AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE DONATIONS
The Cherokee County Farmers Federation donated $300 to the agriculture departments at Sand Rock, Gaylesville and Cedar Bluff schools. The money will be used for the classroom or to help fund agriculture events. Standing with county President John Bert East, right, are Adam Smith of Sand Rock, Curt Hendon of Gaylesville and David Holden of Cedar Bluff.
NEW SIGN PROMOTES FARMING AT CHEROKEE COUNTY FARMERS FEDERATION BUILDING
The Cherokee County Farmers Federation Board of Directors and the Cherokee County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee sponsored this banner to promote farming and help people know and appreciate where their food comes from. Front row: Dawn East, Shelia Richardson and Jill Bailey. Back row: Stanley Free, Richard Lindsey, Women's Leadership Committee Chairman Charlotte Grimes, County President John Bert East, James Grimes, Barry Bailey, Hank Richardson and County Reporter Randy Jones.
CHEROKEE COUNTY STUDENT STUDYING AGRICULTURE RECEIVES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Darbie Rosser of Centre was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Rosser graduated from Cherokee County High School and studies animal sciences, pre-vet track.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Cherokee County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are State Board of Education Member Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Rosser, Federation State Board Member Phillip Thompson and Federation North Region Vice President Rex Vaughn.
FEDERATION HELPS STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT AG JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The Cherokee County Farmers Federation recently purchased booklets produced by the Alabama Farmers Federation that were distributed to all the schools in Cherokee County.
The booklets, called Agriculture Growing Opportunities, were given to FFA advisers and school counselors to be distributed to students going out into the job market and to college.
Each booklet contains information about career opportunities in agriculture in areas such as education, Extension, ag business, animal science, food science, plant science, environmental science and natural resources. The information discussed salaries, gave job market stats and has young farmer interviews.
The booklets show educational opportunities at all of the two-year colleges and Auburn, Alabama A&M, and Tuskegee universities. Agriculture is the #1 employer in Alabama.
From left are Marilyn Williams, Cherokee County High School (CCHS) librarian and Cherokee County Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Committee (WLC) member; Charlotte Grimes, county WLC chairman; and Seth Neyman, CCHS principal.
CHEROKEE COUNTY COOK-OFF
The Cherokee County Women's Leadership Committee hosted its annual cook-off in May with cooks bringing in their best-tasting sweet flavor breads. From left are Shirley Lumsden, first place; Marylin Williams, second place; and Phyllis Jones, third place. Lumsden will move on to represent the county at the statewide Heritage Cooking Contest in September.
CHEROKEE COUNTY 4-H PIG SQUEAL SHOW AND AUCTION
The Cherokee County Pig Squeal show and auction was April 23. Kent Stanford judged the swine and helped teach the 4-H students about showing livestock.