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Cal Epsilon participates in San Francisco Farm Day

Cal Epsilon participates in San Francisco Farm Day

Originally posted by Sarah Thomas

On Thursday, October 20th, members of Alpha Zeta Cal Epsilon had the opportunity to take part in a California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom event, titled San Francisco Farm Day. Read more...
Monday, October 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (439)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter Hosts Semesterly Ag Day

Cornell Chapter Hosts Semesterly Ag Day

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

Every semester the Cornell Chapter hosts "Ag Day" on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Quad. Our event this semester was held on 10/14. While Cornell may be the land grant university in our state, sadly many students do not even know that Cornell still has agricultural departments. We hold this event to both educate the Cornell Community, as well as to raise money for Tompkins County 4-H. Our event this semester was run as it has been in the past, with a fistulated cow for cow bingo, food, tractors, sheep, and campus agricultural organizations and clubs...
Monday, October 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/
UF and FWC Alligator Outreach Service 10/3/11

UF and FWC Alligator Outreach Service 10/3/11

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta decided to take an evening to learn about our mascot, the alligator. Our service chair Jaclyn Irwin, interested in conservation biology, held a service event with Florida Fish and Wildlife to learn how to properly teach people of all ages proper care and information about them. Members attended the FWC Alligator Outreach Orientation to learn how to present information on the alligator ranging from the biology to the different laws surrounding the animal.  The members met up on campus to carpool over Florida Wildlife Service Research Office...
Monday, October 3, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (444)/Comments (0)/
AZ Well Represented at the Big E Lincoln Show

AZ Well Represented at the Big E Lincoln Show

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

This past weekend, AZ was well represented at the Lincoln Longwool show at The Big Exposition ("The Big E") in Springfield, Massachusetts. This fair is held for three weeks every September. Two actives from the Cornell Chapter went to show sheep this past weekend. Sister, Emmaline Long shows Lincoln Longwool sheep, a heritage wool breed and Chancellor Carly Neumann went to learn how to show. Several alumni who also show this breed were there showing including Richard Long, NC State, and Debbie Vanderwende, University of Delaware...
Monday, September 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (404)/Comments (0)/
UF Road Clean Up Service 9/19/11

UF Road Clean Up Service 9/19/11

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta cleaned up our adopted road trying to catch up from the summer. The members that participated in the clean-up did not mind taking time out of their schedule to put the trash back where it belongs and off the street, one member even found a game controller! The road clean-up was planned for an evening to avoid the heat of the day...
Monday, September 19, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (467)/Comments (0)/
UF Road Clean Up Service 9/8/11

UF Road Clean Up Service 9/8/11

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta cleaned up our adopted road. The members that participated in the clean-up did not mind taking time out of their schedule to put the trash back where it belongs and off the street. Usually the road clean-ups are on a weekend morning to avoid the heat of the day but our service chair, Jaclyn Irwin, planned an evening clean-up to help add variation to the times of our events. The members met up on campus to carpool over to the road. Planning involves picking up the supplies ahead of time and bringing it to our AZ road. The road clean-up is always a good excuse to get outside and help the community.
Saturday, September 10, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (458)/Comments (0)/
AG Day at Penn State

AG Day at Penn State

Originally posted by Shawn W. Beam

On April 20th 2011, the Penn State college of Agricultural Sciences hosted Ag day on campus. This year's theme was Ag literacy. Our chapter along with other Ag clubs and Fraternities set up booths that related to this theme. Our booth was a comparison between Organic and Conventional farming. It displayed facts and myths about both farming practices and had edible samples of each. We then asked our visitors if they could "taste the difference”. The catch was we hid the answer of what each sample was. We received a variety of comments about our booth (and food samples) ranging from, "I didn't know organic farming used pesticides” to "I can taste the MSG in this apple”. All and all it was a successful day and a great way for Alpha Zeta to help educate those who don't know as much as they should about food supply...
Thursday, May 12, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/

Swing-a-Thon

Originally posted by Madeline N. Dabolt

On April 12th, twenty of our brothers participated in Sigma Alpha sorority's annual Swing-a-Thon.  This event took place all day on the brickyard.  The participants payed $10 to swing for ten minutes.  The money that was raised by many of the organizations at NCSU and students went to NC Farm Bureau's Ag in the classroom.  The money raised is used to give mini-grants to K-8th grade teachers to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum.  Overall, the event was a big success and a great opportunity for the students to support agriculture and the future of our society.
Thursday, April 28, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (432)/Comments (0)/
Davis Senior Event 4/9/11

Davis Senior Event 4/9/11

Originally posted by Hannah L. Smith

Eight members of the Cal Gamma chapter spent their Saturday at a local retirement community teaching seniors to make ice cream, cheese, and butter. Between cooking demonstrations, we presented posters on dairy cattle breeds and milk composition. Most of our afternoon was spent chatting with the seniors and sharing our love for dairy products!
Monday, April 11, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (466)/Comments (0)/
UF at NALC & Conclave 3-31--4-02-11

UF at NALC & Conclave 3-31--4-02-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The UF chapter of AZ was represented at this year's Alpha Zeta national conference by our student advisor, fundraising chair, national service project chair, scribe, chronicler, chancellor, social chair, and treasurer. Our chronicler, Claire Page, won the Centennial Scholarship and Chronicler of the Year. Charlie Doyle won Treasurer of the Year. Rikki Schwarz won Member of the Year. She was the lead director for the National Service Project hosted by the University of Florida that took place nearby in Orlando, FL. As a whole, the Florida Chapter won Service to Community and New Member Development! Even though a handful of the members could go to St. Louis, the Florida chapter is greatly supported by all our members, and we are proud of our accomplishments. The yearly national conference is a fantastic way to meet and make friendships with AZ chapters from around the country. Every year our chapter greatly looks forward to going to/hearing about the activities of the conference and meeting new and old friends.
Friday, April 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (462)/Comments (0)/
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