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Visit to Snyder Research and Extension Farm

Visit to Snyder Research and Extension Farm

Originally posted by Halli M. James

On September 11, several members of the Cook AZ chapter visited the Snyder Farm in Pittstown, NJ, which is part of the Rutgers research extension. The Snyder Farm serves as the Rutgers center for sustainable agriculture. While here, we learned about the many different crops they grow and some of the research they are doing to help educate and provide resources for NJ farmers on the topics of changing markets, politics, economics, and environmental impact.
Thursday, October 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/
NC Swing-a-Thon 2013

NC Swing-a-Thon 2013

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

On April 15th, Sigma Alpha hosted their eleventh annual Swing-a-Thon fundraiser.  Fifteen brothers signed up to swing for fifteen minutes on the Brickyard. Each brother paid $10 to swing on the porch swing and received a t-shirt. Alpha Zeta helped to sponsor the event by donating over $100, so our name is printed on the shirts. The revenue from Swing-a-Thon goes towards Agriculture in the Classroom programs.
Monday, April 15, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (537)/Comments (0)/
NC Preschool Farm Animal Talk

NC Preschool Farm Animal Talk

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

On Friday March 22nd, 13 brothers went to the Country Day Montessori Preschool to give them a lesson about chickens and pigs. We brought four chicks and two pigs. The kids were thrilled to pet the animals and the brothers enjoyed spending time with the kids. It is a great opportunity to introduce kids to agriculture when some of them probably never touched a farm animal. We have developed a great partnership with the preschool and hope to go back for Earth Day to plant flowers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (440)/Comments (0)/
NC Concludes Another Successful Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Concludes Another Successful Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

On the last day of Ag Awareness Week, March 21st, we completed with the Kiss the Pig contest. All week we had mason jars out that had names of different campus celebrities on them. People put money in the jars to help their person to win and kiss the pig. The contestants included the new football coach, Dave Doeren, the new CALS Dean, Richard Linton, the student body president, Agri-Life Council president, and a rival Tarheel fan...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (2730)/Comments (0)/

NC Food Safety Forum

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

During Agriculture Awareness Week we hold a forum regarding the issues in agriculture to help educate the brotherhood, as well as the public.  We advertise this forum throughout the week through social media and word of mouth.  This year the forum was held on Wednesday at 5:30pm. The theme was Food Safety and Security.  The Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, Joe Reardon, opened up the forum by giving his story of how he became involved in Agriculture and how he got to where he is today.  We then heard from other panelists, including a NCSU animal science professor, high school teacher, and a student...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (802)/Comments (0)/
NC Milking Contest

NC Milking Contest

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

http://www.wral.com/wral-tv/video/12242420/#/vid12242420 On Tuesday we had our annual milking contest. Three brothers went to the Dairy Educational Unit to wash the cows before the contest.  NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler was out of town this year but Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon came to participate against Elizabeth Gardner, meteorologist for WRAL.  The contest area was lined with cones for the arrival of the cows and the contestants were given an opportunity to practice milking. Elizabeth Gardner was looking to defend her title since she ended Commissioner Troxler’s seven-year win streak...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1568)/Comments (0)/
NC Kicks Off Ag Awareness Week

NC Kicks Off Ag Awareness Week

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

At 6:00am on March 18th, officers and brothers cooked pancakes, sausages and eggs for our annual alumni breakfast. Many faculty and staff are alumni of Alpha Zeta and were invited to the breakfast at 7:15am. Brothers socialized with a handful of alumni while starting off the day with a delicious meal.  After breakfast, brothers headed back to set up our booth and wait on the arrival of other clubs...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (575)/Comments (0)/
NC Prepares for Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Prepares for Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Every year, the brotherhood hosts Agriculture Awareness Week (AAW) to network with other clubs in the college and help a university with 30,000plus students learn more about agriculture.  Although the university was founded in agricultural and mechanical arts, most students are not from farming backgrounds. AAW is now considered a campus tradition and has been going on for over thirty years. Tommy Batts, chair of the AAW Committee began planning the event over six months ago. The committee worked to prepare for the arrival of animals, plants and equipment on campus...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/

Cornell Students attend NFU CCOC

Originally posted by Sara K. Orlowski

More than 100 students from 16 states and Canada learned about cooperatives from experts across the country Feb. 15 to 17.  Students participated in the National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives. Two students from the Cornell chapter, Gianni Parente '14 and Nicole Huynh '13 attended the conference...
Monday, March 4, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (525)/Comments (0)/
Fall Festival at Cook

Fall Festival at Cook

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Fall Festival, on Sunday, October 14, 2012, is a Rutgers Gardens Sponsored celebration of the Fall Season in its entirety while also showcasing the beauty and hard work of the Gardens association. Alpha Zeta brothers worked at the Fall Festival and their jobs included directing children and families through the scavenger hunt where participants were able to appreciate the variety of plant species and general beauty of the location. Brothers also helped set up the signs, the food court, and clean up at the of six hour day. It was a wonderful contribution to the community.
Thursday, December 20, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (476)/Comments (0)/
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