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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 (568)/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 (674)/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 (739)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cook Chapter at Rutgers University

The Alpha Zeta Cook Chapter at Rutgers University is truly a brotherhood. With 66 active members and over 250 alumni, they have a very wide variety of individuals in the chapter and each one brings something unique to the brotherhood. Brothers come together to support one another whether it be on an upcoming exam or a little extra labor on someone’s farm, the Cook Chapter stands together to see their brothers succeed. The Cook chapter plans each event to make sure members will have a good ...
Monday, April 9, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (661)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wilson Chapter at Iowa State University

Iowa State has deep agricultural roots. In November of 1905, Iowa State founded the Wilson Chapter of Alpha Zeta. The chapter received the name from the first Professor of Agriculture and the First Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Iowa Agricultural College, James ‘Tama Jim’ Wilson.Today the chapter has about 60 active members, but has struggled in recent years to become an active fraternity. Because their College of Agriculture also houses the Biological sciences, the ...
Friday, February 3, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (827)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Alumni Named AgChat Foundation's First Executive Director

Emily Zweber (South Dakota, '02) will become the AgChat Foundation's first executive director. The nonprofit AgChat Foundation (ACF) educates and equips farmers with the skills needed to effectively tell their story on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media services.Zweber, an organic dairy farmer from Elko, Minn., known to many as @ezweber on Twitter, will focus on furthering ACF's mission of connecting farmers to diverse audiences via social media platforms. She ...
Friday, December 16, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (480)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Centennial Honor Roll Member to Retire

Jim Thrift, Vice President of Regulatory Policy & Corporate Relations at Agricultural Retailers Association, officially retires at the end of this calendar year.Thrift has dedicated 40 years of service to the agriculture industry.The individuals who entertained the crowd at Thrift's retirement 'Roast & Toast' celebration included Karen Soule, a past coworker from American Cyanamid; Bryan Gentsch with Association Strategies; Scott Rawlins with Wilbur-Ellis, and Bill Rowland with BASF.During ...
Friday, December 16, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cal Epsilon Chapter at CSU-Fresno

After becoming re-chartered in 2005, the Cal Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Zeta got a fresh start and began to focus on their members needs. Six years later, the chapter has more than 50 active and alumni members.Throughout the recent years, Cal Epsilon has tuned in to what their members really seek from their involvement with Alpha Zeta. Brad Miranda, Cal Epsilon's Chancellor, says their high member involvement is due to getting members input on everything. "The more suggestions you have to help ...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (691)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gene Frank Boyd

Gene Frank Boyd, 74, of Warr Acres, Oklahoma, formerly of Ardmore and Tishomingo, passed away in Oklahoma City on November 1, 2011, after a lengthy illness.  A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ardmore, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Baggett officiating. Mr. Boyd was born October 9, 1937, in Lubbock, Texas, to Wayne and LaVey Lamb Boyd. The Boyd family made their home in Plainview, Texas, where Gene graduated from ...
Monday, November 7, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (509)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Richard H. Merritt

Dr. Richard H. Merritt, 78, of Bridgewater, N.J., passed away Oct. 31, 2011, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.  Dr. Merritt leaves behind his wife, Bonnie McCay Merritt; sister, Joan Spielman; daughters, Lori Merritt, Jeanne Hertrich, and Caroline Benard; sons, Richard William and James Howard Merritt, and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, those interested in making a donation may contribute to a memorial fund to benefit undergraduate ...
Monday, November 7, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (523)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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