FarmHouse Fraternity International, Inc. is an all-male international social fraternity founded at the University of Missouri on April 15, 1905. It became a nationally recognized fraternity in 1921. Today FarmHouse has 34 chapters/colonies/interest groups in the United States and Canada. FarmHouse was founded as a professional agriculture fraternity on April 15, 1905 by seven men at the University of Missouri, when they had met at a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) bible study and had decided that they wanted to form a club. A second chapter, founded independently of the Missouri chapter but sharing the same ideals, was founded at the University of Nebraska in 1911. After communication between the two groups, a third chapter was founded at the University of Illinois in 1918.