Student Organizations: 1980s


Agriculture student organizations were in the news in the early 1980s. Below are some headlines.



  • 2ndAnnual School of Agriculture Career Day held on January 23, sponsored by the Agricultural Economics Club and Agricultural Council
  • 67thHorticulture Show held April 18–20
  • John Anthrop and John Kitchel, Agriculture students on Varsity Basketball Team
photo of 1981 Tractor Pull

1981 Tractor Pull


  • Boilermaker Tractor Pull: September 11–13
  • First Boiler Rodeo: September 25–27
  • Pre Vet Club (Formed in 1958), focused on realistic preparation for career goals
  • Purdue Meats Judging Team won American Royal Contest over 20 other teams
  • Outstanding Option Club: NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association)
  • Outstanding Honorary: Ceres
  • First Boilermaker Barn Burner held at Livestock Pavilion, sponsored by Agricultural Council



  • “Ag Expo” held in the Armory with 56 agribusiness exhibitors. Sponsored by Ag Mechanization Club, Agricultural Council, and Alpha Zeta
  • Avian Science Club: New member of the Agricultural Council
  • Six Purdue Collegiate 4-H members elected as national officers at National Collegiate 4-H Conference at Morgantown, WV


Student Organizations in the Early and Mid-1980s

  • Ag Student Intercom
  • Ag Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Agricultural Economics Club
  • Agricultural Exposition
  • Agricultural Mechanization Club
  • Agronomy Club
  • Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Mu
  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • Alpha Zeta
  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Avian Science Club
  • Block and Bridle
  • Boilermaker Tractor Pull Foundation
  • Ceres
  • Collegiate 4-H
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Dairy Club
  • Environmental Science Club
  • Food Science Club
  • Forest Products Research Society
  • Horticulture Club
  • International Agriculture Club
  • NAMA
  • Plant Protection Club
  • Pre Vet Club
  • Purdue Bonsai Society
  • Purdue Intercollegiate Horsemanship Club
  • Purdue Recreation and Parks Association
  • Purdue Society of Landscape Architects
  • Rodeo Club
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Thomas Say Entomological Society
  • Wildlife Society
  • Xi Sigma Pi

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