Alpha Gamma Rho is an international agricultural interest fraternity. The fraternity was founded in 1908 by the merging of two fraternities, Alpha Gamma Rho of Ohio State University and Delta Rho Sigma of the University of Illinois. In 1923 the fraternity opened the Phi chapter at the University of California, Davis - this chapter is the first and oldest fraternity on campus; the house celebrates its anniversary each year on Picnic Day with a float in the parade and volunteers on campus. The fraternity also runs many of the stations at the annual FFA and 4-H Field Day.
Alpha Gamma Rho is home to students of all majors and backgrounds that share similar interests in agriculture. Members may choose to live off campus in the fraternity house at 1111 Drake Drive near the Drake Apartments. The house is located next to a Unitrans bus stop so commuting to campus is easy.
Each year the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho provide a $1000 scholarship for all undergraduate students attending their first year at the university.
Davis Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Gamma Rhodeo
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Orville Redenbacher (Purdue University) - popcorn magnate
Rick Perry (Texas A&M) - Governor of Texas
Samuel Brownback - (Alpha Zeta) Governor of the State of Kansas
Norman Borlaug - Nobel Peace Prize winner
Peter Oppenheimer - (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Chi Chapter) C.F.O., Apple Inc.
James Cash Penney (University of Missouri) - founder of JC Penney Department Stores
Donnie Smith (University of Tennessee - Knoxville) Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods
Allie Reynolds (Oklahoma State) - Professional baseball player
Spud Chandler (University of Georgia, Alpha Eta) - Professional baseball player
Scott Hatteberg (Washington State University) - Professional baseball player
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