Cleburne County's Lovvorns Named Outstanding Young Farm Family
Cleburne County's Eric and Carrly Lovvorn were named the 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family Aug. 5 during the Alabama Farmers Federation's 45th Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham. The Lovvorns and their children, Chloe, 2, and Landon, 3 months, live near Ranburne where they operate four poultry houses, raise cattle, grow hay and manage a commerical poultry clean-out business. The Lovvorns were also recognized at the Cleburne County Farmers Federation's (CCFF) annual meeting Aug. 8.
From left are State Sen. Gerald Dial, Steve and Gale Lovvorn, the award-winning Lovvorns, Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama, State Rep. Bob Fincher and CCFF President Jimmy Jimmerson.
Cleburne County Comes To Alabama's Capital City
Members of the Cleburne County Farmers Federation Board of Directors visited the Alabama Statehouse March 7 and met with leaders representing who represent their county. From left are county member Ashley Truett; county President Jimmy Jimmerson; State Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville; and county Treasurer Gean Harris.
Below: Jimmerson, Harris and Truett are shown with State Reps. Richard Lindsey, D-Centre and Bob Fincher, R-Woodland, second and third from left, respectively.
Members Participate In Prayer Breakfast
On Jan. 23, Cleburne County Farmers Federation (CCFF) leaders attended the Cleburne County Republican Party Prayer Breakfast to hear State Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville and State Rep. Bob Fincher of Woodland discuss the upcoming legislative session.
From left are Fincher, CCFF President Jimmy Jimmerson, past CCFF President Joe Braden, CCFF member Larry Braden and Dial.
Former County President Celebrates Milestone Birthday
Former Cleburne County Farmers Federation President Joe Braden celebrated his 90th birthday Jan. 18 with friends from the Federation and other folks from Cleburne County. He and his wife Jean are members of the county Federation board.
From left are Jan and David Farnsworth; the Bradens; and Gene and Jane Harris. Gene is county Federation treasurer and Jane is the county's Women's Leadership Committee chairman.
Cleburne County Farm-City Contest Winners Recognized
Alfa Insurance agent Sandy Sanders visited local school Jan. 10 to recognize winners of the county's Farm-City contests.
Clockwise from top left: Ellie Butler, center, won her school's Farm-City Poster Contest. She is pictured with Sanders and Ranburne High School Principal Tim Ward.
Ximena Jimenez, center, won the Cleburne County Farm-City Poster Contest. She is pictured Sandy Sanders and Pleasant Grove Elementary School Principal Adam Dassinger.
Ninth-grader Kyeli Hazzard, center, won the Cleburne County Farm-City essay contest. She is picutred Sanders and Cleburne County High School teacher Larry Bassett.
Jackson Miller, center, won his school's Farm-City Poster Contest. He is pictured with Sanders and Fruithurst Elementary School teacher Vicki Roberts.
Each student was awarded $25 and the Teacher was awarded $50 by the Cleburne County Farmers Federation for their participation in the 2016 Farm-City Contests.
Jimmerson TREASURE Forest Hosts North Region Field Day
The Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) honored Gean and Jane Harris, its newest certified members, Oct. 27 during a field day at Jimmerson TREASURE Forest in Fruithurst. Above, from left, are Jimmy and Sue Jimmerson, Jane and Gean Harris, Lamar Dewberry of Clay County and ATFA Resource Coordinator William Green. Below is a collection of photos from the event.
Congratulations Wendell and Nan Gibbs of Gibbs Farms in Cleburne County, Alabama's finalist for the 2016 Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Arkansas farmer David Wildy was named the overall winner at a luncheon today in Moultrie, Ga.