U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, met with constituents during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s biennial Washington Legislative Conference in the nation’s capital March 5-7. During breakfast meetings, farmers and their congressman discussed issues of local and national relevance. Roby is pictured with Autauga County Farmers Federation members Jackson and Wesley Hornady and Bill Lipscomb.
Abney Re-Elected To State Meat Goat & Sheep Committee
Autauga County’s Sam Abney was re-elected to a three-year term on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Meat Goat & Sheep Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Meat Goat & Sheep Committee Chair Melissa Palmer and Abney.
Outgoing, New Autauga County Farmers Federation Presidents Recognized
New Autauga County Farmers Federation President Van Smith and outgoing President Andy Wendland were recognized during the Presidents Luncheon at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th Annual Meeting Dec. 3 in Montgomery. Wendland, center, received a plaque for his 12 years of service, and Smith, right, received a pin to commemorate his election. The two are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Autauga County Student Studying Agriculture Earns College Scholarship
Auburn University student Daniel Carter of Autauga County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Autauga County Farmers Federation. He was recognized at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn Sept. 20. Carter, who is from Prattville, is a sophomore studying crop and soil science. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Carter and Federation District 9 Director Bill Cook.
Ellis Graduates From A.L.F.A. Leaders Program
Taber Ellis of Billingsley in Autauga County graduated from the two-year Agricultural Leaders For Alabama (A.L.F.A. Leaders) program in Montgomery Aug. 2. The 17-member A.L.F.A. Leaders Class IV was recognized at the 46th Commodity Producers Conference hosted by the Alabama Farmers Federation, which sponsors the program. Members attended six institutes from Montgomery to Washington, D.C., to Spain during A.L.F.A. Leaders, which stressed personal development, communication, political involvement and an in-depth understanding of the Federation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Ellis, who is a farm services representative for Alfa Insurance.