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Cornell Chapter Cranberry Fall Break Trip

Cornell Chapter Cranberry Fall Break Trip

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

Author: Alpha Zeta/Saturday, October 29, 2011/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

Have you ever seen the Ocean Spray commercial on tv? Well the Cornell chapter can tell you that's exactly what a cranberry harvest looks like! Over our fall break in October, 15 members from the Cornell Chapter visited an alumnus' cranberry farm in East Taunton, Massachusetts. It was our third consecutive year visiting his farm over break to help with their harvest. Members spend the day before the actual harvest preparing the berries to be picked. The next day, the bog is flooded and the berries are pulled off the top using a vacuum-type machine, plant matter is separated, and the berries are dumped into the truck and taken to a cooperative. This event is a great way to educate members about the diverse aspects of agricultural industries and is something we look forward to each year.
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