Category Archives: Student Organizations

Aggie Pullers Looking to Win Annual Competition and Sponsors

The Aggie Pullers is a hands-on student organization that is dedicated to designing, managing and presenting a quarter-scale tractor each year. Students from all majors are welcome to join Aggie Pullers. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) sponsors the International ¼ Scale Tractor Design Competition. This international contest is at the end of May each year in Peoria, Ill. There are teams from the U.S., Canada and occasionally from as far away as Israel. The competition is based on judging of an extensive written report,… Read More →

AGSM Club’s 2017 Big Event

The Big Event is the longest running, student-led service project held every year on a Saturday in early spring. It is a day where the largest group of students come together to complete service projects for residents of Bryan and College Station to show appreciation for the community. Services include doing yard work, painting, and other helpful projects. This year, The Big Event was held on March 25 where the department’s AGSM student club participated for the first time. Led by senior and club historian, Allison Thomason, the… Read More →

AGSM Club Spotlight

Taylor Shearrer, class of 2017, is President of the department’s Agricultural and Systems Management Club. He shares the impact and goals of the club to positively impact students pursuing degrees within the department. Tell us a little bit about AGSM’s background and purpose. Taylor: The Agricultural and Systems Management Club is a student lead organization that is based out of the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. It was first formed in 2002 to help students in Agricultural Systems Management get to know each other as well as… Read More →

Texas A&M ASABE Robotics Team Tackling Challenges

The Texas A&M ASABE Robotics Team is a small group of bright individuals dedicated to using their classroom-learned skills, to build on previous experience to design robots fit for competition. As in the years before, the team will be entering the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Robotics Student Design Competition that takes place this year on July 17-20th in Orlando, Florida. The competition uses a consistent theme throughout the years by reflecting the geographical area of the competition. Previous challenges have included themes such as moving… Read More →

Aggie Pullers compete at ASABE 2016 1/4 Scale Competition

This year’s International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition (IQS), held at Peoria Expo Gardens June 2nd-5th in Illinois, marks the 18th year that the Aggie Pullers have competed since its 1997 founding. This year, the Texas A&M Aggie Pullers competed against 26 other collegiate teams where students are given only an engine and tires. This allows each team to determine their own tractor’s design and construction. Student competitors must compile a written design report and a team presentation, as well as participate in individual design judging and… Read More →

AggiePullers prepare for ASABE 2016 1/4 Scale Competition

The Texas A&M AggiePullers are preparing to embark on their annual trip to Peoria Illinois to compete in the 2016 Quarter Scale Tractor Competition. This year’s team leaders are Zeke McReynolds, Brad Borges, Allison Thomason and Taylor Shearrer. This year’s faculty leaders are Dr. Ron Lacey and Dr. Doug Kingman. If you are interested in getting involved in or donating to the departmental AggiePullers team please contact Stormy Kretzschmar at Press release from ASABE: University Teams Gear Up for 1/4-Scale Tractor Competition

Aggie Pullers finish 2nd in Team Presentation

Article by ASABE St. Joseph, Mich. and Peoria, Ill. – For the third time in four years, the University of Kentucky took top honors at the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, repeating its 2014 win and reclaiming the Detra-Wehner trophy that the team also took home in 2012. Also turning in repeat finishes were Kansas State University and The Ohio State University, who finished as they did in 2014, in second and third places, respectively. Rounding out the top five teams were Penn State University, in fourth… Read More →