Local Farmers Elected To State Commodity Committees, Honored For Service
Montgomery County’s Bill Cook was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod (GNS) Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 7. From left are Federation GNS Division Director Hunter McBrayer and Cook.
Montgomery County's Jeremy Brown was recognized for serving nine years on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Poultry Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Brown and Federation Poultry Division Director Guy Hall.
Montgomery County’s Monty Gordon was re-elected to a three-year term on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Wildlife Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 5. From left are Federation Wildlife Division Director William Green and Gordon.
Montgomery County School Earns Alabama Ag In The Classroom Mini-Grant
Macon East Academy in Montgomery County was presented an Ag in the Classroom mini-grant Dec. 10. Rep. Reed Ingram, far right, and Sen. Will Barfoot, second from right, presented the check to teacher Marjory Johnson and students.
Montgomery County Farmers Federation Earns 2018 Award of Excellence
The Montgomery 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.
Montgomery County Farmers Federation outgoing President David Hataway, right, accepted the award from Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Outgoing, New Montgomery County Farmers Federation Presidents Recognized
New Montgomery County Farmers Federation President Jeremy Brown and outgoing President David Hataway were recognized during the Presidents Luncheon at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th Annual Meeting Dec. 3 in Montgomery. Hataway, center, received a plaque for his two years of service, and Brown, right, received a pin to commemorate his election. The two are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Gordon Elected Vice Chair Of State Women's Leadership Committee
Kathy Gordon of Montgomery County was elected vice chair of the State Women’s Leadership Committee during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 3. From left are Federation Women’s Division Director Kim Earwood and Gordon.
Oustanding Young Farmers Committees Receive Recognition
County Young Farmers committees received Awards of Excellence during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 2. They were honored for agricultural promotion, outreach and education efforts in 2018.
From left are representatives from Colbert, Lee, Calhoun, DeKalb, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Limestone counties. Etowah, Houston and St. Clair counties also received Awards of Excellence.
Flowers Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Senior Leader Award
Montgomery County Farmers Federation member Dicky Flowers received the Senior Leader Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 3.
Flowers has served on the county Federation Board of Directors for over 30 years and held various leadership positions including president and vice president. He served on the State Hay & Forage Committee for 10 years.
Flowers 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 Flowers.
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.
Local Students Learn About Cotton Production
Alabama Farmers Federation Cotton Division Director Carla Hornady visited a class at Montgomery's Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Nov. 15 to teach about cotton.
Henry County's Peters, Montgomery County's Green Recognized During Alabama Landowners Conference
Leigh Peters of Henry County, center, and William Green of Montgomery County, right, received the Gary Fortenberry Partnership Award, Central Region during the Alabama Landowners Conference Awards Program Oct. 15 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. This award recognizes individuals who have helped the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) carry out its mission through building and growing county chapters, empowering and encouraging landowners, or outreach efforts to youth and others.
They are pictured with ATFA President Lamar Dewberry of Clay County.
The inaugural Alabama Landowners Conference was presented by the Alabama Natural Resources Council, the Alabama Tree Farm Committee and ATFA.
Montgomery County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Montgomery County students Hunter Culver, Erin Norman, Jeremiah Frazier and Renardo Smith sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. Culver attends Ezekiel Academy, while Norman is a student at Hooper Academy. Frazier attends Pike Road High School, and Smith is a student at Park Crossing High School. They were sponsored by the Montgomery County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Culver, Norman, Frazier and Smith.
Hataway Competes In Annual Heritage Cooking Contest
Sharon Hataway of Montgomery County entered her recipe for Sweet Bacon Pork Shots 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.
Sweet Bacon Pork Shots
1 lb. bacon
2 packages of Kielbasa cut into 1” pieces
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. chili powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the pan. Spray rack with cooking spray. Cut the Kielbasa into 1” pieces. Cut each slice of bacon in half. Wrap each piece of bacon around the Kielbasa, leaving a little room at to be filled. Secure with a toothpick and place on baking sheet.
Combine brown sugar and chili powder. Place a half teaspoon on top of each piece of Kielbasa. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is brown and crispy. Allow to cool.
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