CALS Student Groups and Organizations

collageStudent organizations are important venues for gaining leadership experience. Student organizations provide skills and experiences you will use throughout your personal and professional life.There are more than 30 CALS Student Organizations. Please review the list of student organizations below. Summaries of organizations can be found on the right. A student organization representative will contact you regarding meetings and getting involved. Complete the fields and select the student organizations that are of interest to you.

  •   Alpha Gamma Rho - Iota Chapter
      American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers
      American Society of Landscape Architects
      Association of Women in Agriculture
      Babcock House
      Badger Crops Club
      Badger Meat Science Club
      Badger Turf and Grounds Club
      Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
      CALS Health and Research Society
      Collegiate Farm Bureau
      Collegiate FFA
      Dietetics and Nutrition Club
      F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture
      Food Science Club
      Horticulture Society
      Minorities in Agriculture
      Natural Resources and Related Sciences
      National Agri-Marketing Association
      Poultry Club
      Pre-Veterinary Club
      Sigma Alpha - Alpha Tau Chapter
      Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
      Undergraduate Biochemistry Student Organization
      Undergraduate Genetics Association

Alpha Gamma Rho – Iota Chapter

Alpha Gamma Rho is a social/professional fraternity for men interested in the study of agriculture and who want to become actively involved on campus. We also have a vast alumni network that assists with career development and connections.

For more information, please visit wisconsinagr.com

American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers

The ASABE – UW-Madison Student Branch is for any student interested in engineering for agriculture, food and biological systems.

For more information, please visit asabe.bse.wisc.edu

American Society of Landscape Architects

The WI-ASLA Student Chapter supports students in Landscape Architecture and related fields by providing academic, professional, and social resources. The organization seeks to foster the development of individuals and the advancement of the profession. The WI-ASLA Student Chapter is the student-run component of the WI-ASLA Professional Chapter, and by extension, the national American Society of Landscape Architects. Benefits of membership include, but are not limited to, professional networking opportunities, educational sessions, and social events.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/wiaslastudentchapter

Association of Women in Agriculture

The purpose of AWA is to help its members prepare for a career in agriculture and agriculture related fields; to aid women in agriculture in achieving their goals; to improve communication among women in agriculture; and for the general betterment of agriculture.

For more information, please visit awamadison.org

Babcock House

Babcock House has a long, rich history of tradition and leadership development at UW-Madison. Babcock House began in 1931 when Dr. Stephen M. Babcock died and left his house to the University. It was to be used as a place for deserving, needy, male students to call home while enrolled in the College of Agriculture. Today, there are 24 men and women residents from all income levels. Most are enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences along with other colleges within UW-Madison. The house is operated and maintained cooperatively by the students themselves. The Board of Directors (composed of a faculty advisor, alumni, and student members of Babcock House) acts as the legal, nonprofit corporation holding title to the property.

For more information, please visit babcockhouse.org

Badger Crops Club

Badger crops club is an organization for anyone interested in the crop side of agriculture. The club’s activities include tours every semster, such as production and research facilities. Additionally, the club does fun events like corn mazes or trips to a Brewer game. We travel to the regional agronomy conference every spring semester. In addition, the club holds bi-weekly meetings where speakers from the industry are invited to share what is new in the industry as well as provide insight on internships and full time employment opportunities that are available. Badger Crops Club also has a clothing sale every year consisting of t-shirts and polos usually.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/badgercropsclub

Badger Meat Science Club

The purpose of Badger Meat Science Club is to inform more people about the meat industry and production. We will foster fellowship with students interested in meat science while providing service opportunities for the community. Badger Meat Science Club will provide networking opportunities and professional development events. Our goal is to encourage involvement in meat science student activities and to provide educational opportunities for the community.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/badgermeatscienceclub

Badger Turf and Grounds Club

We are a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students, with interests in the turf and grounds management profession who aim to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the profession through continued education.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/badgerturfandgrounds

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

The Purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society is to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities are designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.

For more information, please visit www.tri-beta.org

CALS Health and Research Society

CHARS is a great resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in a field related to research and/or healthcare. Our meetings and events provide undergraduates with an opportunity to meet and network with other students as well as supplement their academic in-class experiences with volunteer work, pre-professional development and career exploration.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/CHARS

Collegiate Farm Bureau

Collegiate Farm Bureau is a student-run organization that works to promote agriculture on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. A voice for agriculture at UW, Collegiate Farm Bureau connects students through agricultural advocacy, education, professional development, and interaction with industry leaders.

