The Future of Agriculture

The Future of Agriculture

August 23, 2016

For Alpha Gamma Rho, Ag is in the initials. Thousands of young men make up this fraternity, dedicated to working toward the future success of agriculture. RFD-TV recently sponsored AGR's convention in Omaha, Nebraska and learned how these leaders plan to make a splash in the Ag world.

The fraternity features 55,000 living alumni and more than 3,100 collegiate members with many coming together for the bi-annual convention.

"This is a career development opportunity for attendees to truly take advantage," said Brad Garrison, AGR Director of Development.  "Beyond the doors of this convention, to leverage the networking opportunities they make here, to stay in touch with those brothers they meet from around the country.  But also those industry contacts that they're going to make at the convention throughout their career."

Twenty-six Ag businesses and organizations came to the event, looking for their next employee. And some of these businessmen know first hand what opportunities AGR can bring.

"I think the uniqueness of AGR is this pillar, platform of Ag," said Zoetis Business Unit Director, Julian Garci.  "The grasp is feeding the world and they have that sense of vision and purpose that's tied to agriculture. In fact, as an undergraduate, I wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for AGR. I wouldn't be in this position if they hadn't taken the time and investment to mold me and provide those opportunities in Ag and not just to think about short term, but really what's Ag going to look like in 10 and 15 years. So we're really proud of our members because that is part of their DNA."

With members pursuing degrees in fields like agribusiness, animal science, engineering and Ag education.  AGR is top-tier for companies seeking candidates.
Alpha Gamma Rho has 71 chapters across the U.S. and initiates more than 1,200 members annually.

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