Student Club

The Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Club won third place in the 2012 Gateway to the Future video contest sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy. The two and a half minute video, "Students for a Sustainable Future," can be viewed at

The project was led by Cory Johnson, Lydia Campbell and Julia Allen, who were assisted by several other club members. The club received a $2,000 award from the ASA for its work.

The American Society of Agronomy challenged students to create videos about careers in agronomy, crops, soils or environmental sciences. The contest was developed by the Agronomic Science Foundation and supported by a private donor and the Mosaic Company Foundation.

The Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Student Club at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville aspires to...

  • attract and help students discover and develop leadership abilities
  • make and secure lasting friendships
  • increase school spirit and philanthropy and
  • provide service to the community.

Considering these objectives, the club’s students desire to demonstrate that club members can make a positive difference, while enhancing educational opportunities for students majoring in crop management, soil and environmental sciences.

Through goal oriented planning and undergraduate research, the CSES Student Club:

  • promotes stewardship of soil, water, and vegetation and
  • provides holistic, educational opportunities, in a "living laboratory” setting, to
  • strengthen academic learning.

Top 10 Reasons to Join the CSES Student Club

  1. Make friends with people who share your interests.
  2. Learn about the CSES department and the University.
  3. Interact on a personal level with faculty.
  4. Go on hiking and canoe trips, cookouts, etc.
  5. Participate in community projects, such as preservation of the club’s adopted wetland.
  6. Gain leadership skills and experience effectively managing an organization.
  7. Travel to national meetings of the ASA/SSSA/CSSA.
  8. Interact with students at other universities by hosting visiting groups or attending regional club meetings.
  9. Learn about professional opportunities.
  10. Include membership on your resume and network for future jobs.