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NC Relay for LIfe 2013

NC Relay for LIfe 2013

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

April 12th and 13th, North Carolina State University hosted their annual Relay For Life on Greek Field.  The service committee notified the chapter of the event date at the beginning of the semester. Brothers registered online and paid signed up for two-hour shifts between 6pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday. Each brother raised at least $10 to participate. Seventeen brothers walked around the track in hopes to raise money for cancer research...
Saturday, April 13, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (483)/Comments (0)/
NC Cooks Best Meal for Agri-Life Council

NC Cooks Best Meal for Agri-Life Council

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

The North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a member of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences’ Agri-Life Council. The council is made up of representatives from clubs throughout the college and meets every other week. Three brothers attend regular meetings to discuss news, events or issues in the college. Different clubs cook a meal for the council before meetings and we cooked Thursday, April 11th.  The council representatives sent out a sign-up sheet for brothers to bring potluck dishes, drinks and desserts...
Saturday, April 13, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/

NC Housing Fair

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Every year, the Student Organization Resource Center hosts a Housing Fair on campus. Housing companies bring information and free giveaways for students. SORC invited the North Carolina Chapter to participate as student ambassadors for the fair on Wednesday April 3rd.  Eight brothers worked two-hour shifts between 8am and 3pm.  The chapter will receive a $400 minimum stipend for assisting with the event...
Saturday, April 6, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (452)/Comments (0)/

Special Friends' Day

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

In mid-March, Rutgers University hosted its 21st annual Special Friends Day, a day when Rutgers students have the opportunity to bond and hang out with special needs children during fun filled activities hosted by various student groups on campus. A DJ plays music the whole day, the pool is open for all to enjoy (with lifeguards present), and there are arts and crafts activities galore. This year's theme was "Ancient Civilizations" and so AZ brothers set up an arts and crafts table at which they helped children decorate paper pyramids to celebrate the rich Mayan Culture...
Thursday, April 4, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (496)/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 (2735)/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 (808)/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 (1578)/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 (581)/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 (454)/Comments (0)/

Cornell Chapter attends Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference

Originally posted by Sara K. Orlowski

On February 22-23, four Alpha Zeta members attended the 2013 Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.  The main focus of the conference was to get young farmers and ranchers active in Farm Bureau.  Young farmers and ranchers do not necessarily need to hold a position to contribute to the organization but voicing an opinion about various agricultural issues is very helpful.  Farm Bureau wants young farmers to join and be active in the field of agriculture because it allows for the concerns and issues to be heard by local representatives who can then lobby for farmers in Albany...
Monday, March 18, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (383)/Comments (0)/
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