Student Rally

2023 4th ASABE CA/NV Student Rally in Fresno, CA

Saturday, February 11th to Sunday, February 12th, 2023

The 4th Annual CA/NV Student Rally will be hosted by CSU Fresno and the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference from Saturday, February 11th until Sunday, February 12th. Activities will include a tour of Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology and Citrus Packing Teaching Laboratory, Industry Tours, Engineering Design Competition, and Career Panel as well as an opportunity to network with professionals attending the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference.


  • Sat, Feb 11 (@ Fresno State)
    • 09:00 – 09:30 am: Registration
    • 09:30 – 10:30 am: Ice Breaker
    • 10:30 – 11:00 am: Welcome
    • 11:00 – 12:00 am: Citrus Packing Lab Tour
    • 12:00 – 01:15 pm: Lunch
    • 01:15 – 02:00 pm: Center for Irrigation Technology Tour
    • 02:00 – 03:15 pm: Wiseconn USA Tour (in the field)
    • 03:45 – 04:45 pm: Verwey Dairy Tour
    • 04:45 – 05:15 pm: Return to CIT
    • 05:15 – 05:30 pm: Saturday Wrap Up
  • Sat, Feb 12 (@AETC/Fresno Convention Center)
    • 09:00 – 11:00 am: Career Panel
    • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Business Meeting (Optional)
    • 12:00 – 03:00 pm: Break – No Activities
    • 03:00 – 03:30 pm: AETC Networking (Optional)
    • 03:30 – 08:00 pm: AETC Super Bowl Mixer (Optional, $30)

What is the Student Rally?

The Student Rally is a integral part of many other ASABE section and regions. It is an enriching experience and provides students with opportunities to:

  1. Learn more about Agricultural and Biological Engineering, what it means to be an Ag and Bio Engineer, and the diversity of disciplines and career opportunities;
  2. Network with other students as well as with members in different stages of their careers;
  3. Get more active in ASABE at the chapter, section, regional, and national levels, and take on positions of leadership;
  4. See and experience other schools; and
  5. Visit local agricultural and biological museums, research laboratories and facilities, companies, and other interesting sites.

The hope is that adopting an annual Student Rally will help our Section will demonstrate the value of Society membership to student and non-student members alike, help with membership retention and growth, cultivate future leaders, and promote a stronger more active Section in general.

How did this idea come about?
The Student Rally has been more than a year in the works. After applying for Initiative Funding to The ASABE Foundation, our Section was awarded $30,000 over 2 years to help bring the Rally to fruition. For more information, please read the ASABE CANV Section’s Initiative Fund Proposal and the 2020 Progress Report to ASABE Foundation Board of Trustees.


PAST: 2022 3rd ASABE CA/NV Student Rally

Hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from Fri Nov, 11th to Sat, Nov 12th, 2022.

PROGRAM AGENDA (Hosted by Cal Poly SLO BRAE Department):

  • Fri, Nov 11
    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM: Amos Power Tractor Demo
    • 11:30 – 12:00 PM: Registration
    • 12:00 – 01:00 PM: Welcome (BRAE Chair/ASABE President)
    • 01:00 – 02:30 PM: Career Panel 1 (Virtual)
    • 02:30 – 04:30 PM: Cal Poly SLO/BRAE Dept tours
    • 04:30 – 07:00 PM: Beach Bonfire with YPC Chair Dr. Sushant Mehan
  • Sat, Nov 12
    • 08:00 – 08:30 AM: Omelet Breakfast
    • 08:30 – 10:00 AM: Career Panel 2
    • 10:30 – 11:45 AM: Visit to Andros Engineering in Paso Robles, CA
    • 11:45 – 12:15 PM: Travel back to Cal Poly SLO
    • 12:15 – 01:45 PM: Lunch with Logging Club
    • 01:45 – 12:15 PM: YPC Presentation: Dr. Sushant Mehan
    • 02:15 – 04:00 PM: Engineering Design Competition
    • 04:00 – 04:30 PM: Rally Business Meeting
    • 04:30 – 05:00 PM: Order of the Engineer

Rally Materials

If you have questions, please reach out to CalPoly SLO BRAE Dept Head, Dr. Peter Livingston ( or ASABE CA/NV Program Chair, Carolyn M. Jones (

2022 Student Rally Flyer with Registration QR Code:


PAST: 2021 2nd ASABE CANV Student Rally

Hosted virtually by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from January 16-17th, 2021

PROGRAM AGENDA (Hosted Virtually by Cal Poly SLO):

  • Sat, Jan 16
    • 09:00 – 09:30 AM: Introduction
    • 09:30 – 10:30 AM: ASABE Leadership Panel
    • 10:45 – 11:30 AM: Undergraduate Student Panel
    • 11:30 – 12:15 PM: Graduate Student Panel
    • 12:30 – 02:00 PM: Happy Hour, Special Place Background, Trivia
    • 02:15 – 03:30 PM: Business Meeting
  • Sun, Jan 17
    • 09:00 – 10:00 AM: Career Panel
    • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: Engineering Licensure
    • 11:00 – 11:30 PM: Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony
    • 11:45 – 12:45 PM: Engineering Ethics Discussion
    • 01:00 – 02:30 PM: Lunch & Virtual Farm Tours
    • 02:30 – 03:30 PM: Sierra Nevada Brewery Virtual Tour

Rally Materials

Please fill out the Rally Survey. We have been developing the programming since last year and would like your feedback.


PAST: 2020 Inaugural ASABE CANV Student Rally

Hosted by UC Davis from January 17-20th, 2020


Photo: 2020 Rally Attendees Post Student Design Competition @ the Joe A. Heidrick Western Center for Agricultural Equipment (WCAE)

Student Rally Program and Information:

Event Sponsors:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Please read more about them on the organizational links below:

What did students do at the Rally?
Students had the opportunity to network with other student and professional ASABE members; participate in fun and valuable activities such as academic and industry panels, tours of historic California Ag landmarks, an engineering design competition, and several Business Meetings; and get involved in ASABE leadership at the section level.

Optional Day (Friday, Jan 17th): Friday activities were optional, attendance was highly encouraged, but not required. Activities included tours of the UC READ Facility, the RMI Winery/Brewer, Bowling/Pizza, and snacky hour.

Day 1 (Sat, Jan 18th): UC Davis Campus and Bio & Agricultural Engineering Department tours, Lunch, Keynote Speech, Order of the Engineer induction (optional), Trivia, Engineering Design Competition, Dinner, Career Panel, and Business Meeting.

Day 2 (Sun, Jan 19th): Travel to Sacramento, CA to tour California Safe Soils. Then we were off to Lodi, CA for lunch, tour of Ag Industrial Manufacturing, exploring the San Joaquin Valley Museum and Micke Grove Park, and finally Dinner followed by Business Meeting.

Day 3 (Mon, Jan 20th): Travel to Vacaville, CA to the Solano Valley Irrigation District Office for technical talks by representatives from SVID, USDA NRCS, Banks Integration, and Genentech, followed by closing statements and lunch.