University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Agribusiness Club

The Agribusiness Club was originally started to stimulate interest in Agricultural Economics among students within UK's College of Agriculture. It now invites all students with agricultural majors to learn more about their roles in agribusiness fields.


The purpose of the Club is to promote beneficial relationships between members of the club and firms in the agribusiness community, and to promote the interchange of ideas between students and faculty.



The Agribusiness Club is composed of undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture. Associate membership in the organization is available to graduate students, personnel of teaching, research, and extension staff within the Ag College. Active membership dues are $7 per semester or $10 for all year. Membership is open to all College of Agriculture students.



President: Cody Smith:

External Vice President: Amanda Conley:

Internal Vice President: Mariah Wisner:

Secretary: Hannah Shear:

Treasurer:  Dan Hardin:

Reporter: Kelly Vaughan:

Ag Student Council Rep and
Student Affiliate Recruiter/Tax Work Chairman:   Bradley Dame



Advisors             Tim Woods    and    Sayed (Mehdi) Saghaian 

Fall Picnic

The annual fall picnic is a gathering of old and new Agribusiness Club members, College of Ag faculty, and affiliate members. It is an important component of the recruitment process. 


Monthly Meetings

Each month the Club holds a meeting.  At the meeting, free pizza is available and the Club hosts a guest speaker.  Guest speakers are typically from a local agribusiness or from the University of Kentucky and offer career and personal development opportunities.  Many speakers not only graduated from the U.K. College of Agriculture, but are also responsible in helping to recruit new employees for their company.  Therefore, every meeting turns into a networking opportunity for Agribusiness Club members.



The Club takes an In-State and Out-of-State trip each year to learn about different aspects of the agricultural industry and to have fun. Out-of-State trips have included Florida, St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans and North Carolina. In-State trips have included Ale-8, Philip-Morris, Colorpoint Greenhouses, Makers Mark, Kentucky's Best, Griffin Industries, Link-Belt, and Hallway Feeds.  Many of the businesses that the club visits employ U.K. College of Ag alumni and past Agribusiness Club members. 

Income Tax Preparer Seminars Mailing Project

This is the Club's major fund raising project. Students can pay for their out of state trip by working on mailings for Tax Preparer Seminars. Simply by stuffing envelopes and preparing the mailings, we help a large Extension project reach thousands of people. In the process, we usually get pizza and make a party out of our work. 


For additional information please contact one of the officers or advisors.