The Farm is the conclusion of New Member Education
Week. The candidates worked together in
a chaotic situation to obtain the rest of the required signatures. This semester, Frank Scott and his family
invited us to hold the event at his farm.
The evening began with a home cooked dinner of pork tenderloin, beans,
potatoes, green beans, and dessert.
After, we played “Ag-Olympics,” which included games of tug-of-war,
dizzy bat, an egg toss, and a three legged race. These games allow the Alphas and Zetas to
compete against each other and have fun at the same time. Our “branding ceremony” followed, where the
candidates branded a block of wood with the AZ Brand around a campfire. Next, they answered questions asked by the
Officers and attempted to obtain the rest of their signatures, while working
together to accomplish this. After a
certain amount of time passed, we all went back to campus and the 5 remaining
candidates finally became Brothers! Each
new brother was given a gift, and we took family pictures at the end of the
night. Farm night is the most chaotic
night of the week, but it starts a new chapter in the life of the candidates.