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Robert Earl Acker

Robert Earl Acker
Cherokee County Farmers Federation

600 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
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(256) 484-2188

Cherokee County Farmers Federation

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.


CHEROKEE COUNTY STUDENT STUDYING AGRICULTURE RECEIVES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Darbie Rosser of Centre was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2015 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 22 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Rosser graduated from Cherokee County High School and is studying animal science-pre-vet. The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Cherokee County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Rosser, Federation State Board Member Phillip Thompson and Federation North Region Vice President Rex Vaughn.

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