Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) Club is a professional student organization that provides students with networking, service, and leadership opportunities, as well as the chance to develop professional skills that will be beneficial later in life. We are a “boots on the ground” organization that prides ourselves on getting our hands dirty and getting things done. Our organization is comprised mostly of ASM majors but is open to all studentsthat share a passion for the agricultural industry. We conduct our business at biweekly meetings where we plan events, listen to industry speakers (#jobs), and get a chance to hear what our fellow students have accomplished through their internships. In addition, we always enjoy some delicious food!
Key Pillars and Example Events for ASM Club:
- Interact with industry reps at club meetings
- Build last relationships with other future agricultural leaders
- AgrAbility Partnership: Maintenance equipment, build fence, and assist farmers with disabilities who want to continue farming
- FarmRescue: Travel to North Dakota and plant crops for farmers enduring difficult circumstances
- Opportunities to run for one of NINE officer roles
- Serve on Recruitment, Service, Fundraising, or special trip committees
- Precision Planting and 360 Yield Center: Learn about the latest technology available and future coming that will impact production agriculture
- Grain Elevators and Processors Society (GEAPS): Travel to the annual conference to tour local grain facilities, interact with industry professionals and vendors
- NACTA Judging Events: Competitive teams in Agricultural Mechanics, Precision Ag, and Knowledge Bowl (in addition to other ‘FFA-like CDE’ events)
Specific Benefits of Joining ASM Club:
- Network with industry representatives
- Keep up with the continually changing agricultural industry
- Learn about and obtain internships
- Develop leadership skills
- Meet people with similar interests and make new friends
- Opportunities to travel and see unique facilities and production practices
- Examples: New Orleans, LA; Denver, CO; Houston and Austin, TX; Kansas City, MO; Tremont, IL, and many more!
Meetings are held every other Wednesday (typically 1st and 3rd of each month) at 7:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Engineering Building, Room 100. Meetings range from 1-2hours in length, based on business to discuss, and number of presenters. Come on out and join us!
If you have any questions or would like to join, just SHOW UP! Please watch the FABE Weekly Newsletter for updates. Need more info? Send an email to our advisor, Chris Tkach, and he will get you added to the email list.