Little I

  • Little International

    Alpha Gamma Rho members have been involved in Little International for many years, and have had an astonishing amount of achievments over the years.

     

    Congratulations to Brother Tristin Fliehe #1068 for being voted to be

    The 96th Little I Manager

     

    The 94th Little International took place

    March 31st and April 1st 2017

     

    Congratulations to Alumni Mike #243 and his wife Betty Brink

    for being Honored as the 2017 Honored Agriculturists of the year

    for the full story click here

     

     

     

     

    The 93rd Little International took place

    April 1st and 2nd of 2016

     To view all past AGR members that were managers 

    click here

     Manager Adam Krause

     Clear Lake, SD

     Senior Agribusiness Major

     Adam Krause is the son of Laron and Jolene Krause of Clear Lake, SD. 

     He is currently a Senior Ag Business Major. Adam grew up working on his family farm made up of primarily row crops and a hog operation. He also showed pigs and competed in other contests in 4-H and FFA. Adam’s involvement in Little I was sparked by winning Champion Swine Showman and High Point Freshman, as well as being on staff. Adam is also involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, Swine Club, and The Alpha Zeta Honors Society.

     

    Thank you to everyone who helped with the 92nd Little International "Beyond the Barn"

    Congratulations to all of the winners of the 92nd Little International!
    High Point Club: The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
    High Point Underclassman: Andrew Berg
    High Point Upperclassman: Tyler Jensen
    Champion Round Robin: Andrew Berg
    Reserve Round Robin: Kaitlyn Kline
    If you missed Little I this year or would like to watch part again,
    It was reccorded and posted up on the internet thanks to AGRs own Logan Derungs 
    The 92nd Little International is linked to YouTube.  
    Click below to watch!

     

    2015 little I was held March 27-28th

    With this years both Manager and assistant Manager being Alpha Gamma Rho members

     

    Manager-John Weber

    St. Paul, MN

    Senior Animal Science Major

          John Weber is the son of Bruce and Alisa Weber of St. Paul MN. He is currently a Sr in Animal Science major. Although John grew up in the St.Paul he was heavily involved with his families farm in Sanborn MN. There he showed cattle in 4-H. That led him to SDSU where he as been involved in Little I as a past high point freshmen as well as a staff member. He is also involved with Block and Bridle, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Alpha Gamma Rho as well as a member of the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team.

     

    Assistant Manager- Adam Krause

    Clear Lake, SD

    Junior Agribusiness Major

          Adam Krause is the son of Laron and Jolene Krause of Clear Lake, SD.

    He is currently a Junior Ag Business Major. Adam grew up working on his family farm made up of primarily row crops and a hog operation. He also showed pigs and competed in other contests in 4-H and FFA. Adam’s involvement in Little I was sparked by winning Champion Swine Showman and High Point Freshman, as well as being on staff. Adam is also involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, Swine Club, and The Alpha Zeta Honors Society.

     

     

    2015 Little I Brochure

     

    What is Little "I"?

    Little International is a two-day agricultural exposition planned, organized, and implemented by students at South Dakota State University for the benefit of high school and college students. Little International is considered the largest two-day agricultural exposition in the country. The exposition provides students with an opportunity to compete in judging contests, showmanship competitions, and fitting challenges. 

     

    History of Little "I"

    Little International has been presented every year since 1921 with only three exceptions. In 1926, it was canceled due to the Scarlet Fever epidemic, and 1944–1945 it was canceled because of World War II. The first Little I was patterned after the Chicago International Livestock Exposition and was held on campus in what is now the Agricultural Heritage Museum. In 1952, Little International was moved to what is now called the Intramural Building. In 1977 it was moved to where it is held today, the Animal Science Arena in. During the week prior to Little International, the student staff prepares the Arena for the exposition. This includes erecting the famous red barn and white fence, adding bleachers, and dying the wood chips green for the show ring. Also, each member of the staff is responsible for ensuring that the specific task of the committee they sit on is accomplished, whether that task is livestock judging or the event schedule.

     

    Purpose

    Little International serves both high school and college students alike. The exposition provides a fun and competitive opportunity for students to develop and refine skills essential for lifelong success in agriculture. Through Little International, students can utilize the two day event, not just as an opportunity to improve their showmanship, fitting, or judging skills, but also to develop time management skills, responsibility, hard work and personal pride—not to mention the networking possibilities and the fun had by all involved with Little International.

     

     For More info check out their new website

    http://www.sdsulittleinternational.com

     

    If you want more pictures or info on Little I check out there Facebook page

     https://www.facebook.com/pages/SDSU-Little-International/398568826894200

     

    2014 Little I Staff

     2014 Exec team

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                      2014 Little I staff                                                   2014 Little I Exec Team

     

    Champ Dairy Fitting Champ Novice Dairy Fitting

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Brother Chris Schulze Champ Dairy Fitting                                Brother Lane Peterson Champ Novice Dairy Fitting

     

    Champion Sheep Fitting       Reserve Champion Sheep Fitting

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Brother Mitchell Donkers Champ Sheep Fitting                            Brother Brady Miller Reserve Champ Sheep Fitting

     

    Lamb Lead

           Alumni Fruechte Judging

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

        AGR Lamb Lead  shown by Brother Brady Miller                                 Alumni Fruechte Judging the sheep show

     

     

    2014

    2014 Little I

    AGR members John Weber assitant manager (far left),

    and Lane Peterson (third in from left) High Points Upperclassman

     

     

     2013

    2013 Little I

    Left to right: Manager Brother Kalen Manthei, 3rd in brother Adam Krause, and brother Tim Anderson

     

    2012

    2012 High Points


    Brothers Jay Wolff High Points Upper Classman and Brother John Weber High Point Freshman

     

    2010

    2010 little I

    Left to Right: AGR Brothers Trent Kubik, Kyle Sommers, and Kalen Manthei.

     

     2009


    2009 Little I

     Brother Trent Kubik second from right

     

    2008

    2008 Little I

    3rd from left brother Tyler Fruechte

     

    If you have other older Little International pictures we would love to add them, please send them to us. Thanks