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.
Alpha Gamma Rho isn't like other fraternities. In AGR you'll get the opportunity to experience both a social and a professional fraternity. AGR does what you expect a social fraternity to do: socialize with other students on campus and people in the community. AGR is also like other social fraternities in that it has a strong group of members and a house you can live in during your college years. But AGR is more than just one of those strictly social fraternities; it is also a professional fraternity. All members of AGR have related career interests. AGR is for young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture, food or fiber industries. One more difference: at AGR there's no pledging. You join as an equal member. AGR does a careful review of all potential members in advance, so there's no need for a "weeding out" process.
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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