By Taylor Edwards
Friday Nov. 11, before the Auburn vs. Texas A&M football game, Ag Council and Ag Peer Mentors hosted a tailgate for members of Texas A&M’s COALS council and College of Agriculture students.
The COALS council made the trip to Auburn to engage in fellowship with Auburn agriculture students, experience the Auburn family culture and learn how Ag Council provides students on campus resources to build or expand on their knowledge of agriculture and build their professional networks.
Anna Grace Underwood, event chair for Ag Council, and Wilson Stephen, member of Ag Peer Mentors, coordinated the tailgate. The goal of these groups and their partnership is to provide opportunities and resources to students in the College of Agriculture.
“I am very excited for this event and to see us all come out for a relaxing, fun lunch with our peers before Gameday in Auburn,” Wilson said prior to the tailgate. “We’re so excited for the tailgate, especially since we’re doing it for our students.”
Students who RSVPed for the tailgate got a free hotdog lunch and ice cream from Blue Ribbon Dairy. There was also an opportunity to take home a free plant from Costa Farms, spend time with friends and make new connection with Texas A&M students.
Last year was the first year that Ag Council traveled to Texas A&M, and this was the first year the Aggies returned the favor for the same experience.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome our Texas A&M guests on Auburn’s campus and get to introduce them to some of our students on Ag Hill through the tailgate,” Underwood said. “I want them to experience meeting Auburn students and faculty in a more relaxed setting. I really enjoyed having them here with us and hope they had a blast making new connections!”