Student Enrichment

Clubs and Organizations

  • MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences)  
  • NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association)  
  • Alpha Tau Alpha: Honor Society of Ag. Ed.  
  • Agricultural Economics Association  
  • Agricultural Education Association  
  • Gamma Sigma Delta: Honor Society of Agriculture  
  • SOFSEC Student Council (SOuthern Foods System Education Consortium)  
  • Collegiate Chapter - National FFA Organization

International Experiences

  • Experiential Learning Program in Ghana (West Africa) 
  • Student Teaching - Germany 
  • Economic Research - Jamaica, Mexico, Thailand


  • Students in the department have the opportunity to gain on-the-job experiences through internships.  Many of these opportunities lead to future employment and graduate study opportunities. Internship experiences are available with:
  • Governmental Agencies:
  • USDA agencies - Natural Resources Conservation Service, Economic Research Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Farm Service Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Cooperatives: Southern States
  • Private Industries: Syngenta, Eli Lilly, American Cyanamid, Glaxo Wellcome, Cargill and Dupont
  • University Research Programs: Virginia Polytechnic & State University, University of Illinois, Cornell University, Purdue University, Iowa State University