ISU Ag Business Club wins national award sixth year in a row

August 16th, 2011

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club has been named the National Outstanding Chapter by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for the sixth consecutive year.

Students received the awards and participated in other events at the AAEA annual meeting in July in Pittsburgh.

In addition to the club's awards, Tory Mogler, a sophomore in agricultural business, was elected vice president of the AAEA student undergraduate section.

The Agricultural Business Club is an undergraduate student organization advised by economics professors Ronald Deiter and William Edwards.

"Club membership and events like this one help students develop leadership skills and provide interaction and networking opportunities with business and industry leaders," Edwards said.

Since 1992, the club has received the National Outstanding Chapter Award 10 times and has been awarded the National Creative Club Award six times since the award was created in 2000.

Contacts: 

William Edwards, Economics, (515) 294-6161, wedwards@iastate.edu

Barbara McBreen, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications, (515) 294-0707, barbmc@iastate.edu