Chapter Activity Reports

NC Takes a Tour of the Unique Ninja Cow Farm

NC Takes a Tour of the Unique Ninja Cow Farm

This past Saturday the North Carolina Chapter was able to take a farm tour at Ninja Cow Farm and learn about sustainable beef and pork production through the use of alternative agricultural practices.

This past weekend the North Carolina chapter enjoyed taking a farm tour at Ninja Cow Farm, a local family owned farm in Raleigh, NC. According to the farm owner this farm is the closest large animal farm to downtown Raleigh. On the tour, we got to learn about some different alternative agricultural practices. The farm claims they’re unique because they don’t use commercial feed for their animals and instead takes the produce that the State Farmers Market used to throw away and uses that to help feed their array of animals. The many animals they have on the farm include free-range pigs that are not confined and raised in the woods; Hereford-Angus cross beef cattle; some Holstein dairy cattle; and a few chickens. The farm’s goal is to produce beef and pork in a sustainable manner by feeding recycled produce from the Farmers Market. They even have an on-site store that also serves as a hub for other local farms to sale their products. At then end of the tour we got to sample and purchase some of the locally produced products in addition to getting to feed some of the cows. We were able to enjoy each other’s company and learn about some alternative agricultural practices that we otherwise might never have learned about in class.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2644)/Comments (0)/

Agricultural Fact of the Week

Ruellia simplex, a mexican petunia, is invading Praynes Prairie

Ruellia simplex, a Mexican petunia , invasive plant species was invading Praynes Prairie Preserve State Park. A study was conducted to see the effects of herbicides on future invasive species growth and native species growth. 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2981)/Comments (0)/

Swine Unit Tour

The Florida Chapter takes a trip to local wine unit.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2878)/Comments (0)/

Swine unit tour

 The Florida Chapter takes a trip to the university swine unit.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2541)/Comments (0)/

Swine unit tour

 The Florida Chapter takes a trip to the university swine unit.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2601)/Comments (0)/
PR Chapter: Welcoming Our New Candidates

PR Chapter: Welcoming Our New Candidates

The Puerto Rico Chapter Welcomes our new candidates for the 2017 initiation. 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3015)/Comments (0)/
Honor Student Recognition

Honor Student Recognition

Maintaining Academic Excellence

Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2767)/Comments (0)/
Recruiting Student to Agricultural Science

Recruiting Student to Agricultural Science

Puerto Rico Chapter

University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez Campus Open House. The member of the Puerto Rico Chapter oriented high school student about agricultural science. 
Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2852)/Comments (0)/
Collecting Donations: Hurricane Matthew Victims

Collecting Donations: Hurricane Matthew Victims

Puerto Rico Chapter

The Puerto Rico Chapter collected articles like food, clothes, and water for Hurricane Matthew Victims. 
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2690)/Comments (0)/
NC Chapter goes to CORRAL Riding Academy

NC Chapter goes to CORRAL Riding Academy

The NC Chapter got to enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning taking a tour of CORRAL Riding Academy and learn about the wonderful work they do there for local young women.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2642)/Comments (0)/
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