Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) was founded in 1960 as a result of a proposal by Professor John D. Schatz, Southwest Missouri State College during the 1958 NACTA Conference. Professor Schatz believed that there was a need for a national organization or society for agricultural majors in the non-land grant colleges and universities for promoting and honoring scholarship in these schools and he moved that such a national scholastic society be organized. Thus, DTA became a reality. A complete history of DTA may be found in the National Constitution & By-Laws.


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2018 DTA National Convention

April 5 - 7
Eastern Kentucky University,Richmond, KY

Awards are presented to:

  • Outstanding chapter (Corbus Award)
  • Outstanding teacher-advisor
  • Winner of an agricultural knowledge contest (Ag Bowl) 
The convention rotates among three regions (east, midwest and south).


National DTA Leadership

National President
Sydney Kleinert, Eastern Kentucky University
National Secretary
Bethany McKinney, Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Beth Walker – DTA National Advisor
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(417) 837-2507

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