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Academic Programs

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 65
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Phone: 208-885-7984

Fax: 208-885-6654




Clubs and Organizations

Make the most of your Vandal experience by getting involved with a club or student organization. Browse CALS groups, find your passion and join. To update your club information or submit a new club, fill out this form. For questions, please contact


The ASM club promotes interest in Agricultural Systems Management within students of the Agricultural Systems Management Program. The club’s various activities include trips to the Spokane Ag Expo to see the latest agricultural technology, guest speakers and other activities.

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The Aldrich Entomology Club at the University of Idaho was founded in 1961. We're a group of graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology. Our goal is to promote knowledge and stimulate interest in entomology and the study of insects and their relationships and impacts on the environment, humans and society.

The Apparel, Textiles + Design Club (ATD Club) will provide to its members a supportive environment to explore apparel and textile related content, engage in professional development events and participate in extracurricular activities.

The Block and Bridle club is designed for students that are passionate about working with livestock. The club works with 4-H and FFA students/members by teaching and supporting them in their efforts with their own livestock and their dreams of showing.

Block and Bridle holds several events during the year, including the annual Little International show in the fall and the annual Fitting and Showing Clinic in the spring. By learning how to raise, fit and show livestock animals at these various events, members are able to make connections.

In addition to sponsoring events, the club travels to the Spokane County Fair and Central Washington State Fair to compete by showing the University of Idaho's Charolais cattle. Members also attend the Bull and Gelding sale in Red Bluff, California. This event is a learning opportunity and students help with the inner workings of the sale.

The Block and Bridle club is a national club with chapters throughout the country. Students are able to attend national conferences where they meet other members and learn about their activities.

This professional technical organization prepares leaders to work with families, promote family and consumer sciences careers and be educators with leadership experience. The Collegiate FCCLA club trains FCS majors to become advisors of junior-senior high school FCCLA chapters, gives workshops on the district, state and national level, takes part in philanthropy projects that benefit families or children such as clothing or food drives, teaches personal finance topics or recycling and redesigning goods.

Club members are judges and presenters at the State Leadership Conference in Boise each April and could attend a National Conference in Washington D.C. during the summer.

Advisor Shelley McGuire

Collegiate FFA is a student organization that provides its members with opportunities to develop as educators. Many activities involve student organizations, like FFA, and members provide workshops and host events for education. Club members attend National FFA and Idaho FFA conventions to facilitate Career Development Events and experience-based education.

Vision: Collegiate FFA empowers values-driven pro-professionals to lead and serve in schools, businesses and communities.

Mission: The University of Idaho Collegiate FFA supports high school agricultural programs, prepares members for professional agricultural careers and is active in serving the local, college and national communities.

The Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers (formerly Collegiate Farm Bureau) is a collegiate branch of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. Members engage in CALS events, promote agricultural literacy and work to advance the future of agriculture. Students interact with Idaho Farm Bureau Federation leadership, tour Idaho agribusinesses and travel to State and National Farm Bureau Conferences.

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The University of Idaho Dairy Club is a fun and educational club that provides opportunities to its members to learn more about the dairy industry. The club helps members network with industry professionals, leading to jobs and internships, and informs others about the dairy industry.

The dairy industry is an important commodity in the state of Idaho. In fact, Idaho ranks fourth for milk production in the United States. The goal of the Dairy Club is to better inform the public about what the dairy industry is, how it benefits others, and how animal welfare practices are implemented on dairy farms.

The Food and Agricultural Business Club (FAB) is a student lead organization that strives to connect the classroom and industry. They provide their members opportunities to interact with industry professionals around a specific industry that help them better understand topics learned through their courses. Participation in this club prepares our members for a career in agriculture through these interactions.

The Food and Nutrition Club's mission is to create a nurturing environment in which students interested in food and nutrition can foster a sense of community. Join for regular meetings, volunteering events and campus activities to share the passion for food and nutrition.

The Food Science Club promotes professional development through club-sponsored travel to major food industry meetings and participation within the Student Association of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Their major activities include: fundraising, attend professional events and tour food facilities. Join us to meet fellow food scientists and learn more about the food industry. There is food at every meeting.

H2IdahO is a graduate student club for those interested in water. Undergraduates are welcome to come and join in the activities, although not eligible to be members or run for office.

The club’s mission is to further the multidisciplinary understanding of water resources by serving as a forum for collaboration, education and information exchange both within and outside of the university.

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The Hydroponics Club at the University of Idaho began in Fall 2018 and has since become an engaging and informative student-led organization. Members learn about the art and science of growing plants without soil by combining the right lights, nutrients, temperature, plants and systems. The club manages a variety of different hydroponics systems to produce lettuce, herbs and flowers throughout the school year and during the winter when others cannot grow. The Hydroponics Club interacts heavily with the community with projects such as selling produce at the Winter Market and partnering with local organizations to design and build custom hydroponics systems. We welcome all majors and interests; from finance to engineering to plant science.

