Talkin' Up Ag During The Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun County Farmers Federation shared the story of agriculture through the Grocery Giveaway at Fallfest 2017 in McLellan Sept. 16.
Left photo: Linda Loveless of the Women's Committee hared the news that everything consumers spend at the grocery store is not for food, but for packaging and services, too. Right, top photo: Linda Loveless & Linda Findley of the Women's Committee dispalyed their commodity and ag wheel to share information concerning Alabama's 17 commodities. Prizes were related to agriculture. Right, bottom photo: Young Farmers manned the Ag in Action trailer attraction during the fair.
Calhoun County Farmers Federation Awards $1,000 Scholarships To Four Local Students
Four Calhoun County college students were recognized as scholarship recipients during the Calhoun County Farmers Federation annual meeting Aug. 10 at the organization's building in Jacksonville. Each received $1,000 to further their education. Rachel Hollingsworth is a White Plains High School graduate studying pre-veterinary medicine at Auburn University (AU). Tyler Lusk of Piedmont is a junior at AU, also studying pre-veterinary medicine. Austin and Colby Smith of Alexandria are both studying diesel technology at Gadsden State Community College.
Calhoun County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Korie Burgess was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Burgess studies pre-agriscience education.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Calhoun County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Burgess and Federation Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner.
Federation President Stops In Jacksonville To Visit Calhoun, Cherokee County Farmers
Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell met with farmers from Calhoun and Cherokee counties, including the county Farmers Federations, Women's Leadership Committees and Young Farmers. The March 30 meeting included a meal and a talk given by Parnell at the Calhoun County Farmers Federation building in Jacksonville.
Top left photo: From left are Federation Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner, Cherokee County Farmers Federation President John Bert East, Parnell, Calhoun County Farmers Federation President Wendell Wilson, Federation District 3 Director Phillip Thompson of Jackson County and Federation District 6 Director Dell Hill of Talladega County.
Calhoun County Women's Leadership Committee Hosts Awards Program
Matthew Durdin, Federation State Senate Legislative Programs Director, was in Calhoun County tonight at the monthly meeting for the Directors, Women's Leadership Committee & Young Farmers Committee giving an update for the upcoming legislative session.
This meeting was part of the awards program for the Women's Leadership Committee. Durdin is pictured with members of the committee.
Ohatchee High School FCCLA Wins $200
The Ohatchee High School (OHS) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently received $200 from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF).
FCCLA adviser Hollie Patterson and her students earned entries in an AFAF drawing by selling the Farming Feeds Alabama cookbook in a special fundraiser sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Calhoun County Farmers Federation secretary Linda Findley and county Women’s Leadership Committee member Doris Prickett presented the check to Patterson and FCCLA officers Jan. 10. The money may be used for the FCCLA club or the Family and Consumer Sciences Department.
The AFAF drawing also included $500 and $300 awards, which went to Glencoe High School FCCLA and Cleveland High School FCCLA, respectively. Twenty-four schools across the state earned entries into the drawing by participating in cookbook fundraiser.
From left are Calhoun County Farmers Federation secretary Linda Findley; county Women’s Leadership Committee member Doris Prickett; Ohatchee High School (OHS) FCCLA adviser Hollie Patterson; and OHS FCCLA Publicity Chair Morgan Boling, President Tasha Gaudreau, Secretary Shey Clements, and Historian Josh Magourik.