Posted: January 18, 2022

The Agronomy Club took first place at the 2021 Ag Olympics hosted by Ag Student Council and the Ag Alumni Society.

The Agronomy Club took home the Ag Olympics trophy on Saturday, November 20th at the Ag Arena. The Ag Olympics, which took place as a partnership between Ag Student Council and the Ag Alumni Society, is an event that promotes unity between the organizations of the college through healthy competition. The last time that the Ag Olympics occurred was in 2014. With this year’s renewal, participants engaged in a number of agricultural-themed events such as barrel racing and a hay bale toss. The Agronomy Club competed along with Block and Bridle (2nd place) and the Dairy Science Club (3rd place).

The Agronomy Club is open to any student in the College of Agricultural Sciences that is interested in agronomy, plant science, crop science, animal science, and agribusiness management. In the past, the club has taken field trips to nearby farms, hosted guest speakers, and ran fundraisers at the Harrisburg Farm Show. Despite the pandemic, the club has still managed to provide speakers via ZOOM to keep its members engaged.

For Secretary Megan Czekaj, her favorite part of the club is how it “makes you feel like family no matter the major.” She also appreciates the way the club allows her to foster connections with others in the agronomy world.

The Agronomy Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. For additional information or to join, check them out on Org Central.