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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 (147)/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 (150)/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 (146)/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 (458)/Comments (0)/
Small Grains Extension Farm Tour- North Carolina Chapter

Small Grains Extension Farm Tour- North Carolina Chapter

On Thursday April 23rd, several members of the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta attended a pre-recorded virtual field day of NC Small Grains via Zoom. This research station managed by North Carolina State University is located in Salisbury, North Carolina. In our virtual tour, we learned about weed control, fungicides, malting barley and much more. A big thank you goes out to our alumni, Kaitlyn Milstein, who not only brought this experience to our attention but was generous enough to join our Zoom call and answer a few questions about the tour and gave us guidance in our discussion. Additionally, thank you to NC State Extension for providing this wonderful educational resource for students like us.  

If anyone is interested, here is a link to Small Grains Extension’s youtube channel where we accessed the videos: 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFEZmHj55mFJHZHo2o71IKIwWti2grtCM  

Tuesday, June 9, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (452)/Comments (0)/
Farm Bureau LOVE sign event

Farm Bureau LOVE sign event

Virginia Chapter

This past winter, our members created a beautiful LOVE sign for our organization and competed to win against other clubs from the college. Pictured is some of our amAZing volunteers for the day with their decorated sign during the tailgate event with Farm Bureau.

Friday, May 1, 2020/Author: Lauren Myers/Number of views (431)/Comments (0)/
Tuesday, November 19, 2019/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (412)/Comments (0)/
Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (424)/Comments (0)/
Class 20 of Townshend Chapter in Brazil

Class 20 of Townshend Chapter in Brazil

From January to February of 2019, Class 20 of the Townshend chapter traveled to Brazil to study agriculture, engage in the culture, and provide service to the community.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (916)/Comments (0)/
Cal Epsilon at Zoo Ag Day

Cal Epsilon at Zoo Ag Day

Zoo Ag Day went off without a hitch!

Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (544)/Comments (0)/
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