Texas A&M University is one of the largest universities in the country and offers a breadth of amenities that only a diverse campus community can provide. As a Texas A&M University student, you will be immediately welcomed into the Aggie family. As a student in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, you’ll be immersed in a tight-knit community of faculty, staff, and students preparing to be the next generation of business leaders.
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Find Your Community
With more than 1,000 student groups, you are bound to find an organization to help you get connected. Visit Texas A&M’s Maroon Link to see a comprehensive list of current student groups and organizations that celebrate inclusion and support individuals from all backgrounds, encompassing the various characteristics all people in a welcoming academic environment. In the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences we have student organizations that will help achieve your fullest potential and develop you as a professional.
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.
Dr. Terry Gentry
Aggie Turf Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide students with a better understanding of the diverse nature of the turfgrass industry and to share about opportunities for internships and future employment 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. The club also engages in community volunteer events.
Dr. Ben Wherley,
Dr. Chase Straw
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.
Dr. Robert Knight
Dr. Jaqui Aitkenhead-Peterson
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.
Dr. Felipe Aburto
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.
Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan
Dr. Kathy Carson
Crops Judging Team
The Crops Judging Team is coordinated through the Agronomy Club with the contest occurring during the annual Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) Conference. This contest provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to practice tangible agronomic skills on the spot and receive feedback from industry agronomists with prizes for both teams and individuals. Students who compete need to be knowledgeable on a wide range of agronomic topics such as crop, weed, and insect identification, diagnosis of crop nutrient deficiency or herbicide injury, and agronomic problem-solving.
- Hallie Cook (Captain)
- Andrew Marchetti
- Blake Houston
- Emery Brewer
- Emilie Harrell
- Gayla Rose
- Pedro Chavez Villanueva
- Reed Terrell
Graduate Student Organization
Students supporting other students – that is the founding purpose of the Soil Crop Graduate Student Organization (SCGO). The group now has three objectives – to provide a support/social community for graduate students, to provide those students professional development opportunities, and to give the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences graduate students a voice in the university’s graduate student government.
SCGO 2022-23 Officers
- Megan Schill – President
- Noriki Miyanaka – Vice President
- Donovan Davis – Treasurer
- Purushottam Gyawali – Secretary of Programming
- Sarah Chu – Secretary of Communications and Outreach
College Student Organizations
At the College-level, we have a variety of student clubs and organizations to help you connect with other like-minded students, including:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
- Texas A&M University Collegiate 4-H
- Texas A&M University Collegiate FFA
- Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, SACNAS
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Ambassadors
- Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
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