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Animal Science Activities/Student Organizations/Clubs

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Participating in the many activities sponsored by the Department of Animal Science is a great way to make friendships and develop communication and problem-solving skills. Faculty and staff within the Department are very supportive and encourage students to become involved in judging teams and other activities to gain real-world experience.

Visit the club home pages to learn more about them. Many students are also involved in other ag organizations on campus. More information on additional clubs and organizations on campus can be found here.

Animal Science activities handout.


Last updated 12/22/16.

Academic Quadrathlon

Teams of students compete in this four-part contest consisting of a quiz bowl, oral presentation, lab practical and written exam. Winners of the local contest travel to Des Moines, IA to compete in a regional event and participate in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest meetings.

Block & Bridle club

The Block and Bride Club is an organization for college students who are interested in animal agriculture.

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Horse Club

The SDSU Horse Club works to promote the equine industry to SDSU students, the Brookings community and across the entire state of South Dakota. The club consists of approximately 25 active members who host a variety of activities both on and off the campus.

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Judging Teams

Students can participate on several judging teams offered through the Department of Animal Science.

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Little International

Little International is a two-day agricultural exposition planned, organized, and implemented by students at South Dakota State University for the benefit of high school and college students. Little International is considered the largest two-day agricultural exposition in the country.

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Rodeo Club

The SDSU rodeo club is one of the largest clubs on campus and is a vital part of the rodeo team's success. The rodeo club is involved in the rodeo practices, fund raising, and the production of the Jackrabbit Stampede rodeo.

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Swine Club

The SDSU Swine Club is a student-led organization dedicated to generating interest, building understanding and providing opportunities for growth in the swine industry.

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Study abroad courses

Follow our students' adventures

SDSU 2017 China Travel
This blog chronicles our class trip to China May 8th - 21st, 2017.

SDSU 2017 New Zealand Travel
This blog chronicles our class trip to New Zealand May 7th - May 23rd, 2017.

SDSU 2017 South Africa Travel
This blog chronicles our class trip to South Africa from March 3rd until March 12th, 2017.

More past blogs