LIMESTONE COUNTY STUDENT STUDYING AGRICULTURE RECEIVES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Chapman Bodiford of Athens was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Bodiford graduated from Athens High School and studies pre-biosystems engineering.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Limestone County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Bodiford and Federation North Region Vice President Rex Vaughn.
STUDENTS VISIT LIMESTONE COUNTY ANGUS BEEF FARM
Limestone County farmer Tommy Maples, far right, hosted members of the county's Chamber Youth Leadership Program at his farm Nov. 11. Maples is a seventh generation purebred Angus cattle farmer. He talked about the beef inudstry and the demand for jobs in agriculture. High school juniors participated in the Chamber program, which is designed to develop the students' leadership skills and make them into engaged citizens.