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.
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.
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.
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.
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.