Builder of Men Initiative

Builder of Men Initiative

Previously just a tagline, these initiatives carry the tradition of improving and building men to leave a lasting, positive impact on their communities — locally and worldwide.

As the overarching home for educational programs and experiences, the Builder of Men Initiative is the epitome of “husband the fruits of one’s accomplishments with prudence and intelligence” represented by the sheaf of wheat in the FarmHouse Coat of Arms.

For the visual representation, a single stalk of wheat growing from the “initiatives” in FarmHouse yellow which symbolizes our personal and organizational growth through our educational endeavors. The green bar beneath represents fertile soil and a baseline for growth.

All education programs within FarmHouse Fraternity and the FarmHouse Foundation are encompassed within this initiative.

ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT


The Association Leadership Summit (ALS) is a new program in 2022, intended to assist with the education of our local association leaders. Held in conjunction with Conclave in 2022, this event will host industry leaders to visit and equip association board members with housing, finance and operational support.

Association Leadership Institute
Chapter Advisor Summit

CHAPTER ADVISOR SUMMIT


A Chapter Advisor Summit will occur annually during the FarmHouse Leadership (FLI); however, this program will debut at the 51st Biennial Conclave held July 2022 in Oklahoma City, Okla. This summit brings chapter advisors together to better understand their role and ways to support young men adapt and succeed as college students and young professionals.

COO-OP MENTORING PROGRAM


FarmHouse Fraternity believes every undergraduate should have a mentor. One who supports the student holistically, providing career support as well as personal guidance. We seek to connect every undergraduate with a mentor in their chosen field of study. With more than 23,000 living FarmHouse alumni, there’s no shortage of great mentoring relationships to be built.

FARMHOUSE COOP MENTORING PROGRAM
FarmHouse Excelsior

EXCELSIOR


Excelsior is the Fraternity’s achievements program and also serves as the basepoint for Fraternity Awards each year. Chapters are expected to complete all one-star achievements each semester, and are encouraged to complete as many as possible. Each chapter has their own documents to track Excelsior progress. Chapters who complete all the three-star achievements are eligible for the Ruby Cup. The Ruby Cup was designed in 1994 to recognize the overall outstanding chapter of the Fraternity.

FARMHOUSE 365


FarmHouse365 encompasses the day-to-day education and training of members at the chapter level. This includes all aspects of total member education, new member education, risk management, Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), and more.

FH 365
FarmHouse Leadership Institute FLI

FARMHOUSE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


The FarmHouse Leadership Institute (FLI) has been held for more than 30 years, previously known as the leadership academy. Select chapter officers attend this four-day institute at the beginning of their officer term. The program is designed to help chapter officers learn more about their roles, build connections with other FarmHouse members, learn valuable leadership skills, and set strategic goals for their chapter. Facilitated by a team of staff and volunteers, this program is a hallmark of the FarmHouse leadership development experience.

POWER OF 7 SEMINAR


FarmHouse undergraduates who are juniors and seniors are invited to apply to attend an exclusive weekend of networking, interacting and learning from FarmHouse leaders of North American business and industry including agriculture, finance, technology, law and real estate. This unique educational and mentoring opportunity is available to seven of the best and brightest FarmHouse junior and senior undergraduates whose participation is fully-funded by the generosity of alumni attendees and the FarmHouse Foundation.

Power of 7 Seminar
To Be and Become

TO BE & BECOME EMERGING TALENT RETREAT


To Be and Become (TBB) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for younger FarmHouse men. This program is meant for freshman and sophomore members with leadership aspirations. They’ll join other rising leaders from chapters across North America in an adventurous outdoor learning atmosphere that includes team building, personal and professional development activities. This three-day retreat equips them with the knowledge, skills and attitude that is necessary to create positive change in their communities.

"FARMHOUSE is a group of men that help make each other better. We come together to learn, and to live and to grow and to make a positive difference, not just on each other, but on the world."

