Florida youth to benefit from Alpha Gamma Rho philanthropy event

On November 16 the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at the University of Florida will host the 28th annual Buck-Off philanthropy event. Since 1995, this mechanical bull riding competition for Greek organizations and student clubs on campus has generously supported several charitable organizations.

UF AGR Buck-Off 2023 graphicThis year’s event will support youth in 4-H and FFA. The chapter has set a goal of $50,000. Funds will directly impact youth agricultural projects and programs. Recognizing the financial commitment required to participate in many of these projects, the brothers of AGR aim to make these valuable agricultural experiences accessible for youth across the state through project grants. 

Wesley Freeman, chair of this year’s event, shared, “4-H and FFA had a significant impact in my life, and I know they have done the same for many brothers and leaders in today’s agriculture industry and beyond. We want to help shape the next generation by supporting their educational and career outlook, and fueling their passion for agriculture.”

4-H youth with Adam PutnamFor many brothers of AGR, 4-H and FFA are the foundations for their careers in agriculture and related fields. Florida 4-H is proud to be a beneficiary of this year’s event. The Foundation appreciates AGR’s support in cultivating the next generation by helping introduce youth from all backgrounds to the importance of agriculture, and the world of opportunities it offers.

How You Can Get Involved

Alpha Gamma Rho is accepting sponsorships and donations through CrowdChange at uf.crowdchange.co/34592. For sponsorship information please contact agrbuckoffuf@gmail.com.

UF campus organizations interested in participating should contact agrbuckoffuf@gmail.com.

About Alpha Gamma Rho at the University of Florida

The Alpha Gamma Chapter was founded at UF in 1924 when agriculture students decided there needed to be a fraternity focused on agriculture. AGR is the largest social-professional fraternity in the world, and is dedicated to cultivating leaders in agriculture.


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Posted: October 31, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Alumni, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Florida 4-H Foundation

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