What is a Governor?

“Governor” is the title we give our members. The Governors Program is the American Royal Association’s annual membership program. It is a great way to connect with the Kansas City community while supporting youth and education.

We can’t do it without you. When you wear your American Royal crown pin, you are demonstrating your commitment to an organization that believes in the future of agriculture. Engage with us as we spread the word that our work is fun, relevant, and makes a difference in the lives of young people and agriculture.

Connect. Grow. Support the American Royal.

Enroll today to be apart of our 2021-2022 Governor program!

American Royal Governors enjoy many benefits throughout the year including an exclusive season ticket package and fun social events.

Impact the future of agriculture and join the excitement and fun at the American Royal!


Your Impact

Your Governorship at Work

Most importantly, your Governorship directly supports American Royal youth education programs and competitive events, which reach over 22,000 students annually.

Ag's future is our future. And today's young people will shape it. This year, “wear the crown.” Supporting the American Royal has never mattered more.


2021 Governor Enrollment Form




    “After relocating to Kansas City and finding ways to engage in my new community, getting involved with the American Royal was an easy choice. As a young agriculturalist and third generation 4-H alum, I believe in, and relate to, the American Royal's mission and purpose. By serving as an ambassador and volunteer for the Royal through its young professionals' group, the Chairman's Club, we share how the American Royal continues to impact our city, the agricultural industry, and our nation. Your support as a Governor allows the Royal to continue to provide value-added experiences to today's youth through scholarship opportunities, hands-on learning and competitive events.”

    -Grant Bargfrede, Governor, Chairman’s Club Leader

  • Testimonials


    “The American Royal's support of our agricultural heritage is unparalleled when it comes to the time, talent and treasure that provides for the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

    -Tyler Nottberg, Royal Crown Governor, Local Business Leader




    “The Governorship program has been a great way to get involved in the American Royal after moving here 3 years ago.  I am passionate about the Royal and donating to a cause that supports youth education and scholarship.  As a bonus, the admittance to the events is a great way to network and meet more folks in Kansas City.”

    -Torrey Peterson, Governor, Chairman’s Club Member