Board members present for the Aug. 5 Marion County Farmers Federation Annual Meeting took a photo with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell; center. From left are Gary Weatherley; Ben Burleson; Randy Robbins; Greg Burgett; county President Kenneth Real; Herman Bostick; Jim McRae; Parnell; Chip Enlow; Lisa Murphy; Bruce Miller; Scott Alldredge; Federation Area 2 Organization; Director Wiley Bailey and Chad Williams.
Marion County Hosts Farm-City Banquet To Honor Award Winners
The Marion County Farm-City Awards Banquet was Nov. 17 at the Tombigbee Electric Community Room in Hamilton. Above, counter-clockwise from top left: Kali Gardner received first place in the poster contest for fourth- through sixth-graders. Gracious Webb won second place in the poster contest for fourth- through sixth-graders. She is pictured with Rebecca Danley of Marion County Extension. Reif Rodano won first place in the essay contest for 10th through 12th-graders. He is pictured with Danley. Robin Brantley won second place in the essay contest for 10th through 12th-graders. She is pictured Rebecca Danley. Kiwanis President David Hall, center presented the 2016 Farm-City Business Award to Mike Collins, left, and Wesley Gilmore of Sportees Inc. Marion County Farmers Federation President Kenneth Real, left, presented Marla and Brent Shaw with the 2016 Farm-City Producers Award.
Below: County Commissioner Eddie Byrd is shown signing the 2016 Farm-City Proclamation which designated Nov. 18-24 as National Farm-City Week.
F.A.W.N Program Reaches Sixth-Graders With Forestry Information
Sixth-graders from Marion County schools recently participated in F.A.W.N. (Forestry Awareness Week Now). Students from Hackleburg, Phillips in Bear Creek and Hamilton attended Oct. 4, and students from Brilliant, Guin and Winfield attended Oct. 6. They rotated among stations for honeybees, wildlife management, forest management, fire safety, GPS units, soils, Project Learning Tree, ATV safety and Native American culture.
Hamilton Homecoming Week Features Fatal Vision Event
The Hamilton High School Student Government Association and Marion County Farmers Federation partnered to sponsor the Fatal Vision program Sept. 15 during Homecoming Week.
Fatal Vision educated high school students about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Supervised students wear goggles that simulate different levels of intoxication while driving an ATV through a course.
Photo above: From left are Alabama Farmers Federation Area 2 Organization Director Wiley Bailey; State Troopers Chuck Daniel and Reginal King; and Marion County Farmers Federation President Kenneth Real. Photo below: Bailey, Daniel, King and Real are joined by Hamilton High School SGA members.
County Federation Donates To Fire Departments During Annual Meeting
To help protect rural citizens from fire, the Marion County Farmers Federation donated to fire departments in the county during the group's annual meeting Aug. 5 at the Hamilton Recreation Center. The Federation donated $2,500 each to 11 local and volunteer fire departments. The same donation was made to the Marion County Volunteer Fireman's Association. Marion County Farmers Federation President Kenneth Real, right, is pictured with fire department representatives.
Students Receive Marion County Farmers Federation Scholarships
Hamilton High School 2016 graduates Kolt Shaw and Allyson Taylor both received agricultural scholarships from the Marion County Farmers Federation. Photo taken May 18.