Student Activities

Poultry Science Club

The Poultry Science Club is open to any person interested in poultry or other birds. The club, in conjunction with the Poultry Education Team, conducts incubation demonstrations at local schools and at the College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. Fund-raising is achieved by catering BBQ chicken dinners to various organizations. Poultry Science Club members participate in the Mississippi Poultry Association Annual Convention and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Expo. Each semester, the club hosts a cookout where the club members are joined by faculty and friends for food and conversation. Each fall during MSU homecoming, many of our alumni and friends return to campus and join us for food and fellowship.

Contact Jessica Wells for more information.

CALS Ambassadors

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 Taylor Campbell for more information.

Collegiate FFA

Collegiate FFA is the student organization for persons interested in promoting agricultural education and the FFA. Students are involved in a variety of professional development activities, service projects, and leadership development opportunities. Members attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, judge federation and district FFA contests, and assist with State FFA Contest Day in April. People who have been a high school FFA member or who have an interest in promoting agricultural education are welcomed.

Contact O. P. McCubbins for more information.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences

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 for more information.

National Agri-Marketing Association

The National Agri-Marketing Association provides students with an opportunity to create, write, and present a marketing plan for an agricultural product or service. The students present their written and oral plans as part of a national competition at the NAMA National Conference each April where about 35 student chapters of NAMA come to compete. The MSU Student Chapter is sponsored by the Mid-South NAMA Chapter, which is the professional NAMA chapter located in Memphis.

Visit the National Agri-Marketing Association website for more information.

Pre-Veterinary Club

The Pre-Veterinary Club provides pre-vet students the opportunity to become better acquainted with various phases of veterinary medicine, to keep the student informed of curriculum changes, to promote development of high ideals and professionalism among the pre-vet students and to promote fellowship among pre-vet students and faculty.

Visit the Pre-Veterinary Club website for more information.

Some of our great student activities include:

  • Atlanta trip
  • MPA
  • Poultry Science Club
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Undergraduate Research programs
  • Internships
  • Meet & Greet
  • Study Abroad
  • CALS Ambassadors

More Information

Student organizations provide an excellent opportunity to network with professionals and peers. There are numerous organizations that are available through the Department and the University.