Geneva County’s Jernigan Elected To State Poultry Committee
Geneva County’s Charles Jernigan was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Poultry Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Federation Poultry Division Director Guy Hall and Jernigan.
Hartford Hosts Irrigation Workshop
An Alabama Irrigation Initiative Farmers Irrigation Forum was Dec. 18 in Hartford, with around 90 farmers in attendance.
From left are Rep. Robert Aderholt field representative James Manasco; Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee Executive Director Bill Puckett; Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva; Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) Executive Director Sabra Sutton; AACD 1st Vice President Johnny Lee; ASWCC Director of Conservation Programs and Practice Standards Ashley Henderson; Steve Dunn; Alabama Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Caleb Bristow; and Rep. Martha Roby field representative Cindy Pate.
Geneva County Farmers Federation Earns 2018 Award Of Excellence
The Geneva 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.
Geneva County Farmers Federation President Jerry Peak, right, accepted the award from Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Dunn Elected To State Women's Leadership Committee
Debbie Dunn of Geneva County was elected to the State Women’s Leadership Committee during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 3. She will serve a three-year term representing Region 4, which includes Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Pike, Russell and Tallapoosa counties. From left are Federation Women’s Division Director Kim Earwood and Dunn.
Congressional Staff Tours Cotton Damage In The Wiregrass
Mike Albares, deputy chief of staff for Rep. Martha Roby, checked on cotton fields that survived Hurricane Michael in Geneva County with Brandon Dillard Oct. 29.
The cotton was farther from Michael’s path, was planted later and was not defoliated at the time of the storm, though there is still lint on the ground.
From left are Albares, Dillard and Alabama Farmers Federation National Legislative Programs Director Mitt Walker.
Geneva County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Geneva County students Addyson Martin, Emma Brackin, Harrison and Isaac McGowan, Emily Lamb and Taylor Revels sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. They attend Geneva High School and were sponsored by the Geneva County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Martin, Brackin, Harrison, Isaac, Lamb and Revels.
Revels Competes In Annual State Heritage Cooking Contest
Teresa Revels of Geneva County entered her recipe for Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Cocktails 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.
Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Cocktails
2 cups brown sugar
2 packages cream cheese
2 packages cocktail sausage
13 jalapeno peppers
2 packages bacon
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash, cut in half and seed peppers. Boil peppers in water until they start to turn color. Drain and let cool. Spread a small amount of cream cheese on the inside of each pepper. Put 1 or 2 cocktail sausage(s) on each pepper and wrap a whole slice of bacon around each one. Put bacon wrapped peppers on a roaster pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over each one. Place in over until bacon is brown, about 30-40 minutes (depends on the size of the pepper). Take out and put on your favorite dish. Can be served with Ranch dressing if desired.
County Quilters, Sewers Bring Home Ribbons From Annual State Contests
Elizabeth Usery of Geneva County received third place in the Christmas tree skirt contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. She won $75, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division. (pictured above)
Glenda Stewart of Geneva County received third place in the baby quilt contest. She won $75, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division. (pictured below)
Events for Geneva county
- September 24-
Policy Development Meeting - Montgomery
- December 8-9
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting - Montgomery
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Geneva County's Aplin Farms was among four finalists for Alabama's Farm of Distinction.