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 18,000 students annually.

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

NEW in 2019 - Corporate Governorship Package

This year the American Royal celebrates its 120th anniversary as a cornerstone of educational and economic impact for Kansas City, the Midwest, and our country. To celebrate we developed a Corporate Governorship package. This new Governorship package allows organizations to get involved and take part in all of the exclusive networking opportunities, events, and community involvement surrounding the American Royal. See Governor Benefits for more details.

Difficulty Enrolling Online? If you need assistance completing your enrollment, please contact Jessica Wright at 816-569-4030.

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 2018, Governors contributed over $56,730 to our mission. This support enabled:

  • More than 18,000 kids to gain exposure to agriculture through educational programs and outreach
  • Over 2,900 youth to contest in nationally recognized competitive events
  • 109 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