Student Recruitment by Ag Department
Texas State University Agriculture Department students have participated in several activities to expand and increase recruitment efforts in the San Marcos area and around the state.
In the fall and spring Ag students visited local high schools to do recruitment presentations to Agriculture classes and FFA students. Some went back to their old high schools to recruit where they renewed friendships and visited with their old Ag teachers. Many of them are headed for careers as Ag teachers and Ag educators.
Summer took the students to Corpus Christi with Dr Doug Morrish to the Texas State FFA Convention where they set up a Texas State University booth and personally talked to some of the 15,000 high school students who are from around the state about their experiences at Texas State University. While at the FFA convention the students also participated in activities with other collegiate chapters learning leadership skills, competing, networking and having fun. At the collegiate chapter meeting they won one event and also retired two of their officers from their state positions. One more officer was installed on the state Collegiate FFA Officer team.
With the start of the new academic year the students participated in their annual efforts to organize and support the Ag Department’s Fall Meat & Greet. Meat and Greet is a fun filled evening of food, entertainment, games, and music. All Ag students are invited and encouraged to attend the gathering, to get to know their fellow students, to learn about student’s organizations and to be introduced to incoming officers. Everyone had an awesome evening at the Freeman Center (Freeman Ranch). Meat and Greet is an excellent opportunity for our students to accept and improve leadership and organizational skills.
The Ag Department students enjoyed opportunities for community service around the San Marcos area donating their time and labor to worthy causes.