AHGSAAgronomy & Horticulture Graduate Student Association

Welcome to the home of the Agronomy & Horticulture Graduate Student Association in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This site has information showing and explaining what we are all about.

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About Us


The Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Student Association will serve as the representative body for graduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. We work to promote interaction and a closer relationship among graduate students. The AHGSA will serve as a channel of communication between graduate students and faculty and staff. We will also investigate problems and issues unique to graduate students and propose solutions to them.

Current Officers

President – Sam McConaughy
Vice President – Leah Ruff
Treasurer – Sarah Schlund
Secretary – Grace Troupe

Committee Representatives

Safety – Madhav Bhatta
Seminar – Rodrigo Werle
Scholarship – Javier Crespo
Recruitment and Retention – Debalin Sarangi
Graduate – Sunil Kumar
Agronomy Farms and Greenhouse – Jon Luetchens
Activities and Entertainment – Parminder Chahal
ASUN/GSA – Sam Bledsoe

Social Events

Trip to Omaha Zoo

Graduate Student Olympics/pool trip

Bonfire/tailgating (three home games Sept. 6, 20, & 27)

Carve pumpkins

Party (maybe Thanksgiving themed)

Cookie decorating & holiday party

Ski trip/outdoor activities in Colorado

Bowling or ice skating

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Wine event at a vineyard

Ice cream social

Department Events

Fall Picnic
Each fall, the AHGSA holds a cookout for the students, faculty and staff.

Spring Appreciation Banquet
Each spring the AHGSA holds a banquet to honor the achievements of students, faculty and staff in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture. This year the AHGSA raised more than $300 to be used toward
traveling scholarships.

Wine Tasting with Hors d' oeuvres
This last year the AHGSA helped coordinate and host a department wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres in the scenic Keim Courtyard.

Poster Competition
This annual event is put on with the help of the Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Committee. Winners are awarded prizes and everyone has an opportunity to show off their research and project efforts. 

Contact Us

You may contact the AHGSA via nebraska.ahgsa@gmail.com or send mail to:

279 Plant Sciences Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583

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