The Purple Tractor

The Purple Tractor is a merchandising teaching laboratory at Tarleton State University. It was created for students within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to learn how to make and market agricultural products including fresh and frozen meats, vegetables, and nursery plants. All products are produced by Tarleton students in Tarleton classrooms, barns, and fields. Proceeds from sales at The Purple Tractor help recoup the teaching expenses at our Agricultural Center, so that it all goes back to enhance the student experience.

Meat Products


Chuck Roast


Stew Meat

Ground Beef

Pork Chops

Breakfast Sausage


Leg of Lamb

and more..

Greenhouse Products

Bedding Plants


Hanging Baskets

Air Plants




and more..

Signature Items



The Purple Tractor is located at the Tarleton Agricultural Center in the Animal & Plant Sciences Center.


The Purple Tractor 

1322 CR 518 

Stephenville, TX 76401

Since The Purple Tractor is specifically operated by Tarleton students as part of their learning experience, we will unfortunately be closed until Tarleton resumes face-to-face instruction. At the moment, that will be at least until April 10. We will update our Facebook page and when we will be allowed to open again. The safety of our students and community is our first concern. 



Phone (254) 968-1973

                       Box T-0180

        Stephenville, TX 76402