Student Organizations

Student Organizations


Welcome Back Picnic

The ADS Department hosts a welcome back picnic in the fall to welcome both returning students and new students. Students get a chance to catch-up with each other, interact with faculty, meet new club officers, and enjoy a meal right off the grill.

Ag Olympics

An event in the fall organized by our student clubs where teams compete in ag-related events such as hay bale stacking, potato sack races, and obstacle courses. Proceeds go towards charitable organizations our clubs support such as Heifer International.

Academic Quadrathlon

School across the region send a team of students to compete in a regional Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon. Teams compete in four events: lab practical, written exam, oral presentation, and quiz bowl for a chance at winning the event.

Clubs & Organizations

Block and Bridle

Student leading a cow

This club operates as part of a national organization open to all college students interested in agriculture. Club members promote agriculture and build friendships through multiple livestock, social, and community service events.
Visit the Block and Bridle Web Site

Collegiate Cattleman's Club

Group of students in Collegiate Cattleman's Club

This association is directly affiliated with the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association and is open to all students with an interest in cattle or beef.
Contact Dr. Trent Smith

Horsemen's Association

Student grooming a horse

Open to students of any major, this club is for students with an interest in horses or the horse industry. Activities include an annual AQHA show, speakers from the horse industry, English & Western riding clinics, trail rides and National Horsemen's Association Meetings.
Contact Molly Nicodemus | Facebook

Livestock Judging Team

Group of students judging livestock

This is a competitive livestock judging team that travels the country's most prestigious livestock shows and judging contests and visits premier farms and ranches across the country. Members develop a network with the nation's leaders in livestock production and forge life-long friendships and the ability to work extensively with others. Students develop the ability to make quick decisions and defend them with logic and also polish their public speaking skills. Clearly, team-members gain an in-depth understanding of the livestock industry and hone skills that prepare them to make a positive impact on its efficiency.
Contact Alex Pittman | Donate to the Livestock Judging Team

Mississippi State Eventing Team

Student and horse jumping fence

The Mississippi State Eventing Team was founded in the fall of 2014 and quickly started growing and gaining recognition. The team competes in numerous team challenges throughout the year as well as individually on any given weekend. Our goals as a team are to help the Eventing community of Mississippi grow at the grassroots level and to help those on the team achieve their individual riding goals.
Contact Molly Nicodemus | Facebook

MSU Equestrian Team

Group of students with banner

This group is comprised of both English and Western riders. Team positions are available to students of any major and skill level that have an interest in riding. Annually there are seven intercollegiate competitions held in the region.
Visit the MSU Equestrian Team Web Site.

MSU Rodeo Team

Study barrel racing

This very active team is self supported and travels to ten NIRA rodeos each year. Team practices are held in the spacious Mississippi Horsepark. Membership is open to all students with an interest in rodeo.
Find the MSU Rodeo Team on Facebook

Pre-Vet Club

Students looking over display

Students looking for exposure to all aspects of veterinary medicine will want to join this club. Students learn the procedures to apply for admission to Vet School and participate in various fund raising events and social activities such as bowling and a trip to the national pre-veterinary student meeting.
Visit the Pre-Vet Club website

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

Students working on greenery

MANNRS promotes the inclusion of ethnic and cultural groups that are under-represented in agricultural and natural resources and related fields in all phases of career preparation and participation.
Visit the MANRRS website

CALS Ambassadors

CALS ambassador students

The CALS Ambassadors are a select group of students representing all departments within the college. Some examples of activities that Ambassadors participate in include the CALS Alumni Breakfast, on campus recruiting events, and CALS day.
Contact Emily Anthony for more information.