Club spotlight: Agriculture Club

Kami Minnich

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The Agriculture Club has been part of Vincennes University for a while. They host a number of events and fundraisers and spend a good deal of their time in community service. The Trailblazer recently interviewed Nic Richter, Rochester, agribusiness, and discussed the doings of the AG Club and some of their upcoming events.

Helping His Hands (HHH) and the Salvation Army are two of the charity organizations that the AG Club has devoted their time and services to. They’re currently helping HHH building raised garden beds out of old pallets, but they have also helped with food and clothing drives for the Salvation Army.

Keeping to their roots in teaching about agriculture, the club takes trips to the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) conference, where they learn about communications between businesses and exchange experiences in agribusiness. Their most recent trip was to Reno, Nevada.

An upcoming event the AG Club is putting on will take place on April 11 at 5 p.m. in the Green Activities Center. A cornhole tournament set with the intent to raise funds for trips and other expenses the club might have in the next year. Richter said they had to postpone the event, which was initially scheduled for March 21. Team registration is $5 and will start at 5 p.m. on April 11.

At the end of the interview, Richter’s final statement about the club was, “It’s a fun time and you’re going to learn a lot about agriculture and you’re going to have a lot of opportunities to go out and meet new people. Network, network, network, those connections can be priceless at times. That’s our big thing.”