LSU BLOCK AND BRIDLE
The LSU Block and Bridle is a community service based group with goals of promoting the animal agriculture industry while developing leadership skills within its members. Founded in 1933, we are a student organization on LSU's campus that works to promote animal agriculture around the Baton Rouge area by taking part in a number of activities, ranging from petting zoos, livestock shows, LSU's AgMagic, mending fences and much more. We work hard to accomplish our goals and have a lot of fun along the way and enjoy celebrating our success.
We are affiliated with the National Block and Bridle Club. Chapters from around the United States gather every year at the National Convention where we meet other members. In 2019, we hosted the convention in conjunction with NCBA in New Orleans, LA. We also have the honor of hosting the upcoming 102nd National Convention in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention and the NCBA Trade show in 2023.
Each Fall we host our annual Block and Bridle Rodeo, which serves as our major fundraiser and a huge social event for our club, the university, and the community.
In the Spring we have our Little International Livestock Show, where members show animals that are raised on the LSU farm and compete for showmanship awards.
We also participate in various events campus wide and help the LSU AgCenter with different tasks throughout the year such as the LSU State Livestock show, 4-H University, Ag Magic and others.
To promote a higher scholastic standard and a more complete understanding of Animal Science among student members.
To promote animal agriculture through development of a program of activities that will supplement students' study of the animal sciences in colleges and universities.
To enhance professionalism of students who will one day be leaders in the animal agriculture industry.
To bring about a closer relationship among all students pursuing some phase of animal agriculture as a profession.