Brother of the Month

  • Member of the Month

    April 2017

    Tony Munsterteiger

        Tony Munsterteiger is from Ogilvie, MN where he grew up on a farm raising Black Angus pairs and a few show pigs on the side. He is currently a junior Animal Science and Agricultural Sciences major with an Ag Business minor. Within Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Munsterteiger is currently VNR Internal House Manager, as well as being the Tractor Pull Assistant.  Outside AGR he is involved in Swine Club, Little International, and just recently became a member of the Senior Livestock Judging Team. When asked why he joined AGR, Munsterteiger responded, “I wanted to be a part of something bigger and make connections with people that I would be working with the rest of my life, while having the bond of a brotherhood.”  When asked what his favorite memory has been he responded, “there is no way I can pick just one, but playing intramural football with my brothers would make it up to the top, as well as many other random things that happen in the house on a daily basis.” 

     

    March 2017

     Jacob Bierstedt

     

    February 2017

    Justin Ringkob

    ​     I am from Lake City, SD and my family owns and operates a 400 head cow calf operation with mostly Gelbvieh and Maine Anjou cows. We also do some farming on the side, corn, soybeans, some wheat, and also some oats that we use for feed. I’m the fourth generation on the farm and hope to continue to work with our operation. I grew up showing cattle and have learned a lot from that. I am also a third generation AGR, as both my father and grandfather were members at SDSU. I am pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and plan on working as a bovine embryologist after school and eventually returning to the family farm. I joined AGR with a pretty good idea of what it could bring into my life and it was the best decision I have made. I am currently Assistant Recruitment Chair and on the Steer Show Committee.

     

    January 2017

    Justin Brown

                      Justin Brown is from Rapid City, SD. He grew up in town, but farmed near Wall, SD. The farm consisted of predominantly wheat, however; corn, sunflowers, dry beans, and millet are also raised. His farm has also gained yaks in recent years. Justin is a junior in Agricultural Science with an Agronomy minor. Through Alpha Gamma Rho he currently holds the Membership Development position. “I wanted to be a part of something that would provide me the opportunity to develop myself and make lasting friendships”, he responded when questioned why he joined AGR. After school, he plans to work in industry for a few years or return to the family farm. When asked for his favorite memory he replied “the everyday house memories”. He explained that he felt each day in the house brought something new and exciting. He also looks forward to the rest of his time at SDSU with AGR. 

     

    January 2016

    Tucker Roeker

         Tucker Roeker is from Janesville, MN where he grew up on a farm raising corn, soybeans as well as pigs.  He is currently a sophomore Animal Science major with an Ag Business minor.  Within Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Roeker is in his second semester of brotherhood and currently holds the position of  was VNR Scholastic for the spring semester and fall semesters of 2016.  Outside Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Roeker is a member of Swine Club, on staff as equipment assistant for Little International, and is also running a small show pig operation back home which his parents help with when he is away at college.

              When Roeker was asked for his favorite memory of AGR, he responded, “I have made a lot of great memories in my short time involved in AGR, but my favorite memory so far is when I helped out at the AGR tractor pull on Labor Day this past year, it was great to walk around and look at all the antique tractors that were there."

              When Brother Roeker was asked why he joined Alpha Gamma Rho, he said “I had a good friend who was already an AGR member and he had me come over and hang out at the house a lot.  When I was at the house, I always felt welcomed and enjoyed being there. Aside from that, I joined Alpha Gamma Rho in order to make new connections and connections with people from different Ag backgrounds because I was interested in how they did things compared to how I did them. Also, it was great to meet upperclassmen of the same major as myself to learn how their classes were going and what I had to look forward to. It has been a great first 5 months of being an Alpha Gamma Rho brother, and I look forward to the next 2 and a half years that I have left of college. I can't wait to see the opportunities that Alpha Gamma Rho holds for me in my future, I am proud to be an Alpha Gamma Rho Brother."

                            

     

    December 2015

    Brandon Johnston

         Brandon Johnston is from Medford, MN, which is a small town about 50 minutes south of the Twin Cities.  He grew up out in the country and spends a lot of his time hunting and fishing.  He is currently a Wildlife & Fisheries major with a minor in Criminal Justice and hopes to someday be a Game Warden in South Dakota or back home in Minnesota.  In AGR, Brother Johnston currently holds the VNR Scholastics position and he was recently elected the VNR Finance position.  He has also participated in multiple philanthropy events and chapter socials.  On campus he has been involved in Little International, LeadState, and the Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation club. 

         Brandon’s favorite memory of AGR was when he and some of his brothers made a trip to the Epsilon chapter at NDSU for a SDSU football playoff game against the bison.  When Brandon was asked why he joined AGR he responded, “I wanted to improve my professionalism, and joining AGR has also helped me make lifelong friendships that I wouldn’t have made without joining.  I enjoy every minute that I spend in the house and joining AGR has been my greatest decision so far in college.”

                       

     

    November 2015

    Tony Munsterteiger

         Tony Munsterteiger is from Ogilvie, MN where he grew up on a farm raising Black Angus pairs and a few show pigs on the side. He is currently a junior Animal Science and Agricultural Sciences major with an Ag Business minor. Within Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Munsterteiger is currently VNR Internal House Manager, as well as being the Tractor Pull Assistant.  Outside AGR he is involved in Swine Club, Little International, and just recently became a member of the Senior Livestock Judging Team. When asked why he joined AGR, Munsterteiger responded, “I wanted to be a part of something bigger and make connections with people that I would be working with the rest of my life, while having the bond of a brotherhood.”  When asked what his favorite memory has been he responded, “there is no way I can pick just one, but playing intramural football with my brothers would make it up to the top, as well as many other random things that happen in the house on a daily basis.” 

