School of Agriculture

Ag Mech Club Members

Agricultural Mechanization Club

Provides opportunities for those interested in agricultural engineering/mechanization to further their education in the field, develop leadership abilities, and serve the university and the agricultural community. Activities of the Club include a close cooperation with industry as demonstrated by the sponsorship of the Agricultural Mechanization Show, which is the largest event of its kind in the Nation that is organized and conducted by college students.

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We will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Knoblauch Hall 307.


WIU Farm Expo

For the past 45 years, people from all over the western Illinois region—as well as from across the state and beyond—have been coming to Western Illinois University in the winter to get a glimpse of emerging Ag technology, tractors and machinery, livestock and crop equipment and supplies and much more. It was in 1970 the Ag Mech Club started what has become the largest student-run agriculture show in the U.S., the annual WIU Farm Expo—which many refer to as the "Ag Mech Show."

2016 Ag Mech Farm Expo

February 6th and 7th, 2016 at Western Hall on the campus of Western Illinois University

Show Hours:

  • Saturday, February 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Vendors: To guarantee a spot at the 2016 show, please submit your registration form and 50% of the booth fee as soon as possible. The remaining balance will be due by January 8, 2016. Cancellations made before January 15, 2016 will receive a full refund.

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Dan Atherton
(309) 298-2395
Knoblauch Hall B22

2015-2016 Officers

  • Tommy Hoener, President -
  • Tyler Vogeler, VP of Expo Operations -
  • Lexis Thurman, Financial Secretary -
  • Ricky Kempe, VP of Show Coordination -
  • Sam Woodrow, VP of Show Coordination -
  • Kortney Watts, VP of Advertising -
  • Kacie Priebe, VP of Public Relations -
  • Drew Beeler, Toy Show Chair -
  • Aaron Gerhardt, Toy Show Chair -
  • Morgan Dahl, Craft Show Chair -
  • Emily Livingston, Craft Show Chair -
  • Ali Thornton, Food Chair -
  • Kortney Watts, Food Chair -
  • Grant Clark, Ag Council Rep -
  • Emily Livingston, Ag Council Rep -
  • Joe Keller, Social Chair -
  • Stephani Mulch, Show Program Chair -
  • Shelbie Blackburn, Apparel Chair -