Cullman County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Nathan Duke were recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Duke is a poultry science, production track, student. The R.W. Donaldson Endowed Scholarship is funded by the Cullman County Farmers Federation and Cattlemen's Association. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Duke, Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan and State Board Member Rickey Cornutt.
Local Revenue Commission Employees Sport New Ag Tag T-Shirts
Employees at the Cullman County Revenue Commissioner’s Office showed their enthusiasm for agriculture and education when they received Ag Tag T-shirts recently. They said they look forward to wearing them on casual Friday in the office.
Motorists may purchase an Ag Tag at the local probate office for an additional $50 when renewing registration. Recently redesigned, the tag features a patriotic farm scene and displays the drivers’ commitment to supporting Alabama students and farmers.
“These tags are really nice,” said Cullman County Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham. “Agriculture remains the largest industry in our County and buying these tags will give our citizens the opportunity to show their pride and support for the industry.”
Funds raised through Ag Tag sales support education and promotion efforts including the annual Alabama Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute for teachers, Farm-City Week programs, college scholarships for students studying agriculture-related degrees, prizes for livestock show competitors and other youth agriculture programs.
“I’m proud to be an Alabama farmer and that agriculture has supported my family for years,” said Cullman County Farmers Federation President Steve Lake. “Buying an ag tag for your vehicle is a great way to promote agriculture and show support for farmers.”
Find out more about the Ag Tag and the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation at www.AlabamaFarmersFoundation.org.
Above photo: From left are Alabama Farmers Federation Area Organization Director Wiley Bailey, Cullman County Probate administrative clerks Deana Wilson and Jamie Phillips and Cullman County Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham.
Federation Staff Visits Local Goat Farm
Area 2 Organization Director Wiley Bailey "goat" a little crazy during farm visits at the Cullman County farm of State Meat Goat & Sheep Committee member Jimmy Parker May 24.
Local Agriculture Leader Meets With Legislators
A.L.F.A. Leader and Cullman County farmer Eli Howard met with State Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, during a dinner Feb. 21 at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office in Montgomery. The dinner was part of a weeklong session for members of the Agricultural Leaders for Alabama (A.L.F.A.) class focused on Federation policy and governmental affairs.
County Young Farmers Attend Distrct 2 Meeting
Seventy-three young farmers attended the District 2 Young Farmers Meeting Feb. 21 at Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville. State Young Farmers Chairman Jerry Allen Newby of Limestone County was the guest speaker. Pictured are Cullman County Young Farmers members.