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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 (575)/Comments (0)/

UF Road Clean Up Service 4-07-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The UF chapter of AZ adopted a road a few years ago. Requirements to keep this road include at least six clean-ups per year. Since we do not hold events over the summer this comes to three road clean ups per semester. Nine members attended this clean up. This is a really great way to not only socialize together outdoors but help the environment and community by making sure all the trash is picked up and out of harm's way!
Friday, April 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (535)/Comments (0)/

NALC

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

As a chapter we took 22 brothers to the National Agriculture Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.  When we arrived on Thursday we had registration during the day to receive our items for the conference, followed by a welcome reception that night.  During the welcome reception we had dinner, icebreakers, banner contest, and an overview of the scheduled plans for the conference.  On Friday, we started off with an internship/career fair where students got to talk with different companies about available jobs and internships.  Later, we broke out into our different agriculture tours which included animal science, plant science, and slow urban food.  Friday night we went to the city museum where we also had dinner.  On Saturday, there were breakout sessions all day until 4:15 and we concluded the night with the banquet.  At the banquet we had dinner, a guest speaker, and awards were presented.  The North Carolina Chapter came home with Chancellor, Censor, and Scribe of the year.  We also won the banner contest against the other chapters.  Altogether, we had a very successful trip and many great memories were made.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (501)/Comments (0)/
Garden Remodeling

Garden Remodeling

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On March 26th, Alpha Zeta with another organization known as AEHORT, Horticulture Student Association of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, and teachers participated in an activity which consisted of remodeling the interior garden of the library of the university. We did it with the purpose to carry the message to the community of the university on the importance of preserving green areas, because besides providing a beautiful landscape, it also provides good health for humans. Several species of plants were planted, among them were the orchids.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (621)/Comments (0)/
Puerto Rico Trip

Puerto Rico Trip

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

For the last three years, the Puerto Rico Chapter of Alpha Zeta has hosted about a dozen students from across the country to participate in agricultural tours, service projects and leadership training. In those three years however, there has not been a Brother from the North Carolina Chapter participate. Lindsay M. Pitts (Fall ’09, Censor) was the first Brother of our to attend the event and from her experience, it will not be our last. The four-day event was held  Thursday,  January 20 – Sunday, January 23, 2011.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/
AZ Hydroponic System 2 (Puerto Rico chapter)

AZ Hydroponic System 2 (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico chapter decided to install a second hydroponic system in the Alzamora’s University Farm. The purpose of the project is to provide to the professors of the Crop and Agro-Enviromental Sciences a resource for the education. The Puerto Rico chapter also donates the coriander seedlings for the project. This system will be used in the plant nutrition, food production, and plant physiology courses Gustavo Rodriguez (Alpha Zeta member) with the help of other active members will be in charge of the management and care of the system.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (888)/Comments (0)/
Agriculture Awareness Week

Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

http://www.wral.com/wral-tv/video/9309626/#/vid9309626
Throughout Agricultural Awareness week, Alpha Zeta puts on numerous events to involve people in a celebration of agriculture.  On Monday we planned  Agriculture Olympics with CALs faculty.  This event included seed spitting; a tractor race and an egg toss among the participants. Collegiate 4H sponsored a lunch of pizza.  On Tuesday, we had an Alumni breakfast for faculty from 7:30-11. During this time the faculties were invited to eat and socialize with the officers and brothers in Alpha Zeta.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (666)/Comments (0)/
UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Habitat for Humanity's annual campus race! The route circles some of the busiest parts of campus, passing by the O'Connell Center, the Swamp, Turlington Plaza, and the Reitz Union. Planning involved our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, making sure those that wanted to walk/run were registered, paid, and knew where to meet on campus. Our nine members that participated benefited by getting good exercise, socializing, and helping to support Alachua Habitat for Humanity who's goal is to provide safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Sunday, March 27, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (703)/Comments (0)/
UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

This is our third year planning a Family Day. Our social chair, who is Dalal Hares this year, plans it every spring semester. This year we met for brunch outside in a courtyard among our Entomoloy buildings before heading out to Single Vision, a non-profit endangered species educational facility located in Melrose, FL. Single Vision aims to prevent tigers from becoming extinct from poaching and habitat destruction. Next was a visit to the Butterfly Rainforest, which is a part of UF's  Florida Museum of Natural History. It includes a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with waterfalls, a walking trail, tropical plants and hundreds of live butterflies. Families got a break for lunch and some rest before dinner at a local restaurant with Dr. George Burgess as a speaker. Dr. Burgess is a part of UF's Ichthyology department and a national expert on sharks appearing on countless news programs and the Discovery Channel.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (593)/Comments (0)/
River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico Chapter is concern about the environment. Member of the Puerto Rico chapter and friends from the community decided to clean the Culebrinas River using Kayaks !!! We pick up waste from the river and at the same we share as brothers. This activity was made to educate the community about the importance of preserving our natural resources.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (906)/Comments (0)/
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