Frequently asked Questions about FarmHouse Fraternity
What kind of man is FarmHouse looking for?
FarmHouse Fraternity is looking to recruit men who are well-rounded individuals. We try to find men who excel in four areas: social-moral, physical, intellectual, and spiritual. As well as men who show the initiative to develop and improve as an individual.
Do you have to be an Ag major to join FarmHouse?
A man does not have to be in the College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences in order to join FarmHouse. The origins of FarmHouse Fraternity trace back to seven students at the University of Missouri. They started FarmHouse Fraternity with hopes to promote their mutual interests through genuine fellowship. For them, agriculture was a part of their background and area of study. Since then, FarmHouse Fraternity has expanded its membership to all undergraduates who are men of integrity and accept and embrace the ideals of the fraternity.
What majors do current members represent?
The chapter represents several colleges and majors. Minnesota FarmHouse members are studying engineering, animal science, agricultural education applied economics, nutrition, neuroscience, biochemistry, marketing, finance, pre-veterinary, environmental science, policy and management, mortuary science, kinesiology, music, psychology, political science, entrepreneurship and more. FarmHouse creates a great network of friends for men of all majors. There are always men to study with or men who have taken a class before that are willing to provide help or advice.
Do you have a house mom?
Yes. MaryAnn Bannerman, (aka “Mom”) has been our House Mother since the fall of 2005. Find out more about Mom here.
What is the living situation?
The current house has a capacity of 36 members with 2 men per room. Since there are 50 members of FarmHouse this means that some members have the option to live out of the house if they choose. One of the nicest things about living in FarmHouse verses a dormitory or apartment is that you have free range of the entire house which includes: study rooms, living rooms, kitchen, computer lab, TV room, and more.
Who prepares food and how do meals work?
During the week, the men of FarmHouse take turns preparing meals. It is fun and it teaches the men a lot about cooking delicious meals. On weekends, guys either make their own food, enjoy leftovers or eat out. FarmHouse members gather together on Monday evenings for semi-formal dinner and a weekly meeting.
I heard about the “four pillars”, what does that mean?
FarmHouse Fraternity was founded on four pillars or virtues that we try to live by and always improve upon. They include physically, socially and morally, spiritually, and intellectually. Every semester, members each set goals on how to improve in each area. Take a look here to learn more about the four pillars of FarmHouse.
What is your favorite thing about FarmHouse and what made you want to join?
Take a look at our current members’ bio page to see what their favorite parts about FarmHouse are.
Have further questions? Are you or someone you know interested in joining FarmHouse or learning more about us? If so, then check out our FarmHouse FAQ page to get some answers and fill out our Recruitment Interest Form ! Don’t hesitate to contact our Vice President, Trent Dado at firstname.lastname@example.org