Building the Whole Man
Since 1952, the Purdue Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity has welcomed strong-willed and intelligent members into our Fraternity. Founded by a group of young and courageous individuals who took a leap of faith to form this chapter, our hope is to keep their legacy alive for generations to come.
We encourage intellectual growth and success by offering alumni networking opportunities and a variety of events throughout the year, which encourage bonding between members and help create a foundation of lasting friendships.
A Message From Our President
It is truly a privilege to lead a chapter of individuals with differing interests and passions united by common values.
Since 1905, our fraternity and the men that comprise it have prided themselves on leadership, scholarship, and fellowship. FarmHouse is where many respected student leaders on Purdue's campus call home. Members of our house are involved in organizations such as Purdue Student Government, Old Masters, Grand Prix, and many more. I am proud to be a member of FarmHouse Fraternity Purdue Chapter, and am eager to see what this year has in store for us. I invite you to take some time to explore our website and get to know our exceptional community.
FarmHouse Founding Fathers
FarmHouse International Fraternity was founded on April 15, 1905 at the University of Missouri. The Purdue University Chapter was later founded in 1952.
D. Howard "Daddy" Doane (1883-1984)
D. Howard Doane was a true Renaissance man - a student, a teacher, a writer, a business man, a poet, a farmer, a public servant, a devout Christian. Most widely known as the founder and long-time Chairman of the Board of Doane Agricultural Services, which is the oldest and for decades was the largest farm management, appraisal and agricultural research organization in the United States. Among his many life accomplishments, Doane served on an agriculture task force appointed by President Herbert Hoover that was charged with reorganizing the US Department of Agriculture. He wrote four books and numerous articles for the leading agricultural journals and magazines. He provided leadership to dozens of civic and professional organizations throughout his lifetime. He received a B.S. in agriculture in 1908 and M.S. in agriculture in 1909 at the University of Missouri. He received three Honorary doctorates as well.