Elmore County Student Studying Agriculture Earns College Scholarship
Auburn University student Andrew Palmer of Elmore County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Elmore County Farmers Federation. He was recognized at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn Sept. 20. Palmer is a senior studying agriscience education and is from Wetumpka. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Palmer, Federation District 7 Director Joe Lambrecht and Federation Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat.
Palmer Competes In Annual State Heritage Cooking Contest
Melissa Palmer of Elmore County entered her recipe for Bacon Wrapped Pretzels in the 2018 Heritage Cooking Contest. The annual contest is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Division and highlights a specific commodity. For 2018, pork was the highlighted commodity.
Bacon Wrapped Pretzels
2 cups light brown sugar
3 Tbsp. Greek seasoning
1 lb. package regular cut bacon
1lb. package pretzel rods
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar and Greek seasoning together. Cut bacon in half evenly and coat each strip of bacon on both sides with brown sugar mixture. Cut pretzel rods in half, wrap each pretzel with a strip of bacon. Place each bacon pretzel on a wire baking rack. Bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Let cool and serve.