Agricultural Student Council
The Purdue Agricultural
Council is a student organization ran by approximately 22 undergraduates in
various College of Agriculture majors and with a variety of backgrounds and
experiences. Ag council typically hosts a few call-outs in the fall semester
and invites students to come learn about the duties of being a council member.
There is then a formal application process where students send in their
applications and the Ag Council executive team will choose which applicants to
interview and ultimately select to be part of the team. The members serve two
year terms, each of the officers being second year members. The members
work as one cohesive unit toward one focus goal, promoting unity
throughout the college.
Unity amongst all members of the college, both students and faculty, is accomplished by providing educational enrichment and promoting social interaction. Some notable events include beginning of semester socials and leadership development opportunities.
The council has been around for quite sometime and has a distinguished reputation. What student’s typically remember most about the council are the annual events it puts on. Some long standing traditions are the Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate Socials. However, within the past five years the Moonlight Pancake Breakfast and Leaders Retreat have came to be high-profile events.
As the council has gained popularity, its reach has expanded. No longer are all events exclusive to the College of Agriculture. Due to generous supporters both at the university level and in the agriculture industry, the council is able to reach students and faculty throughout the entire university, not just those on “the south side of State Street”.
As the council’s capacity continues to grow it looks forward to new opportunities ahead. From growing long standing traditions to expanding its reach across campus, the work of the outstanding leaders on the council will be sure to impress!