April 13, 14: Lawn mower tune-up

April 10, 2012 under Events

For those looking to save a little money on lawn care in these tight financial times, the University of Delaware’s Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for agriculture, the Society of Automotive Engineers Club and the Engineering Technology Club are once again offering a push lawn mower tune-up service on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, rain or shine.

The tune-up — provided by trained students and alumni members of the clubs — includes an oil change, spark plug replacement, air filter check and cleaning, blade sharpening and power washing. Service performed is tune-up only; no repairs or riding mowers are accepted.

The cost of the tune-up is $38. Payment in the form of cash or check may be made at drop off.

Drop off times are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Customers can pick up their mowers on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. for the first 300 mowers taken on Friday, or on Sunday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remaining mowers.

All mowers must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Sunday. Any mowers not picked up by Sunday will be charged a storage fee.

Lawn mowers — no riding mowers will be accepted — may be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot behind Worrilow and Townsend halls on UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus at 531 S. College Ave., just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena. Look for signs for the tune-up.

For more information, contact Tim Schofield of Alpha Gamma Rho at tschof@udel.edu or 610-883-0531.

Originally posted on UDaily March 19, 2012

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Agricultural issues forum to consider issues, challenges in food marketing

March 19, 2012 under CANR News

An agricultural issues forum titled “Farm to Table: Issues and Challenges in Food Marketing” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Multipurpose Rooms A/B of the Trabant University Center.

The forum is being hosted by Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity, the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), and is the fraternity’s second agricultural issues forum. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

“We chose this topic for our second forum because we saw a need to discuss the growing need for food on this planet, and the challenges associated with marketing it effectively in order to successfully meet demand and quality nutrition,” says Craig Parker, president of Alpha Gamma Rho.

UD students, faculty and other community members are invited to attend.

Panelists for the program include:

  • Curt Fifer, Fifer Orchards, Wyoming, Del.;
  • Haile Johnston, co-founder and director, Philadelphia Common Market;
  • Ed Kee, cabinet secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Dover, and a CANR alumnus and former UD employee; and
  • Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO, Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del.

For more information, email AGR brother Shaw Civitarese at shaw@udel.edu.

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