Chapter Activity Report Blog

Visit to Ocean Spray Receiving Plant

Visit to Ocean Spray Receiving Plant

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

Cook AZ visited the Ocean Spray receiving plant in Chatsworth, NJ on October 16. We were able to tour the facilities and learn about cranberry processing as well as visit one of their experimental breeding sites and a bog. We learned about breeding for genetic resistance to pests as opposed to using pesticides and maintaining genetic diversity while running a monocultural facility. We were able to watch a harvest from the bog and discussed the different machinery developed ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (541)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Chapter Roundtable

North Carolina Chapter Roundtable

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

Roundtable interviews were held the Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 am in our chapter meeting room in Weaver hall. This interview is the next step in the North Carolina Chapter's recruitment process for new brothers. Everyone who attended Rush events was invited to come to Roundtable on Sunday afternoon for a formal interview. The applicants proceeded to sign up for an interview time by contacting our Censor. All active brothers greeted the visiting students with a variety of snacks and ...
Monday, February 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (488)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta - Cal Epsilon Members Bring Home the Gold

Alpha Zeta - Cal Epsilon Members Bring Home the Gold

Originally Posted By Brittany L. Hitchcock

On December 7th, 2013 the Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Team took first place in the annual California Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet Contest under the direction of Dr. Steven Rocca. Fresno State Animal Science student, Jake Carlson, won the competition taking home the elite title of the California State Champion. Audra Roland, Fresno State Agricultural Business student, followed closely ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1381)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta - Cal Epsilon Development Summitt

Alpha Zeta - Cal Epsilon Development Summitt

Originally Posted By Brittany L. Hitchcock

On November 16th, 2013 the Cal Epsilon Chapter hosted the annual Alpha Zeta Development Summit. The Cal Epsilon chapter openly invited all students within the Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology college and our neighboring California Alpha Zeta Chapters to attend this free professional development event. The professional development event encompassed a day filled with guest speakers, networking, agriculture industry discussions, and an etiquette luncheon. All ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (506)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter members attend NYS Ag Society Meeting

Cornell Chapter members attend NYS Ag Society Meeting

Originally Posted By Sara K. Orlowski

The theme of the 182nd Annual Meeting of the New York Agricultural Society and Agricultural Forum was "The Next Generation of Agriculturalists: Millennials’ Perspectives on Their Future of Agriculture.” To get more youth involved in the forum, the New York Ag Society Foundation offered scholarships to 10 students pursuing agricultural related degrees. Three of those scholarships were awarded to Cornell Alpha Zeta members: Andrew Gardinier ’14, Emmaline Long ’12 and Sara Orlowski ’14. ...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (442)/Comments (0)/
NC Sends 16 Brothers to NALC

NC Sends 16 Brothers to NALC

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

The North Carolina Chapter enjoyed another National Agricultural Leadership Conference on April 7th-9th in Ithaca, New York at Cornell University.  Rebekah Ray began organizing fundraising efforts as soon as she was appointed NALC committee chair. She and her committee sent letters out to alumni or organizations, helped our chapter receive a CHS grant, and made it possible for alumni to make online donations. The night before leaving, brothers gathered to decorate our banner with the "Locally Grown, Nationally Known” theme...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (563)/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 (543)/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 (538)/Comments (0)/
Agricultural Fair

Agricultural Fair

Originally posted by Rafael Sierra Curbelo

Alpha Zeta, Puerto Rico chapter, participated in an agricultural fair, which took place from March 11 through March 16 of 2013. This activity is performed once a year, named "Cinco Días con Nuestra Tierra” (Five Days with Our Land). The activity consists of a tribute to agriculture where different producers come to the university to sell artisanal, agricultural, and culinary products. Meanwhile the general public enjoys a family atmosphere with live music and educational talks...
Thursday, March 28, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (446)/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 (445)/Comments (0)/
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