportunities for students to learn best practices in organic farming and gardening while making new friends in the process. The day to day running of the farm is student managed with the oversight and support of a faculty mentor. The club provides many opportunities to get involved through volunteer opportunities, internships and management positions. Students who progress to the farm manager roles are responsible for running a small market garden business from the ground up, a unique opportunity that is rare on campus and can open doors to many career opportunities. The club sells produce on campus during the summer and fall months and through the sale of 55 weekly vegetable shares to the campus community. Excess produce is donated to student volunteers and the USU SNAC pantry. Proceeds support the farm in terms of operating expenses, equipment purchases, and modest student stipends. Other activities include organizing the annual fall pumpkin festival. The USU Student Farm was officially certified organic by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in August 2011, representing the payoff of several years of hard work and careful record keeping. The club is open to all students with an interest in organic gardening and farming. The club is currently raising funds for a brand new building containing a produce pickup and meeting space, toolshed, walk in cooler and toilets!

Contact:

Jennifer Reeve
(435)797-3192
jennifer.reeve@usu.edu

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