     

    October 2015

    Kaden Eisenbraun

    Kaden comes from Quinn, South Dakota, where he grew up working on his family's ranch. He plans on taking over the ranch upon graduating from SDSU and as well as continuing his education at either New Mexico State University or Oklahoma State University. He first became interested in AGR after speaking with Adam Krause during his freshman year at SDSU. Kaden liked how it focused on agriculture.  

     

    September 2015

    Brother Haiwick

         Nick Haiwick is from Ankeny, IA, a town north of Des Moines, IA. He spent a lot of time at his grandpa’s ranch near Highmore, SD, where they raise cattle, sheep, and horses. He is a currently a senior Animal Science major with minors in Ag Business and Ag Marketing. Brother Haiwick has served as VNR Alumni Relations in 2014 and is currently serving as a Co-Steward and Alumni Coordinator for 2015. He has also helped out with various philanthropy projects. On campus, he has been involved with Little International the past few years as an exhibitor and a staff member. Nick’s favorite AGR memory is the trip down to Memphis, TN for an AGR leadership convention.

         Nick joined Alpha Gamma Rho because, “AGR allowed to me to connect with more people that were majoring in Ag at SDSU and by getting to know these guys, it has really broadened my view and knowledge on the different facets if the field of Agriculture. My grandpa also played a big part in me joining because he was a member of Ag House Society when he was at SDSU. The guys I have gotten to know through AGR have pushed me to do better and have made me want to get involved within and outside of the fraternity. AGR has defined my college experience and I have everyone to thank for that.” 

                         

     

    April 2015

    Brother Pierson- Brother of the Month

    Tyler Pierson

         Tyler Pierson grew up on a small hobby farm near Watertown, MN raising and exhibiting Shorthorn cattle.​ This past year he has been serving as a Co-Steward and Assistant Activities within Alpha Gamma Rho. His favorite memories come from any intramural event, because it is a great way to interact with brothers whether it be in the game or on the sideline. He joined AGR his first semester his freshman year because he knew some of the guys living in house and they showed him all of the connections and personal improvements one can make. 

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    March 2015

    Brother Simon– Brother of the Month

             Stephen Simon is from Groton, South Dakota. Where he grew up on a farm raising cattle with his family who has a bred heifer program. Where they buy young heifers, preg, and sell them during  the winter. He spends most of his summer taking care of cattle by checking them, fixing fencing, haying, and trucking. In the winter Stephen spends a lot of his free time snowmobiling out in the mountains out west. He is currently a Sophomore Agronomy major at SDSU. Who rushed Alpha Gamma Rho right away in the fall of his freshman year, now currently VNR External House Manager. Stephen says, “The things I like most about Alpha Gamma Rho, is that it was a great place to start my college career, and has helped me meet new people in the industry I’m going into, as well as it helped me make lifelong friends here at college.”

     

     

                       

     

    February 2015

    Brother Bregel- Brother of the Month

     

              Andrew Bregel is from New Ulm, Minnesota. He grew up around agriculture helping his uncle out on the farm where they raise corn and soybeans. Brother Bregel is a Sophomore Agronomy major with a minor in precision agriculture. Within Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Bregel is currently VNR Activities and active in various other roles. Outside of Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Bregel is active in several on campus activities as well as in the Brookings community, he is currently an Ag-Bio Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, a Year One in SDSU’s LeadState Program, Assistant varsity wrestling coach at Brookings High School and the current IFC delegate for our chapter.

              When Bregel was asked his favorite AGR memory so far, he responded, “Playing on our chapters intramural flag football team and making it to the semi-finals of playoffs, it was fun because I really got to know a lot of the guys that way.”

              When Brother Bregel was asked why he joined Alpha Gamma Rho, he replied “Prior to coming to college I never really saw agriculture as a career choice even though I had been around it all my life, partway through my freshman year I realized I had a true passion for agriculture. Joining Alpha Gamma Rho helped me in so many ways, I have made great connections with a lot of people, I also got to meet upperclassmen I would have never met if it wasn’t for me joining. Alpha Gamma Rho has truly helped me grow as an individual and contributed to the growth of me becoming a man. Furthermore, Alpha Gamma Rho helped me realize my goals and what I wanted to do for a career. It has also given me the opportunity to connect with other Brothers around the country. I am extremely honored to be a Brother of The Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho, I can’t wait to see where else this great organization leads me in the rest of my college endeavors.”

                           

      

    January 2015

    Brother Krause- Brother of the Month

     

              Adam Krause is from Clear Lake, SD were he grew up on a farm raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and his favorite branch of the operation, pigs.  He is currently a Junior Ag Business major with an animal science minor.  Within Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Krause was VNR Planning 2014, and now currently VNR Finance.  Beyond Alpha Gamma Rho, Brother Krause is also Vice President of Swine Club, Assistant Manager of Little International, a Year Two in SDSU’s LeadState program, and has participated in Ag Future of America.

              When Krause was asked for his favorite memory of AGR, he responded, “My freshman year on the Saturday during finals week, the older members made a slip n’ slide in the back yard.  That is probably my favorite brotherhood moment.” 

              When Brother Krause was asked why he joined Alpha Gamma Rho, he said “I had a difficult college transition.  It was a bit hard for me at first to balance school and social life, and really get out of my shell.  Joining Alpha Gamma Rho made me meet so many new people, upperclassmen, and men that could help me in my future goals and career, let alone give you a leg up in a few classes.  It also opened the door to so many other opportunities, such as being able to travel to recruitment school with two brothers and also represent Alpha Phi at National Convention.  I owe my involvement with Little International to my chapter.  If it wasn’t for them pushing me to compete in High Point Freshman, I probably would not have done it.  I also would not have known John Weber as well as I do now, and he is the main reason I applied for assistant manager.