The University of Idaho Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) club fosters inclusion and advancement of ethnic/cultural groups underrepresented in agricultural and natural resource sciences and related fields in all phases of career preparation and participation in these areas.

As a member of MANRRS, you will gain access to a diverse career network, develop professional skills, get exposure to top employers and participate in national activities. Get connected with other students who have a common interest to build networks and connections.

Meetings are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom and in person (Ag Science, Room 62).

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The Plant and Soil Science Club provides students with experiences in different aspects of horticulture, ranging from simple plant propagation to intricate cultural practices. Students setup sales that feature the unique plants they've learned about to help fund educational trips and adventures throughout the year. Annual trips include apple picking and pruning in Hell's Canyon, visits to local greenhouse industries, attending the Northwest Garden Show's various lectures and displays in Seattle, Washington and much more. Students can vote on local projects, such as succulent terrariums, ivy training, grafting and various other crafts.

The University of Idaho often calls on the club to provide decorative displays for events.

The Polo team/club welcomes students of all skill levels to participate in this fun and unique sport. Horses are provided and no polo experience is necessary.

The Pre-Veterinary Club aims to serve as a resource to students interested in veterinary medicine. The club hosts informational meetings on topics like the veterinary school application process and undergraduate research, and participates in volunteer service opportunities, both animal and non-animal related. The Pre-Veterinary Club also hosts club social events, to encourage cooperation and bonding among pre-veterinary students.

Club's mission is to stimulate discussion and understanding of scientific and practical range and pasture problems, to promote the recognition and understanding of rangeland resources, to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and facts among club members, allied scientists and technologist, to encourage the professional development of members while having fun.

Rodeo Club allows students to pursue their interest in participating in rodeos into the collegiate level. The men and women’s rodeo team competes against other northwestern schools. Major activities include: practice, travel and compete in the Northwest Region college rodeo circuit.

Soil Stewards provide an opportunity for students to learn and practice the principles of sustainable, small-acreage market garden production. Our student farmers gain important hands-on experience and leadership skills through the operation of the campus vegetable/fruit farm.

The Student Idaho Cattle Association (SICA) strives to provide an engaging, fruitful environment for dedicated students interested in animal agriculture. Through the Idaho Cattle Association Convention, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention and the SICA Spring Industry Tour, members gain first hand knowledge of technological advancements in animal agriculture, beef industry issues and accomplishments, agricultural public relations work and current legislation affecting beef producers. SICA provides members the opportunity to establish connections, take on leadership skills, build friendships and networking relationships, grow professionally and stand out academically while exploring all sectors of the beef industry.


In AGR you'll get the opportunity to experience both a social and a professional fraternity. AGR does what you expect a social fraternity to do: socialize with other students on campus and people in the community.

AGR is also like other social fraternities in that it has a strong group of members and a house you can live in during your college years. But AGR is more than just one of those strictly social fraternities; it is also a professional fraternity. All members of AGR have related career interests. AGR is for young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture, food or fiber industries.

One more difference: at AGR there's no pledging. You join as an equal member. AGR does a careful review of all potential members in advance, so there's no need for a "weeding out" process.

CALS Ambassadors are student representatives that engage prospective students, donors and the public. The CALS Ambassador program was the first of its type at the University of Idaho and is the largest college ambassador team on campus.

Ambassadors are CALS students with outstanding achievement and leadership potential who share their knowledge and enthusiasm with prospective students. They inspire others to dream, learn and ultimately become a part of the CALS family.

Ambassador activities are broad and may include representing CALS and its programs at events on and off campus such as Ag Days, Envision Idaho and UIBound, as well as traveling to regional/state/national conventions and high school science classrooms in Idaho and neighboring states.

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The CALS Student Affairs Council (CALSAC) acts as the unifying body of student organizations within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. CALSAC promotes participation in the college that is meant to provide fun leadership opportunities for students. We help facilitate different events throughout the year such as the CALS Olympics, Ag Days and the spring awards banquet.

We are a place for CALS students and clubs to join together to promote communication, engagement and a positive experience outside the class. We are committed to helping clubs with different activities and being involved in the many different events in CALS. We also help provide professional development and leadership experiences for students.

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Phi Upsilon Omicron is a collegiate-focused honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences. Through professional development projects and philanthropy efforts, students nurture leaders to continue the legacy of family and consumer sciences.

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Sigma Alpha members stand out as leaders on their campuses and in the workforce. Sigma Alpha is dedicated to the motto: Women Excelling in Agriculture.

Sigma Alpha promotes women in agriculture and advocates for agriculture through Agriculture in the Classroom, a program that teaches elementary students about the importance of agriculture.


Hydroponics Club

Learn about soil free farming on the U of I campus.

To learn about other University of Idaho student organizations, visit the Department of Student Involvement.


Academic Programs

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 65
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Phone: 208-885-7984

Fax: 208-885-6654