— Gabriel Eckert
(Kansas State 95)

Builder of Men Initiatives


Builder of Men Initiative

Builder of Men Initiative

Previously just a tagline, these initiatives carry the tradition of improving and building men to leave a lasting, positive impact on their communities — locally and worldwide.

As the overarching home for educational programs and experiences, the Builder of Men Initiative is the epitome of “husband the fruits of one’s accomplishments with prudence and intelligence” represented by the sheaf of wheat in the FarmHouse Coat of Arms.

For the visual representation, a single stalk of wheat growing from the “initiatives” in FarmHouse yellow which symbolizes our personal and organizational growth through our educational endeavors. The green bar beneath represents fertile soil and a baseline for growth.

All education programs within FarmHouse Fraternity and the FarmHouse Foundation are encompassed within this initiative.

ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT


The Association Leadership Summit (ALS) is a new program in 2022, intended to assist with the education of our local association leaders. Held in conjunction with Conclave in 2022, this event will host industry leaders to visit and equip association board members with housing, finance and operational support.

Association Leadership Institute
Chapter Advisor Summit

CHAPTER ADVISOR SUMMIT


A Chapter Advisor Summit will occur annually during the FarmHouse Leadership (FLI); however, this program will debut at the 51st Biennial Conclave held July 2022 in Oklahoma City, Okla. This summit brings chapter advisors together to better understand their role and ways to support young men adapt and succeed as college students and young professionals.

COO-OP MENTORING PROGRAM


FarmHouse Fraternity believes every undergraduate should have a mentor. One who supports the student holistically, providing career support as well as personal guidance. We seek to connect every undergraduate with a mentor in their chosen field of study. With more than 23,000 living FarmHouse alumni, there’s no shortage of great mentoring relationships to be built.

FARMHOUSE COOP MENTORING PROGRAM
FarmHouse Excelsior

EXCELSIOR


Excelsior is the Fraternity’s achievements program and also serves as the basepoint for Fraternity Awards each year. Chapters are expected to complete all one-star achievements each semester, and are encouraged to complete as many as possible. Each chapter has their own documents to track Excelsior progress. Chapters who complete all the three-star achievements are eligible for the Ruby Cup. The Ruby Cup was designed in 1994 to recognize the overall outstanding chapter of the Fraternity.

FARMHOUSE 365


FarmHouse365 encompasses the day-to-day education and training of members at the chapter level. This includes all aspects of total member education, new member education, risk management, Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), and more.

FH 365
FarmHouse Leadership Institute FLI

FARMHOUSE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


The FarmHouse Leadership Institute (FLI) has been held for more than 30 years, previously known as the leadership academy. Select chapter officers attend this four-day institute at the beginning of their officer term. The program is designed to help chapter officers learn more about their roles, build connections with other FarmHouse members, learn valuable leadership skills, and set strategic goals for their chapter. Facilitated by a team of staff and volunteers, this program is a hallmark of the FarmHouse leadership development experience.

POWER OF 7 SEMINAR


FarmHouse undergraduates who are juniors and seniors are invited to apply to attend an exclusive weekend of networking, interacting and learning from FarmHouse leaders of North American business and industry including agriculture, finance, technology, law and real estate. This unique educational and mentoring opportunity is available to seven of the best and brightest FarmHouse junior and senior undergraduates whose participation is fully-funded by the generosity of alumni attendees and the FarmHouse Foundation.

Power of 7 Seminar
To Be and Become

TO BE & BECOME EMERGING TALENT RETREAT


To Be and Become (TBB) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for younger FarmHouse men. This program is meant for freshman and sophomore members with leadership aspirations. They’ll join other rising leaders from chapters across North America in an adventurous outdoor learning atmosphere that includes team building, personal and professional development activities. This three-day retreat equips them with the knowledge, skills and attitude that is necessary to create positive change in their communities.

"FARMHOUSE is a group of men that help make each other better. We come together to learn, and to live and to grow and to make a positive difference, not just on each other, but on the world."

— Gabriel Eckert
(Kansas State 95)