Chambers County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Zachary Slay was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Slay studies forestry.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Chambers County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Slay, Chambers County Farmers Federation President Phil Slay, State Board Member Joe Lambrecht and Federation Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat.
Members of various county Farmers Federations toured Children's of Alabama Aug. 5 during the Alabama Farmers Federation's annual Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham. Children's, the chosen philanthropy project for the event, received a check for $120,000, which included donations from county Farmers Federations.
Chambers County Farmers Federation Members Show They Care With Donation To Children's of Alabama
No one wants to see their child laying in a hospital bed. When this unfortunate circumstance becomes a reality, many Chambers County residents choose Children's of Alabama in Birmingham.
To show support and care for children and families who find themselves at the country's third-largest pediatric hospital, the Chambers County Farmers Federation donated $1,000 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 1,291 medical visits by pediatric patients from Chambers County. In total last year, there were 676,484 patient visits to the hospital's clinics with 15,784 patient admissions.
The fundraising effort was part of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Commodity Producers Conference, which took place in Birmingham Aug. 3-5. Donations were collected from county Federations across the state, from Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance employees and during the Alabama Farm Expo Aug. 5. At the closing banquet, the Federation presented Children’s of Alabama with a check for $120,000.
Children's of Alabama is the state's only free-standing pediatric hospital. It includes the pediatric teaching hospital for the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the state's only pediatric kidney dialysis program, one of the Southeast's largest burn units and one of the nation's only pediatric rheumatology programs.
Chambers County Educator Attends Alabama Ag In The Classroom Summer Institute
Kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers and other educators from around the state learned more about Alabama's largest industry while attending the Alabama Agriculture In The Classroom Summer Institute. Held in Tuscaloosa May 31-June 2, the institute included farm tours, workshops, seminars and a farmer discussion panel. From left are Chambers Academy’s Amanda Norris and Hale County catfish farmer Wallace Drury.
Chambers County Makes Lasting Difference With Annual Special Needs Rodeo
About 400 students from special needs facilities and schools in Chambers, Lee, and Tallapoosa counties attended the third annual Chambers County Sheriff's Office Special Needs Rodeo. Folks enjoyed a day filled with rodeo events, games and a petting zoo. The petting zoo was hosted by the Chambers County Farmers Federation with help from the Young Farmers Committee.
Top right photo, from left are Chambers County Young Farmers Chairman Kyle Jackson, Alabama Farmers Federation Area 7 Organization Director Preston Roberts, Alfa Insurance Agent Steve Wheeler of Lafayette, Chambers County Farmers Federation President Phil Slay and Kim Slay.
Outgoing, Incoming Presidents Honored
Incoming Chambers County Farmers Federation President Phil Slay and outgoing President Jack Robertson were recognized during the Presidents Luncheon at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 95th annual meeting Dec. 5 in Montgomery. Robertson, center, received a plaque for his years of service, and Slay, right, received a pin to commemorate his election. The two are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
2017 Alabama Farm of Distinction winners Chris and Elizabeth Langley featured on "Simply Southern TV" in season 3.