Chapter Activity Report Blog

Tuesday, October 19, 2021/Author: Dennis Cannon/Number of views (15)/Comments (0)/
Wednesday, October 13, 2021/Author: Dennis Cannon/Number of views (206)/Comments (0)/
Wednesday, October 13, 2021/Author: Dennis Cannon/Number of views (182)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Chapter Hosts the 42nd Annual Agriculture Awareness Week

North Carolina Chapter Hosts the 42nd Annual Agriculture Awareness Week

The 42nd annual Agriculture Awareness Week sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta was a success! With COVID restrictions from the University making things look much different this year, the Brotherhood made the most of the week and were able to raise $1600 (more than double of what we have raised to donate in previous years) for Feed the Pack Food Pantry at NC State University. 

Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1748)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Chapter Hears from Elanco Animal Health Professionals

North Carolina Chapter Hears from Elanco Animal Health Professionals

On Wednesday, April 14th, Active Brothers in the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta joined a panel of Elanco Animal Health representatives to learn more about the Elanco company, the animal health industry, and opportunities in the industry.

Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1587)/Comments (0)/
NC Chapter: Farm Tour of Pitt County Peanut Farm

NC Chapter: Farm Tour of Pitt County Peanut Farm

Seven Brothers of the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta tuned in via Zoom for a farm tour of Brother Farmer’s family farms peanut operation in Pitt County on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Brother Farmer’s family farm has grown peanuts for over 50 years in North Carolina. In addition, they grow corn, soybean and cotton (with cover crops in the winter). Brother Farmer showed us the basics of peanut farming operations: explaining to us what the peanut combine does, showing us the importance of the vine lifters and answering questions about common pest and disease problems the farm aims to mitigate. COVID-19 causing NC State students to be sent back home, Brother Farmer has been more involved than ever in the farms operations- but he’s used to that, telling us that he drove a tractor by himself at the old age of nine years old. Thank you to Brother Farmer for this unique (and well presented) tour of your family’s farm. We hope one day to get out there to Pitt County in person but nevertheless this was still a fantastic opportunity for the Brotherhood. Lastly, thank you to Brother Barber who has done a great job this semester of finding ingenious ways to provide the Brotherhood with meaningful and educational farm tours.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1272)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina: Westover Mills Virtual Farm Tour

North Carolina: Westover Mills Virtual Farm Tour

October 26th, 2020, eight members of the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta tuned into a live virtual tour of the Westover Mill. Located in Maryland, this feed mill is operated by Mountaire farms. Members heard from John Stainbrook about the ins and outs of the Mill. He went over over how the pellets are made and what his roles are within the Westover Mill. Brother Davis recently landed a job with Mountaire farms as a management trainee and offered to host this exclusive tour for the Brotherhood. Thank you to Brother Davis, Mr. Stainbrook and Brother Barber for giving us the opportunity to learn about this facet of agriculture.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1389)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina: Blackland Farm Managers Virtual Tour

North Carolina: Blackland Farm Managers Virtual Tour

On October 20th, 2020, members of the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta tuned into the Virtual Blackland Farm Managers Tour posted on Youtube by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension. Brothers watched a series of pre-recorded videos with topics ranging from Foliar Fertilizers to Soybean Fungicidal Seed Treatments. Thank you to alumni, Brother Kaitlyn Moody Milstein for bringing this opportunity to our attention and thank you to Brother Barber for organizing the event for the Brotherhood. Once again, North Carolina Cooperative Extension continues to provide excellent educational material for the public.

If anyone is interested, here is the link to the Beaufort County Extension’s youtube channel where we accessed the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8eojykmCX0&list=PLlmI2LdCTo8yP0eWDpUmVZe5gMkkoPzDt
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1013)/Comments (0)/
Trivia with Commissioner Steve Troxler : Brothers Test Agriculture Knowledge

Trivia with Commissioner Steve Troxler : Brothers Test Agriculture Knowledge

On October 13th, 2020, active members and distinguished alumni of the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta participated in a virtual trivia with the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler. As a part of his re-election campaign, Troxler engaged with the community by answering questions and offering insight on some of the biggest areas of North Carolina Agriculture. Did you know that North Carolina is ranked #1 in production of both Tobacco and Sweet Potatoes? Thank you to Brother Davis for inviting the Brotherhood to this event.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (963)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Chapter Farm Tour to Muscadine Grape Farm

North Carolina Chapter Farm Tour to Muscadine Grape Farm

On September 19th, 2020, thirteen Active Brothers and an Alumni from the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta traveled (or tuned in via Zoom) to Bladen County for a farm tour of the Barber Family Farm. The Barber Farm (90 acres) is a contract grower to the Duplin Winery. They grow two different varieties of Muscadine grapes, Carlos and Dorine. Brothers got the opportunity to watch the grapes being harvested in season by a grape combine harvester. One box (pictured) holds about 1,500 pounds of grapes. One 18-wheeler truck load of 38 boxes of grapes can weigh 28 to 30 tons. Thank you to Brother Barber, Sonya, George and Luke for letting us visit and giving us such a wonderful and interesting tour!

Monday, September 21, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (1272)/Comments (0)/
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