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.
Local Farmers Elected To State Commodity Committees
Autauga County’s Bill Lipscomb was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Beef Committee at the 2018 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Federation Beef Division Director Nate Jaeger and Lipscomb.
Autauga County’s Mike Parmer was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Wildlife Committee at the 2018 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 7. From left are Federation Wildlife Division Director William Green and Parmer.
Autauga County's Ellis Gains Valuable Experience Through State Young Farmers, A.L.F.A. Leaders
Taber Ellis, standing, joined other State Young Farmers Committee members as they stepped off the farm and into the Alabama State House during meetings with legislators in Montgomery Jan. 23.
Ellis, third from right, is also a member of A.L.F.A. Leaders Class IV. The 17 members were invited to attend the Feb. 12 meeting of FarmPAC, the political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, where they heard from numerous statewide candidates speak about their platforms.