Ezzell Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Senior Leader Award
Franklin County Farmers Federation member Charles Ezzell received the Senior Leader Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 3.
Ezzell has served on the county Federation Board of Directors for 42 years, including 24 years as the organization’s president. In 2016, he received the Agricultural Lifetime Achievement Award and was named Farmer of the Year by the Franklin County Farm-City Committee.
Ezzell 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 Ezzell.
The Senior Leader Award is reserved for individuals who are over 70 years old and have served as a county Farmers Federation president, State Women’s Leadership Committee chair or Federation State Board member.
Ezzell Competes In Annual State Heritage Cooking Contest
Shirley Ezzell of Franklin County entered her recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Dates 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.
35-40 Pitted dates
35-40 salted, roasted almonds
1 lb. thinly sliced bacon, strips cut in half
2 Tbsp. grape jelly
1 Tbsp. clear corn syrup
1 tsp. vinegar-based barbeque sauce
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stuff each date with one salted almond. Wrap each date with one halfstrip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place stuffed dates on a baking rack placed inside a cookie sheet. Drizzle with prepared sauce. Bake, turning halfway through to ensure even cooking, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nunleys Named Outstanding Young Farm Family Finalists
Gannon and Kristin Nunley of Franklin County were finalists for the title of Alabama’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family (OYFF). They were honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. As OYFF finalists, they received $500 from Alabama Ag Credit and Alabama Farm Credit. The Nunleys have six poultry houses and raise 50 head of cattle on their farm in Vina. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Kristin, Gannon, Alabama Farm Credit’s Taylor Quick.
Events for Franklin county
- September 24-
Policy Development Meeting - Montgomery
- December 8-9
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting - Montgomery
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