What is a Governor?

At the American Royal, Governors are both members and individual donors. The Governors Program is an annual membership, and a great way to connect with the Kansas City community while impacting the future of agriculture. As a Governor, you'll enjoy benefits throughout the year including advance notification of American Royal news and developments, an exclusive season ticket package, networking and volunteer opportunities, and much more. Additionally, by being a Governor, you are directly supporting American Royal scholarships and education programs, which provide over 100 scholarships and reach over 16,000 students annually.

NEW Governorship Forum: This new forum welcomes a group of Governors to coffee and donuts one morning each month to share feedback with leaders of the American Royal and network with peers. A random selection of Governors will be drawn and invited monthly.

Packages are available for individuals, families, young professionals and even kids.  Become a Governor: impact the future of agriculture and join the excitement and fun at the American Royal!

Don’t forget to wear your Governor Pin this season. Please wear it on your left side, over your heart, to symbolize your love for the American Royal.

Difficulty Enrolling Online? If you need assistance completing your enrollment, please contact Audrey Goodwin at 816-569-4003.

Your Impact

Your governorship directly fuels our mission of impacting the future of agriculture. A portion of your investment funds education operations and scholarships for youth around the country. In 2017, your support enabled:

  • More than 16,000 kids to gain exposure to agriculture through educational programs and outreach
  • Over 2,400 youth to contest in nationally recognized competitive events
  • 104 individuals and teams to earn scholarships for academic excellence and achievements
  • $400,000 scholarship fund which provides academic support and creates a pathway for giving