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Kevin Eblen

THE PASSING OF KEVIN EBLENDec. 19, 2012Source: Monsanto blog This fall, many were shocked to hear of the passing of Kevin Eblen, 46. Eblen's sudden passing came as a surprise to friends, family and others in the industry who remember him for his zest for life. Eblen was a self-described "Iowa farm kid," proud of his hometown of Creston. He rose through the ranks of FFA in high school earning his American FFA degree at the 59th National FFA Convention, where he was Iowa's candidate for Star ...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (809)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Make It Safely Past Black Ice

Find out how black ice forms and how to recognize it for a safer driveBrought to you by Nationwide Insurance®Call it the invisible menace. Black ice hides in shadowy seclusion, in the worst travel conditions, waiting to do damage to motorists."The term, ‘black ice,’ is a misnomer,” says Dennis Madden, CEO of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association. "It’s actually just a patch of smooth, clear ice. Because it’s clear, all you see is the roadway below. In fact, the only real ...
Thursday, November 15, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (800)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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5 Car Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore Brought to you by Nationwide Insurance® When it comes to car clunks and bangs, ignorance isn’t bliss.Here's a multiple choice question. What do you do when you hear a funny noise from your vehicle? A. Ignore itB. Convince yourself that it's coming from the car next to youC. Turn up your stereo so you can't hear itD. None of the above The answer should be D. When your ride is making odd sounds—whether they're squeals, scrapes, pings or pows—it's telling you ...
Monday, October 29, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1355)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Drive Safely After Dark

Drive Safely After DarkDo you hate driving at night? You’re hardly alone. In fact, 7 out of 10 drivers in the U.S. fear evening driving because of the lack of visibility, according to an industry study. Nearly 40 percent of those surveyed are worried about hitting a person or an animal, and one-quarter are concerned about not seeing road markings. With this in mind, consider these preventive measures to help you make it safely down the road. Prep for Success Before you head ...
Thursday, September 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (918)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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What does being an agriculture student mean to you?

Cassandra LannenCassandra is a senior in animal science from Glasgow and is a member of Alpha Zeta and Circle K. I chose to attend MSU's College of Agriculture because it is one of the best schools in Montana. I also had a tuition waiver for any in-state college. MSU's pre-vet program is a great preparation for vet school. I received the Harry Cockrum Memorial Scholarship, the Frank R. Beckley Scholarship, the Thomas D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship, and the Christy Foundation ...
Monday, August 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (996)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Foundation Past President, Larry Groce, Named Global Industries VP

Global Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Larry L. Groce has been appointed Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Accounts. According to Doug Fargo, President and CFO for Global Industries, "We are pleased that Larry has accepted this position, and look forward to having him on our sales and marketing team. Larry brings more than thirty years of experience in sales, marketing and business development, in both the domestic and international markets. ...
Monday, August 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (624)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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9 Tips for Long Drives

If you’re taking a long road trip, you need to plan in advance. And we’re not just talking about packing. "Highway hypnosis” is quite common when travelers haven’t prepared for the endurance demands of an extended haul. In fact, more than 60 percent of drivers say they’ve gotten behind the wheel while drowsy, according to a survey by mattress retailer Sleepy’s. With that statistic in mind, you should take steps to prepare for long drives before you get behind the wheel—and to stay ...
Monday, July 23, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1003)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Montana Names 2012 Keith Scholars

Congratulations to Montana members Jamie Inglis and Cassandra Lannen for being named the 2012 Keith Memorial Scholarship recipients. The Keith Memorial Scholarship Fund, established by Dr. James and Florance Keith, provides scholarships for exceptional members of the Montana Chapter of Alpha Zeta at Montana State University. Jamie Inglis, 22, grew up in the city of Central Point, Oregon where she graduated from Crater High School as Salutatorian with a 4.02 GPA. In fall 2009, ...
Friday, June 8, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (744)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tony Meyer Selected for Vita Plus Marketing Services Internship

Tony Meyer (Wisc. Gamma) has been named to the Vita Plus Marketing Services Internship based in Madison. Meyer will be a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, majoring in agricultural marketing communications. During his summer internship, Meyer will create a number of different communication pieces and marketing materials.Meyer grew up near Unity on his family's registered Holstein dairy operation. He was an active member of Maplewood Badgers 4-H and Colby FFA. He ...
Monday, June 4, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (962)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Haley Baumgardner Named OSU Outstanding Senior

Haley Baumgardner, of Carrier, has been named 2011-12 Paul and Mary Hummer Outstanding Graduating Senior in Oklahoma State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).Haley, the daughter of Troy and Sheri Baumgardner, also was named a 2012 Dean Lecrone Award recipient.Baumgardner was recognized during banquet ceremonies in which CASNR presented $293,450 in scholarships and awards, part of more than $1 million presented to OSU students this spring by CASNR and ...
Monday, April 30, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1032)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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