Student Clubs

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education works with six organizations that give students the opportunity to become involved. Students often find that getting involved in these organizations provides a way of making new friends and gaining skills that aide in their personal and professional growth. These organizations provide opportunities for students to improve their leadership and communication skills that will benefit them in the future.


Collegiate FFA & 4-H

The Collegiate FFA and Collegiate 4-H have been working together as a team for three years. The union of these two clubs has shown members what teamwork and cooperation is about. Students with an interest in maintaining involvement with 4-H and FFA activities are encouraged to join. Through educational and social activities, Collegiate FFA & 4-H members meet others with similar interests and find opportunities to mingle with department and college faculty.

2015-16 CFFA Officer Team 

Collegiate Farm Bureau

Collegiate Farm Bureau was formed in 2002 with support from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Its goals are to motivate students to become involved in shaping agricultural policy for the state and nation. Members participate in several leadership development opportunities, including the State Collegiate Discussion Meet as well as the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet.
 2016 Collegiate Farm Bureau Officer Team

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is designed for students with an interest in agricultural communications. The organization, one of the strongest collegiate agriculture organizations nationally, gives members an opportunity to interact with others with similar interests professionally and at the college level.

 2015-16 ACT Officer Team

Ag Mech

The Ag Mech club is an organization for all students interested in agricultural technology. In addition to monthly meetings and field trips, club members host (with ACT) a spring lawnmower tune-up clinic and are working to rebuild an antique John Deere model B tractor.



Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and have a 2.5 gpa are eligible to apply to become part of this group. REPS (Representing Excellence, Pride, and Service) members provide quality assistance with recruitment and retention efforts. Members share their college experiences with prospective FFA and 4-H members, students and parents as well as help the faculty and graduate student recruitment coordinators with additional correspondence and activities. Furthermore, members plan and host departmental events for current students. Applications are made available each spring and selections are announced before the end of the spring semester.



Alpha Tau Alpha

Alpha Tau Alpha is a National Professional Honorary Agricultural Education Fraternity that plays a vital role in the preparation of those persons who desire and plan to teach vocational agriculture. Some of the goals of the fraternity include developing a true professional spirit in the teaching of agriculture, helping train teachers of agriculture who shall be rural leaders in their communities, and fostering a fraternal spirit among students in teacher-training for vocational agriculture. 
There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to qualify for membership. You must have a 2.50 gpa, a minimum of forty-five hours of college level course work, and a genuine desire to teach vocational agriculture. In addition to these criteria, there is a membership/initiation fee of 20 dollars that must be paid by initiation.

The Chi Chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha was founded in 1954. Since that time there have been over 400 people initiated into this chapter.