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Veterinary and Agricultural Leaders United for Engagement and Sustainability
Vet Tech Club and Collegiate Agricultural Leaders Club (CAL Club)
We seek to engage and educate the community in areas of agriculture and veterinary science that impact our mental, physical, and economic well-being, our quality of life, and the vitality and vibrancy of our communities.
Our vision is that the communities and audience we touch would recognize the value that animal companionship and plant and animal agriculture add to the community – not just in a historical perspective, but in a way that looks to the exciting potential of incorporating new and innovative ways of practicing sustainable agriculture in our daily lives and work routines.
The Vet Tech Club and CAL Club hope to educate students about the history of agriculture at Alfred State and the exciting impact that new agricultural technologies will have on our lives in the future. They promote activities such as a petting zoo, Ag Day, and activities in the community garden and in the campus greenhouse.
This leadership suite will promote responsible pet ownership and humane animal care in Allegany County. The club will help to advertise and place unwanted pets in new homes. Shelters are in constant need of volunteers, material gifts (dog and cat food, cat litter), and financial gifts to support their mission. These clubs hope that the leadership suite might be an innovative way for students to develop novel ideas to support these shelters.
The leadership suite will publicize and promote the work that Alfred State students have done in Haiti. This work involves both human and animal health in third world conditions as well as our moral and physical response to catastrophic natural disaster in an impoverished country (view photos). The January 2010 earthquake devastated the central portion of Haiti and it will take many years to rebuild the infrastructure needed to support the Haitian population.
For more information email ASCValues@alfredstate.edu .