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NC Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Madeline N. Dabolt

Author: Alpha Zeta/Saturday, April 14, 2012/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

Throughout Agriculture Awareness Week, the Brotherhood offered many events to involve students and faculty in the celebration of agriculture. We decided this year to set up on Sunday to make sure everything was good to go on Monday. The animals were settled in and the tables were set up so that the clubs throughout the College of Ag and Life Sciences could set up when they arrived on Monday morning. That afternoon we held Ag Olympics. A few faculty members volunteered to compete in the competitions we had including a piece of pie eating contest. On Tuesday we had our annual milking contest, but this year the Commissioner of Agriculture could not participate due to schedule conflicts. Instead one of our Alumni and a student from NC States Radio Station participated. Both had a great time. On Wednesday morning we had our Alumni Breakfast where officers and brothers came to cook and socialize with the handful of alumni that came for the event.  Later that day at 5:30, the Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler held a forum that was sponsored by Alpha Zeta and the Agricultural Institute. During this forum the panelists discussed their predictions for the future because the theme was "Feeding the World in 2030”. It was a very interesting and eye opening forum that ended with finger foods and small talk about their presentations. On the last day of the week, Thursday, we completed the day with the Kiss the Pig contest. All week we had mason jars out that had names of different faculty members and students within the college on them that people could put money in to try and get their person to win. Last year our Head Football Coach, Tom O’brien won and was close to winning again this year, but Dr. Esbenshade, the Dean of CALS, won by a lot this year. He was very enthusiastic about being able to kiss a pig and he gave it a big kiss on the snout! Overall the week was a success and fun for all of the students on campus who learned something new about the several animals we had on the Brickyard.
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