TROY FarmHouse fraternity claims top spot nationally

Posted: Wednesday, 28 August 2013

For the second time, Troy University's FarmHouse Fraternity has earned the organization's top national award.

The Ruby Cup was bestowed following a vote of the International Board of Directors. FarmHouse chapters annually submit an Award of Excellence assessment and a Chapter Programming Award submission to determine the top three chapters in both of the organization's divisions. TROY's chapter placed first in the Gold Division in all 12 programming award categories. From the divisions, an overall outstanding chapter is selected.

“Our brotherhood's goal is to constantly work to build each other up and be active on campus," said Chapter President Cody Farrill, a senior political science major from Panama City, Fla., who also serves as president of the University's Student Government Association.

“The Ruby Cup is a symbol of our hard work, but also a challenge to ensure progress marks our every step," he said.The TROY chapter bested Iowa State, breaking its three-year run with the cup. It's last Ruby Cup win was in 2008. Members of the International Executive Board and staff will officially present the Ruby Cup to the “Men of Troy" during a ceremony tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Troy Campus.

FarmHouse International Fraternity is a men's agriculturally-related social fraternity on 35 campuses across North America. Founded in 1905 at the University of Missouri, the Fraternity works to build men physically, socially, spiritually and intellectually. The Fraternity consists of 1,500 undergraduate members and nearly 30,000 lifetime initiates and maintains its International headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. The TROY chapter was founded in 1995.