Harris Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Leadership Award
Cleburne County Farmers Federation member Gean Harris was honored with an Individual Leadership Award for Service to a Commodity Division from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 3.
Harris’ involvement with forestry includes working with the Cleburne County Forestry Planning Committee, Alabama TREASURE Forest Association, National Woodland Owner’s Association and National Stewardship Forestry program. He is also a member of the American Tree Farm System.
Additionally, Harris has served as Cleburne County Farmers Federation secretary/treasurer since 1992.
Harris received the award during the second general session of the Federation's 97th Annual Meeting in Montgomery, which drew over 1,200 attendees to the Capital City. From left are Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan and Harris.
Benefield Competes In Annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet Contest
Josh Benefield of Ranburne in Cleburne County was one of 15 competitors in the 2018 Young Farmers Discussion Meet contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where contestants examine and problem-solve pressing agricultural issues. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Benefield.
Women’s Leadership Committee Hosts Annual Cookoff
The Cleburne County Farmers Federation board of directors held its monthly meeting June 12 where the Women’s Leadership Committee hosted the annual cooking contest. The dish chosen for the cookoff was a bacon appetizer. The first-place winner was Sharon Ledbetter, left, with her Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken. Willie Mae Harris, center, placed second with her Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Dates and Jane Harris placed third with her Bacon Wrapped Sriracha Chicken.
2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family Honored At Alabama State House
Eric and Carrly Lovvorn of Cleburne County received a resolution March 20 from the Alabama Legislature as the state’s 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family.
From left are Steve, Gale, Eric and Carrly Lovvorn; Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville; an Alabama Farmers Federation Area 4 Organization Director David Farnsworth.
The Lovvorns also visited with State Rep. Bob Fincher, R-Woodland, on their visit to the Alabama State House.
Local Farmers Elected To Serve On State Commodity Committees
Cleburne County's Gean Harris was reelected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Equine Committee at the 2018 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 7. From left are Federation Equine Division Director Nate Jaeger and Harris.
Cleburne County's Martin Hendrix was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Dairy Committee at the 2018 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 8. From left are Federation Dairy Division Director Guy Hall and Hendrix.
Events for Cleburne county
- September 24-
Policy Development Meeting - Montgomery
- December 8-9
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting - Montgomery
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2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family Eric and Carrly Lovvorn featured on "Simply Southern TV" in season 3.
2016 Farm of Distinction - Gibbs Farms, featured on "Simply Southern TV" in season 2.