Undergraduate Student Organizations

Agronomy Club

The Texas A&M University branch of the Agronomy Society of America welcomes any student interested in agronomy, plant science, soil science and more. The club is responsible for the Aggie Corn Maze, which plays host to thousands of visitors each fall.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Terry Gentry – tjgentry@tamu.edu

Aggie Turf Club

The purpose of this organization shall be to enlighten the membership to the diverse nature of the turfgrass industry and to reveal the variety of involvement and responsibilities of the proficient turfgrass manager in a non-scholastic setting. The Texas A&M Aggie Turfgrass Management Club serves as a venue for students to share about internship experiences and learn about industry and career opportunities through field trips and visiting guest speakers from industry.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591 or b-wherley@tamu.edu
Website: http://turfclub.tamu.edu

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Texas A&M Soil and Water Conservation Society

The primary objective of the Soil and Water Conservation Society shall be the development and advancement of the science and art of good land use and management and the promotion of the conservation of soil, water, air, and related renewable natural resources.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Knight (ESSM Department),
979-845-5557 or bob-knight@tamu.edu
 
Secondary Advisor: Dr. Jaqui Aitkenhead-Peterson (SCSC Department), 979-845-3682 or Jacqui_a-p@tamu.edu

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Soil Judging Team

The Soil Judging Team at Texas A&M University aims to give students hands-on exposure to the various soils found throughout the country, and the main impacts the soils have on each area’s community. This team applies soil science, agronomic, and ecosystem management principles discussed in other classes, with a visual representation to help students connect those principals and more completely understand soil systems. Students compete in an area contest each fall. The location for this contest rotates throughout the region (Region IV) providing opportunities to see a wider variety of soils. The top two teams from the area contest compete at nationals in the spring.

The team is open to anyone interested in soils.

Weed Science Team

The goal of the weed judging contest preparations is to provide the students with a fundamental understanding as well as hands-on training on the basics of weed identification and management. This activity is highly relevant to students majoring in agronomy, turf, horticulture, forestry, rangeland science, and for anyone who is interested in vegetation identification and management.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, 979-845-5375, muthu@tamu.edu
Dr. Kathy Carson, 979-862-4165, kcarson@tamu.edu

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