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Agriculture Awareness Week

Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

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Throughout Agricultural Awareness week, Alpha Zeta puts on numerous events to involve people in a celebration of agriculture.  On Monday we planned  Agriculture Olympics with CALs faculty.  This event included seed spitting; a tractor race and an egg toss among the participants. Collegiate 4H sponsored a lunch of pizza.  On Tuesday, we had an Alumni breakfast for faculty from 7:30-11. During this time the faculties were invited to eat and socialize with the officers and brothers in Alpha Zeta.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (502)/Comments (0)/
UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Habitat for Humanity's annual campus race! The route circles some of the busiest parts of campus, passing by the O'Connell Center, the Swamp, Turlington Plaza, and the Reitz Union. Planning involved our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, making sure those that wanted to walk/run were registered, paid, and knew where to meet on campus. Our nine members that participated benefited by getting good exercise, socializing, and helping to support Alachua Habitat for Humanity who's goal is to provide safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Sunday, March 27, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (543)/Comments (0)/
UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

This is our third year planning a Family Day. Our social chair, who is Dalal Hares this year, plans it every spring semester. This year we met for brunch outside in a courtyard among our Entomoloy buildings before heading out to Single Vision, a non-profit endangered species educational facility located in Melrose, FL. Single Vision aims to prevent tigers from becoming extinct from poaching and habitat destruction. Next was a visit to the Butterfly Rainforest, which is a part of UF's  Florida Museum of Natural History. It includes a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with waterfalls, a walking trail, tropical plants and hundreds of live butterflies. Families got a break for lunch and some rest before dinner at a local restaurant with Dr. George Burgess as a speaker. Dr. Burgess is a part of UF's Ichthyology department and a national expert on sharks appearing on countless news programs and the Discovery Channel.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (513)/Comments (0)/
River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico Chapter is concern about the environment. Member of the Puerto Rico chapter and friends from the community decided to clean the Culebrinas River using Kayaks !!! We pick up waste from the river and at the same we share as brothers. This activity was made to educate the community about the importance of preserving our natural resources.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (611)/Comments (0)/
UF Pair Party Social 3-25-11

UF Pair Party Social 3-25-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Every semester with our new pledge class the pledge master matches up each pledge (the "little") with a member (the "big"). This is our second year theming it as a "pair party." This year our pledge master, Sara Molloy, had the bigs and littles dress in pairs such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy, an Easter bunny and an Easter egg, Batman and Robin, and many more! When pledges and members arrived at the event they had to find their pair/match thus revealing their big or little. Any member could attend, even if they did not have a little. Everyone looks forward to initiating a new pledge class each semester and this is just one of the many events that forms a bond for future UF Alpha Zeta members!
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (492)/Comments (0)/
AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

Three alpha zeta members install a hydroponic system. The initiative started with Gustavo Rodriguez who realizes that the agricultural science department did not have any efficient hydroponic system. So he decided to increase the resources used for education. The crops will be sold to raise funds for the chapter.
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (623)/Comments (0)/
Sustainable Agriculture School Project (Puerto Rico chapter)

Sustainable Agriculture School Project (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

Alpha Zeta Puerto Rico Chapter provided to Eladio Tirado Lopez school tires and compost for a sustainable agriculture project. The project was organized by the Puerto Rico chapter and Mr. Mercado who is an Alpha Zeta Alumni, and teacher of the school. In this project four groups will compete by producing coriander, bell peppers, tomatoes and other crops. At the end of the project ( April 29)  each group will be evaluated for the amount and quality of the crop. The project was build to develop leadership, creativity, teamwork, management techniques that students will use during their life. It also promotes sustainable agriculture and educates about it importance. The Puerto Rico chapter is looking forward to expand the project at the end of the competition.
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
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UF Scrap booking Social 3-24-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Every year for our national conference, the UF chapter of AZ combines all of our activity reports with pictures in a beautifully created scrapbook. This is such a large project each year that this year our Chronicler, Claire Page, has been hosting scrapbooking socials to help complete the book before going to the national conference at the end of March. This particular night five members met and updated the scrapbook. The UF chapter of AZ is always extremely proud we go above and beyond with this craft.
Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (507)/Comments (0)/
T- Shirt Sale!

T- Shirt Sale!

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

During March 15th to 19th, the faculty of Agricultural Science hosted one of the most important educational agricultural fair in Puerto Rico, "Five Days with Our Land" (Cinco Dias con Nuestra Tierra). At the fair, Alpha Zeta participated by setting up a table selling t-shirts which had as a reason to promote agriculture with the support of the new candidates and 15 members. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds to buy hydroponic plants and other projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (592)/Comments (0)/

UF TCBY Fundraiser 3-23-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Our fundraising chair, Gernide Zamor, planned a fundraiser at our local TCBY (frozen yogurt/ice cream). UF AZ will receive a percentage of all purchases from nine to 10p.m. Planning involved scheduling a time with TCBY and letting the members know when and where to go. During the event attendance is taken. Once TCBY calculates how much AZ earned they will contact Gernide. AZ had 27 in attendance. We always enjoy having events that involve socializing and food, especially ice cream!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (463)/Comments (0)/
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