ACT is composed of thirteen universities offering degrees in agriculture or natural resources. The ACU Department of Agriculture and Environment has been an institutional member of the ACT since 1991. It is the only private university in the consortium. Started and supported by a Kellogg Foundation grant, select students from each university are involved in the spring conference. One outcome of student involvement was the formation of the Texas Collegiate Agricultural Students Alliance (TXCasa).
The ACU Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is an institutional member of the NACTA. NACTA is a professional society focused on promoting and recognizing excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post secondary level in North America.
ACU faculty members have served as national president, southern region director, Delta Tau Alpha liaison and as chairs and members of various committees. Several ACU faculty hold the distinction of NACTA Teacher Fellows.
Students are also involved in NACTA through an annual national judging conference hosted by a member school. ACU has competed well at these conferences. Students and teams have won several individual and team awards and have contended for sweepstakes honors on several occasions.
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