Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) is a social-professional fraternity for men with an interest in Agriculture. Our chapter, Beta Iota, was founded in 1978. We have a strong emphasis on professional development, while still remaining a social fraternity. Through our events, we promote a shared bond in brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, and service.
By joining AGR, you become a member of something bigger than yourself. AGR brothers make life-long bonds with their fellow brothers. College can be tough. All new members are assigned a Big Brother. Big Brothers serve as a role model, mentor, and coach for new members. The support AGR gives its members is unmatched in helping men transition into college life and achieve personal success.
As AGR brothers, we challenge and support one another to maintain a high level of scholastic achievement. With events like fraternity study hours, our chapter puts a strong emphasis on academic success. Our Scholarship Chair monitors all members’ grades and offers support for struggling brothers. Older brothers are always ready to help younger brothers grasp material they have already learned.
AGR has helped generations of men develop their leadership skills. From learning valuable interpersonal skills serving as a committee chair or executive board member to learning to valuable time management skills, AGR’s mission of ‘Making Better Men‘ is lived out every day by each brother. AGR National Headquarter hosts four Leadership Seminars per year. All brothers are eligible to attend and many members of our chapter attend. These seminars give brothers a perfect atmosphere to network and meet professionals from across the country.
Our chapter prides itself in supporting the Kirksville community by sponsoring and volunteering at many community service events. October 2017 marked the happening of the 1st Annual Adair Country JAKES Day which our chapter sponsored alongside the National Wild Turkey Federation. Collectively, our chapter spent over 420 hours serving the Kirksville community last semester. Brothers also logged hours individually with organizations such as 4-H, FFA, Young Farmers, Missouri Stream Team, Missouri Department of Conservation, Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Adair County Humane Society, Emergency Room volunteers, Chemistry tutoring, Truman ROTC, and the Truman Mental Health and Wellness Committee.