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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 (2733)/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 (806)/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 (1571)/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 (579)/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 (450)/Comments (0)/
Vermont Flower Show Set-up

Vermont Flower Show Set-up

Originally posted by Ashley M. Ackert

On February 27th and 28th, the AZ Green Mountain Chapter and UVM Horticulture Club helped set up for the Annual Vermont Flower Show. We "planted" flowers (put still potted plants in mulch, concealing the pots) for the indoor flower display. This year's theme was "The Road Not Taken" based on the Robert Frost poem and how it coincides with Vermont's beautiful natural landscape. Thanks to the hard work of gardeners from Green Works (the VT Nursery and Landscape Association), our chapter learned techniques in flower placement and together we created a beautiful display. About 3-4 Alpha Zeta members were in attendance along side 4-5 Horticulture Club members and Flower Show staff...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (401)/Comments (0)/
New Member Project!

New Member Project!

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

New Member Project: A tradition that has continued for many years in the Cook Chapter was quite a success this semester. The new members and their bigs, in addition to any other brothers who chose to participate, came out to the beloved Rutgers Gardens and helped put mulch down around the daffodil beds that will be blooming soon. Also, considering the damage of Hurricane Sandy, Helyar Woods, a staple of the Gardens, were significantly damaged. Many trees had fallen down and the timber could now be used to make mulch.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (466)/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 (526)/Comments (0)/
Winter Banquet

Winter Banquet

Originally posted by Cosette M. Faivre

The Cal Epsilon chapter finished out the new year in style with the Winter Banquet! Members got a chance to dress up and socialize over some delicious food at the Smittcamp Alumni house at Fresno State. Professor Don Vasconcellos gave a very inspiring speech about the importance of the perserverance in the agricultural industry. New members were recognized, as well as those going to NALC. A silent auction finished off the festivities, and many members walked away with Fresno State paraphernalia and fresh-baked goodies. The evening concluded with a photo-op by the wonderful Christmas tree! We can't wait for next year!
Friday, March 1, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1224)/Comments (0)/
Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA)

Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA)

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Brothers of Alpha Zeta volunteered at the Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA) on February 24th. NESA is a competition between agricultural schools in the northeast. The contest includes research paper presentations, quiz bowl trivia and livestock judging categories. Volunteering included leading student groups to different livestock pens for judging as well as preparing and cleaning up the barn after the students and animals had gone, It was a very agriculturally educational day and brothers of the Cook Chapter were able to meet brothers from the Morrill Chapter participating in the event!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (490)/Comments (0)/
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