History of FarmHouse
Origins of the Name
Given their agricultural background and rural upbringing, the house in which they resided began to be referred to as the farmer’s house, by other students in a derogatory or demeaning way. The men living in the house however felt the name was appropriate as they knew the farm home to be a welcoming place for people to gather, to enjoy each other’s fellowship, to share a meal together, after a hard day’s work. This same welcoming environment of a farm home could be offered on a college campus, for studious men majoring in agriculture who possessed a strong work ethic. And so the group proudly took on the name FARMHOUSE.
Since its modest beginning in April 1905, FARMHOUSE has flourished in the 110+ years since. With 48 chapters chartered across North America, from coast to coast, and 30,000 men becoming lifelong members through these chapters.
Today FARMHOUSE is proud of our agricultural heritage and celebrates our origins, but is so much more. Just as the face of agriculture has diversified, so has our membership, our programs, the majors of our students and the careers our alumni pursue.