The Gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho at the University of Arkansas are steadfast supporters of the U.S. Millitary with many of our members serving in the military before or after their time as a fraternity man. In picking a philanthropy, the members wanted to merge their common interest in agriculture with their support for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition does just that and has been the main philanthropy for our fraternity chapter. Their mission is to support and encourage any veterans that want to start and/or continue a career in Agriculture. We support the FVC year round with our Fall AGR Golf Classic and our Spring Chicken Wing Cook Off. Please click the Logo above to Learn more about the FVC.
In 2016-2017 school year, Alpha Iota raised over $2,000 for the Farmer Veteran Coalition through the annual AGR Wing Cook-Off. This event has grown every year since, with additions such as live music and 'celebrity' judges from the Bumper's College, and UA Greek Life staff. The 2020 event was due for the biggest changes yet. We moved the event from Agri Park to the Fayetteville Town Center, and renamed the event "AGR Wing Fest." Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event had to be canceled. We plan to build on the foundation laid in 2020 for a successful event in 2021!
2017 WING COOK OFF ARTICLE