AHGSA – Agronomy & 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.

Committee Representatives

Safety – Javier Crespo, Seminar – Nigel LaBorde, Scholarship – Scott Dworak, Recruitment and Retention – Brian Krienke, Graduate – Sam Wortman, Agronomy Farm and Greenhouse – Jared Schmidt, Activities and Entertainment – David Glett

Current Officers

  • President
    Katherine Frels
  • Vice President
    Ben Beckman
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    Sam McConaughy


Fall Picnic
Each fall, the AHGSA holds a cookout for the students, faculty and staff. This year the fall cookout was held in October and the winners of the 2013 AHGSA Baking Contest were:

People's Choice: Charlene Wendt
AHGSA's Choice: Alvin Harding
Best Special Category: Leah Ruff

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. 

AHGSA 2013 Fall Cookout

AHGSA members, Samantha McConaughy, Debalin Sarangi, Leah Ruff, Guangchao Sun and Rodrigo Werle, serve food at the annual AHGSA Fall Cookout.

Contact Us

You may contact the AHGSA via email or send mail to:

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