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NC Farm Tour

NC Farm Tour

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

On November 17th, a brother led five fellow brothers on a tour of Kornegay Farms, Inc. John Mitchell Kornegay, a graduating senior in Agriculture Business Management and Animal Science invited the chapter to visit his family’s farm in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The leadership committee planned the visit to begin with a campout including a bonfire Friday evening and a farm tour the following morning. Brothers brought food, sleeping bags and tents, however due to weather brothers slept inside. This fellowship time was a great opportunity for brothers to relax away from Raleigh...
Saturday, December 1, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (497)/Comments (0)/
NC Pork Chop Shop

NC Pork Chop Shop

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

The North Carolina State Fair is a ten-day annual event running October 11th-21st and is located in Raleigh. The fair brings people from all over North Carolina to Raleigh, and provides many opportunities for our members to get involved in service to agriculture. Our main fundraising opportunity during the fair is through the North Carolina Pork Council. The Fundraising Committee began preparing for the fundraiser in September...
Friday, October 26, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (486)/Comments (0)/

UF Earth Day Service and Social 4/22/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter celebrated Earth Day by giving back to the community. Members cleaned up our adopted road with the help of some of our newest additions. The members that participated in the clean-up did not mind taking time out of their schedule, as the last 3 days of classes came closer and made graduation ever closer for some or the next year of school for others, to pick up the trash and get it off the street. The road clean-up was planned for the morning to avoid the heat of the day and to be completed when the Horticulture Departments Earth Day event started...
Saturday, October 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (699)/Comments (0)/
UF Initiation 4/17/12

UF Initiation 4/17/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter had the amazing opportunity to initiate its newest members into our chapter. The night was beautiful and matched our excitement and gratitude to the members, staff, and initiates that came out. The ceremony was a traditional set up allowing the initiates an inside into what we were founded on and what we strive towards as an organization. After the ceremony we joined in congratulating the newest members of our chapter with dinner where they sat with their sponsors, our advisors, and members...
Saturday, October 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (705)/Comments (0)/
Ag Day 9/21/12

Ag Day 9/21/12

Originally posted by Rebecca S. Terry

Every semester the Cornell chapter puts on Ag Day to celebrate and promote the world of agriculture. Farm equipment and animals are brought to the Ag quad where students can see the animals and machinery up close and ask questions. Students love petting the calves, goats and lambs. Agricultural clubs and organizations are invited to set up a display or create an activity for students to learn more about agriculture. Actives Carly Neumann and Ross Taylor enthusiastically advertised for the event by wearing pig and cow costumes all day...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (454)/Comments (0)/
UF NALC 3/29/12-3/31/12

UF NALC 3/29/12-3/31/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter was able to jetisend one member across the country as a representative for the annual NALC hosted by the Fresno State Chapter. Chapters from around the country were introduced to local agricultural ventures covering a variety of different fields. Members visited such places as almond processing plants, frozen food processors, and Sunmaid Raisins. The conference was a great way to meet people from other chapters and compare and contrast how each chapter operates. Members were able to meet with career representatives to make contacts leading potential careers. It was a great time and a great opportunity to connect with other members.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/
NC Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Madeline N. Dabolt

Throughout Agriculture Awareness Week, the Brotherhood offered many events to involve students and faculty in the celebration of agriculture. We decided this year to set up on Sunday to make sure everything was good to go on Monday. The animals were settled in and the tables were set up so that the clubs throughout the College of Ag and Life Sciences could set up when they arrived on Monday morning. That afternoon we held Ag Olympics. A few faculty members volunteered to compete in the competitions we had including a piece of pie eating contest...
Saturday, April 14, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (471)/Comments (0)/
Cook Chapter Dinner with NJAES Associate Director

Cook Chapter Dinner with NJAES Associate Director

Originally posted by Lisa K. Izzo

On February 21st, the Cook Chapter hosted a dinner with Jack Rabin, the Associate Director and Director of Farm Programs for the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station. Professor Rabin, who teaches a course on sustainable agriculture for Rutgers Students, talked to the 15 chapter members that attended about the history of land grant colleges, the agricultural experiment stations, and the cooperative extension service. Members also had a discussion with Professor Rabin about sustainability in farming in New Jersey and throughout the world. The dinner was informative and enjoyable for all who attended.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (381)/Comments (0)/
UF Hosts Drew Ratterman 2/7/12

UF Hosts Drew Ratterman 2/7/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter hosted Drew Ratterman of Dow AgroSciences and the AZ Foundation while he was in for a career expo sponsored by the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. After a long flight from Indianapolis, we took Mr. Ratterman to dinner at the Swamp Restaurant, a must-visit for anyone touring Gainesville. Members gathered for a discussion of Mr. Ratterman's involvement with Alpha Zeta as a former member of the Auburn Chapter as well as a tasty dinner...
Saturday, February 11, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (489)/Comments (0)/

Agricultural Seminars

Originally posted by Paola Luna

During October 4th 2011, AZ attended to seminars related to the loss of agricultural lands in Puerto Rico. The topics covered were the construction of windmills in fertile lands, Northern Natural Gas pipeline and the construction of roads in fertile lands. 

Monday, February 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (398)/Comments (0)/
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