Student Enrichment

The Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education provides an array of opportunities that enable you to learn, explore and grow beyond the classroom. For information on how to connect to these or other opportunities, please talk to your advisor or contact the department. 

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

Internships

  • 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