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Student Clubs and Organizations

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Ambassadors

The CAFES Ambassadors is a college-wide student organization whose purpose is to act as a public relations team for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). The 2022-23 academic year will be the 34th year the organization has worked to promote the college to prospective students, alumni, industry and government partners, donors and other stakeholders.

CAFES Student Council

Serves as the communication line between the student organizations within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI). This council promotes cooperation and coordination among the student organizations through discussion of mutual interests, activities, and new ideas from each student organization.

Agribusiness Management/National Agricultural Marketing Association Club (ABM/NAMA)

Brings together students interested in an agribusiness career and exposes them to the different aspects of the agribusiness industry. ABM/NAMA sponsors educational and social activities for their members as well as interested students.

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

A professional organization designed to promote development opportunities for students aspiring to promote agriculture through advocacy, industry relations, public policy and communications.

Agricultural Engineering Society

The goal of AES is to establish a fellowship among students and faculty in the BRAE department. AES activities include Thursday BBQ’s, club outings, a booth at Farm City Nights, Engineering Week and hosting the Ag Mechanics portion of the FFA State Finals.

Agricultural Leadership Society

AGLS aims to build members' agricultural leadership skills by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through the agriculture industry.

Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA)

A national scholastic fraternity dedicated to promoting agricultural education and developing premier future agricultural educators. Membership is based on academics and agricultural awareness.

Alpha Zeta

Co-ed fraternity, which promotes education, fellowship, scholarship and character, as well as agriculture.

Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)

A group of students whose primary interest lies in the area of professional environmental services. This student group provides informational programs and projects for students interested in pursuing a career in the area of environmental services.

Crops Club

Crops Club is oriented towards serving all agricultural majors. The purpose of the Crops Club is to enhance personal and business relationships within the agriculture industry.

Dairy Challenge Team

This competitive team analyzes financial and production records of real dairies in California to hone their consulting skills.

Dairy Products Judging Team

Competing in regional and national competition, students learn to evaluate the qualities and technologies of dairy products processing.

Dairy Quiz Bowl Team

This is an academic team which competes each year at the annual American Dairy Science Association meeting.

Dressage Team

Competitive equine show team in the Intercollegiate Dressage Association.

Environmental Science Club

During biweekly club meetings, the ESCape discusses upcoming events and frequently has guest speakers. Guest speakers include students, industry members, and professors who care to share their research, senior projects, and travel experiences, among other things. The club is in charge of organizing department activities including MESA, the Open House booth, and the annual banquet. ESCape also coordinates outings for club members such as beach clean-ups and barbeques.

Experience Industry Management Club

The Experience Industry Management Club is an academically based club that provides career networking and social opportunities for students. The club offers a number of activities including sponsorship of professional speakers, career development and conference attendance support, social events and a department awards banquet.

Equestrian Team

Competitive show team in hunter seat equitation, western pleasure and reining.

Food Science Club

A club designed to help Food Science students network with industry professionals and find internships.

Food Science Product Development Teams

Students compete against other universities and develop nutritious food solutions for a variety of real-world challenges.

Floral Design Team

Affiliated with the National AIFD Organization, Floral Design Club sends students to help florists throughout the year. Members also attend design shows, assist designers and help with major floral events.

Future Fuels

This club focuses on alternative energies throughout multiple current projects like a biodiesel reactor, an  EV solar charger, a waste vegetable oil processor, and hopefully a gasifier powered go-kart one day. We work directly with CP staff and industry people, so this is a great opportunity get immersion with engineering, financial management, and team communication/management. 


This student organization focuses on sustainable agriculture practices, such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics, and bioresource-related projects. 

Horticulture Club

Promotes horticulture activities on campus, and through community service, it connects students with industry representatives. The club participates in Farm City Night, Arbor Day, unit work days, student career days, Integrated Pest Management and Open House activities.

Latinos in Agriculture (LIA)

This club offers opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills. The many activities that focus on community service, academic and career development and social well-being, provide ample Learn by Doing experiences in leadership development.

Logging Team

We are an intercollegiate team of men and women students who are interested in practicing traditional forestry field skills in a safe environment.

Los Lecheros Dairy Club

The purpose of Los Lecheros is to support the dairy industry through academic and social activities within the Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly.

Nutrition Club

The Nutrition club offers social, professional and community service opportunities to enhance student connections within the field of nutrition.

Precision Agriculture & Automation Club (PAAC)

The Precision Agriculture and Automation club was founded in 2013. It exists so that Cal Poly students can explore the future of automation and robotics in agriculture. We are focused mainly on doing robotics that can be utilized in the agriculture industry.

Pi Alpha Xi

National Honor Society for horticulture teachers, students and professionals.

Polo Club

A competitive polo team that participates in the National Intercollegiate Polo Organization.

"Poly Built" Quarter Scale Tractor Team

Student design and construction team that participates in the annual Quarter Scale Tractor ASABE National Student Design Competition.

Poultry Club

The Poultry Club works to promote the poultry management minor through interactive participation with alumni and industry.

Rho Phi Lamda

Rho Phi Lambda is a national organization that recognizes students and honorary professionals in our field for their excellence in academics, co-curricular and volunteer activities and contributions to our field. Rho Phi Lambda members are involved with community and campus service projects as well as academic and career enrichment events.

Rodeo Team

Cal Poly's competitive Rodeo Team.

Soil Judging Team

Sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America, students describe, classify and interpret soils as a professional soil scientist would.

Student Association for Fire Ecology

SAFE brings together students from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in fire ecology and related issues, as well as providing an excellent opportunity for students to network with fire science professionals.

Student Branch of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

The ASABE branch at Cal Poly is the local student organization of the professional society of ASABE. The goal of the organization is to connect BRAE students with practicing engineers and help students prepare for careers in engineering.

Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

The Cal Poly Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters functions as a professional organization that strives to provide the latest forestry information and contacts for those students primarily interested in forestry or forestry related careers.

Student Mechanization Branch of ASAE

The Student Mechanization Branch of ASAE works in cooperation with the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and is involved with public relations and social activities such as the World Ag Expo and Farm City Nights.

Tractor Pull Club

This club consists of an active membership of diverse students. Activities include weekly meetings, Saturday workdays and seeking sponsorship from businesses. These activities prepare for the PTPA-sanctioned Poly Royal Tractor Pull which we organize and host each year.

Veterinary Science Club

The Club provides opportunities for all interested in the field of veterinary medicine, through campus involvement, industry tours, and annual trips to colleges of veterinary medicine.

Vines to Wines

A viticulture/wine education and promotion organization. This club included three departments: Agriculture Business, Horticulture and Crop Science and Food Science and Nutrition.

Xi Sigma Pi

A national forestry/natural resources honor society. Students receive an invitation during Fall quarter to join based on scholastic achievement. The group sponsors several special events, such as the Distinguished Speaker Program and a community project.

Young Cattlemen’s Association (YCA)

An affiliate of California Cattlemen’s Association, Young Cattlemen’s allows students to get involved with the California beef industry and gain an understanding of industry issues.

Zoo & Exotic Animals Club

Information, resources, and networking opportunities for students interested in a professional career in the zoo and exotic animal field.

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