Madison County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Madison County students Joshua Bell, Jazella Burns, Kiah Warner and Madison Stovall sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. Bell, Burns and Warner attend New Century Technology High School, while Stovall is a student at Lee High School. They were sponsored by the Madison County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Bell, Burns, Warner and Stovall.
Madison County Students Studying Agriculture Earn College Scholarships
Auburn University students Logan Chappell, Ethan Jones and Luke Cheatum of Madison County received $1,750 scholarships from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Madison County Farmers Federation. They were recognized at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn Sept. 20. Chappell is a senior in agricultural business and economics and is from Huntsville, while Jones, who is from New Market, is a sophomore in pre-biosystems engineering. Cheatham, who is from Madison, is a freshman in crop and soil science, production track. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Chappell, Jones and Cheatum. Not pictured are recipients Justin McCaghren and Marissa Plunk.
Bevill Competes In Annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet Contest
Connor Bevill of Hazel Green in Madison County was one of 15 competitors in the 2018 Young Farmers Discussion Meet contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where contestants examine and problem-solve pressing agricultural issues. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Bevill.
Carpenter Graduates From A.L.F.A. Leaders Program
Samantha Carpenter of Madison in Madison 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 Carpenter, who is a social media specialist with the Alabama Farmers Cooperative.
Madison County's F & W Farms among Farm of Distinction finalists.