Spreading Christmas Cheer 'Round DeKalb County
The DeKalb County Young Farmers helped community kiddos meet Santa Claus and his reindeer(e) at the Ag-Pro Fort Payne store Dec. 8. The kids were given crayons and coloring books and had their pictures made with Santa.
DeKalb County Farmers Federation Earns 2018 Award of Excellence
The DeKalb County Farmers Federation received the Award for Excellence Dec. 3. during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th Annual Meeting in Montgomery. To earn the distinction, counties must score at least 80 points out of 100 on the award application, which covers involvement in agricultural programs, governmental affairs, county Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers committees.
DeKalb County Farmers Federation President David Bailey, right, accepted the award from Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
McElmoyl Elected To State Young Farmers Committee
Leah McElmoyl of DeKalb County was elected to a two-year term on the State Young Farmers Committee during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 3. She will serve District 2, which includes Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair counties. As a member of the 10-person committee, she will help organize the 2019 Young Farmers Conference and work to grow involvement throughout her district. From left are State Young Farmers Committee Chair Garrett Dixon and McElmoyl.
Oustanding Young Farmers Committees Receive Recognition
County Young Farmers committees received Awards of Excellence during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 2. They were honored for agricultural promotion, outreach and education efforts in 2018.
From left are representatives from Colbert, Lee, Calhoun, DeKalb, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Limestone counties. Etowah, Houston and St. Clair counties also received Awards of Excellence.
DeKalb County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
DeKalb County students Maddie Jackson and Kate Smith sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. They attend Fort Payne High School and were sponsored by the DeKalb County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Jackson and Smith.
Derrick Wins Second Runner-Up In Annual Young Farmers Contest
Benton Derrick of Fyffe in DeKalb County was named second runner-up in the Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Participants are involved in agriculture but derive more than half their income off farm. Derrick received a Traeger grill courtesy of the Federation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Derrick.
McElmoyl Graduates From A.L.F.A. Leaders Program
Leah McElmoyl of Geraldine in DeKalb County graduated from the two-year Agricultural Leaders For Alabama (A.L.F.A. Leaders) program in Montgomery Aug. 2. The 17-member A.L.F.A. Leaders Class IV was recognized at the 46th Commodity Producers Conference hosted by the Alabama Farmers Federation, which sponsors the program. Members attended six institutes from Montgomery to Washington, D.C., to Spain during A.L.F.A. Leaders, which stressed personal development, communication, political involvement and an in-depth understanding of the Federation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and McElmoyl, who is an attorney.
Events for DeKalb county
- September 24-
Policy Development Meeting - Montgomery
- December 8-9
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting - Montgomery
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