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

Monday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Tuesday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Wednesday:10 AM to 6 PM

Thursday:10 AM to 6 PM

Friday:10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday:10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday: Closed

Holiday Hours: The Purple Tractor will close Saturday, December 14th reopening Tuesday, January 14th.



Phone (254) 968-1973

                       Box T-0180

        Stephenville, TX 76402