1) Organization of the Ag Mech Club
The WIU Agriculture Mechanization Show is entirely student run and organized. The club advisor is utilized by members for guidance and leadership. Due to the nature of a college students career being only 4 years, an advisor is necessary to keep vital information and historical recollections. The club office is located in Room B 12 in Knoblauch Hall. As stated before, this is a student run and organized show. All the data, including officer reports, registration forms, and other pertinent information is handled by club members and kept filed in the club’s computer and file cabinet. We work diligently with University Physical Plant personnel, Office of Public Safety, University Office of Public Relations, and other organizations within Western Illinois University and the city of Macomb to put on a successful show each and every year.
The Ag Mech Club consists of anywhere from 20 to 50 student members from the Department of Agriculture. Monthly meetings are held where all members have the opportunity to get involved with the process to putting on the Show. Club officers include Advisor, President, VP of Exposition Operations, VP of Advertising, VP of Show Coordination, VP of Scholarship, Financial Secretary, Craft Show Chair, Toy Show Chair, Food Chair, and Ag Council Representatives.
Members of the Ag Mech Club get the unique experience of taking on the responsibility of bringing all aspects of emerging agriculture technology into one building. Members gain leadership, organizational, social, and management skills that no other campus organization can bring. During the show students from WIU have the chance to meet the various vendors and make contacts from future career opportunities.
2) Current Ag Mech Club Officers
President: Andrew Nelson