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Coffee and Conversations Breakfast 3

Coffee and Conversations Breakfast 3

GMOs

Our chapter has partnered with Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers (OCWGA) to host monthly breakfasts during spring semester over different topics that our students have choosen and learned about while on their 6 week study abroad to Brazil. March's breakfast was focused on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Staff from OCWGA and industry experts on the subject joined members over coffee and breakfast to learn more about GMOs and how to handle the conversaiton with a peer who isn't knowledgable on the subject. The chapter heard from Allyson Perry with the Center for Food Integrity who gave a presentation and provided activities to stimulate conversation between experts and students and plans to practice the conversation.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (649)/Comments (0)/

Ohio Corn and Wheat Seminar I

Ohio Corn and Wheat has come to us looking for ways for them to get more invloved with our chapter and all that we do. For our first year members, they gave them each a $1,000.00 scholarship to help with expenses towards their Brazil study abroad trip. For our second and third year members we have set up four seminars that take place the first Tuesday each month for a breakfast. Topics were chosen by the members and each relate to things going on in agriclture today. For this first seminar it was a way that students could meet, talk and learn more about Ohio Corn and Wheat and what they do.

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (634)/Comments (0)/

Coffee and Conversations Breakfast

Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association

This breakfast was the second in a series of conversations the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University is having with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA).  The theme of the breakfast conversation was ethanol production.  A chemist from Illinois began by sharing some information regarding ethanol in the USA, and ethanol on an international scale. Club members then conversed at tables with representatives from OCWGA, and the ethanol industry in order to ask questions about ethanol production.  This benefitted the students of our chapter by allowing them to reengage in themes from the Brazil trip, and make contacts with agricultural professionals in Ohio.  The OCWGA benefitted by working with a young group of people, who may be future coworkers in the industry.  The chapter participated in order to have an event for juniors and seniors in the club.  We want an activity that keeps people motivated in the club, and believe the breakfast conversations offer an outlet for learning and engagement.  In order for this event to be successful several members of the club acted as representatives to brainstorm a potential activity.  Once the breakfast was chosen, three members have worked with OCWGA to give feedback, and set dates for the event.  The OCWGA has taken care of the rest of the planning.

Friday, February 6, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (552)/Comments (0)/
Fresno Industry Tours

Fresno Industry Tours

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 seven members of the Cal Epsilon Chapter spent the day touring different facilities in the Central Valley. Our first stop was the Pitman Farm's Hatchery where we learned about their processes and facilities. We then made our way to the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center where we took a drive around the experimental area , looked at the Greenhouses, and the experimental rooms. This was a great opportunity for our members to get an up close and personal look into the agricultural industry.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015/Author: Caitlin O'Connell/Number of views (614)/Comments (0)/
Oklahoma State University Homecoming-"The Experience"

Oklahoma State University Homecoming-"The Experience"

Originally Posted By Amanda M. Geisinger

Oklahoma State University's Chapter of Alpha Zeta had an amazing time participating in this years Homecoming events at our University!!  As a group we participated in sign-making on Library Lawn, window painting for the College of Agriculture, collecting canned goods for those in need, a Chili Cook-off (We won 2nd place!!!), Harvest Carnival (an evening full of fun games for kids), and the annual Sea of Orange Parade. We made a lot of lifelong friends while having the opportunity to teach those attending the largest Homecoming in the nation about our organization and the importance of Agriculture!
Monday, December 1, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (614)/Comments (0)/
Cook Chapter- Installment Ritual 1

Cook Chapter- Installment Ritual 1

Originally Posted by Bryan D. Ryder

The first installment ritual for the Cook Chapter is a truly meaningful moment when the potential new members finally pledge their commitment to the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta and begin their journey of becoming a part of our chapter. Just like every semester, we held our first installment ritual at the Rutgers Gardens, which is our current philanthropy project. In accordance with the traditions of Alpha Zeta, we welcomed the new members by exposing them to the entire chapter as well as our active Cook Alumni Association. After meeting the entire Cook Chapter Family, the new members were introduced to their big brothers, who would guide them through the pledging process and help them feel welcomed into our organization. At the end, we welcomed with open arms the Omega Class!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (635)/Comments (0)/
Puerto Rico Chapter Rambutan Sell for Fundraising

Puerto Rico Chapter Rambutan Sell for Fundraising

Originally Posted By Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca

The purpouse of the rambutan collection was to sell them at college to gain funds for Alpha Zeta. On Monday 20th of October, we sold rambutans at the prices of $4.00 a pack of 20 units, and $0.25 the lone unit.  Though we started out in the Piñero building, we sent a few packs to the Student Center, to try out our luck. As it happens, it was a total success. Many people tasted the fruit for their very first time, admitting that they didn’t even know the exotic fruit existed and comparing it ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (493)/Comments (0)/
Puerto Rico Chapter Rambutan Pickup

Puerto Rico Chapter Rambutan Pickup

Originally Posted By Ezequiel MontaƱez Rivera

On October 19th our chapter went to Dr. Custodio's farm and collected over 2,000 rambutans (we lost count) to sell the next day. We were collecting and packaging rambutans from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. All the rambutans were donated by Dr. Custodio who is a retired animal science professor and always of great help to our Chapter. We had three pledges attend and we could see that they are hard workers dedicated to learning something new everyday.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (780)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter: Beef-A-Palouza!

Cornell Chapter: Beef-A-Palouza!

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

Alpha Zeta at Cornell is so excited to announce the successful completion of our first Beef-A-Palouza event! We coordinated with the Beef Checkoff to hold an amazing educational and fun-filled day all about beef. On a beautiful, sunny Friday we spent all day outside on the Ag Quad engaging as many students as possible in our many activities and booths. There was hay bale tossing, roping, cows, free beef jerkey, and educational booths where students could guess what products contained beef ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (562)/Comments (0)/
Gleaning at Giamarese Farms

Gleaning at Giamarese Farms

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On October 23, Cook AZ took part in a gleaning on Giamarese Farm in East Brunswick, NJ. Leading up to the event, we had a conversation about food as a right and each individual’s responsibility to help those in need. Once we got the farm, we spent several hours going through the field and harvesting sweet corn to donate through the NJ Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger. We harvested over 3000 lbs of corn to be donated to local families. It was a great service experience ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (521)/Comments (0)/
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