For more information, please visit wfbf.com/countyfarmbureaus/uwmadisoncollegiatefarmbureau-2

Collegiate FFA

Collegiate FFA, UW-Madison Chapter is an official Collegiate chapter of the National FFA Organization. Our purposes include leadership and professional development, supporting the Wisconsin FFA Association, and service to the agricultural community.

For more information, please visit collegiateffamadison.weebly.com

Dietetics and Nutrition Club

The goal of the DNC is to strengthen the relationship between club members and professionals in the field of dietetics, encourage leadership and initiative, and provide a social network for students with similar interests. While exploring the various opportunities dietetics has to offer, it stands to contribute knowledge, skill, and professionalism to the community through the club activities.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/dnc

F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Our mission is to establish the relationship between land, food, and community on the UW-Madison campus as well as the surrounding Madison community through our garden, workshops and shared learning experiences.

For more information, please visit fhkingstudentfarm.com

Food Science Club

The Food Science Club is an active chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Student Association. Club members participate in Product Development, College Bowl, Undergraduate and Graduate Research Paper competitions organized by various scientific bodies and industry partners.

For more information, please visit sciencemeetsfood.org/category/ift-iftsa

Horticulture Society

It shall be the purpose of this club to interest and acquaint students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison with career opportunities and requirements in the field of Pomology, Olericulture, Ornamental Horticulture, and other related fields; to provide opportunities to further this interest through combined effort and achievement; to create awareness and interest in students entering the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with fields available to industrious students interested in extending their knowledge of Horticulture; and to promote an exchange of ideas and mutual understanding among club members.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/hortsociety

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), is a student organization open to all University of Wisconsin students. Our goal is to assists members with developing the skills and tools to succeed in the professional world.

For more information, please visit manrrs.org

National Agri-Marketing Association

NAMA provides a very hands-on approach to marketing and communications in a way that many other organizations don’t. Not only do members have the opportunity to participate in Marketing Team, they get build professional skills through resume workshops, study tours, working at World Dairy Expo and Pro-NAMA events. There are many opportunities to network with industry professionals through these events. In addition, NAMA helps students create lifelong friendships through many of our activities and social events.

For more information, please visit nama.wisc.edu

Poultry Club

Poultry Club has monthly meetings complete with delicious food! There are two fundraisers during the year; turkey sales in the fall, and poultry products in the spring. There is a yearly trip to the International Expo in Atlanta if members wish to attend.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/poultryclub

Pre-Veterinary Club

Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the diverse facets and careers of veterinary medicine. We have an array of speakers from many specialties at meetings, and we provide many volunteer and social activities for club members.

For more information, please visit prevetclub.weebly.com

Sigma Alpha – Alpha Tau Chapter

Welcome to Sigma Alpha Alpha-Tau Chapter. As a student organization housed within CALS, Sigma Alpha prepares women in agriculture and life sciences for a career after college. We are built on the foundation of scholarship, leadership and service.

For more information, please visit www.sigmaalpha-alphatau.org

Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

We are a club for those interested in the outdoors with an emphasis in wildlife and wildlife ecology. We have meetings every other week at Russell Laboratories in Rm A228. We usually have a guest speaker come in and talk with us about their career, research or another wildlife realted topic. Some meetings are more social. We also have events throughout the semester where we go to various places around WI for outdoor events.

For more information, please visit labs.russell.wisc.edu/tws

Undergraduate Biochemistry Student Organization

The Undergraduate Biochemistry Student Organization (UBSO) was created as a community group for students interested in biochemistry, but involved in many different fields of science. Members of UBSO are able to connect, share ideas, talk biochemistry and even have some fun while doing it! UBSO is dedicated to providing pre-professional advising to its students as well as information about job and internship opportunities through a variety of different seminars and meetings. UBSO also provides students with the opportunity to get involved in the community and around campus.

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/UBSO

Undergraduate Genetics Association

The Undergraduate Genetics Association is an academic club which promotes networking, volunteer events, science outreach, career exploration, peer mentoring, social events, and research on campus. We are more than your average stop codon! Join UGA!

For more information, please visit win.wisc.edu/organization/UGA