Gates Family Members Have History Of Serving On State Pork Committee
Pickens County's Tim Gates was recognized for serving nine years on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Pork Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 5. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Gates and Federation Pork Division Director Guy Hall.
Pickens County’s Wesley Gates was elected to a three-year term on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Pork Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 5. From left are Federation Pork Division Director Guy Hall and Gates.
Local Farmer Hears From Alabama Congressman During Row Crops Short Course
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, spoke with farmers at the Row Crops Short Course in Auburn Dec. 14. Rogers, a House Ag Committee member, was a conferee on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
From left are Colbert County's Ron Brumley, Pickens County's Mike Dee, Talladega County's Jeremy Wilson, Rogers and Dale County's Thomas Kirkland.
Pickens County Farmers Federation Earns 2018 Award of Excellence
The Pickens 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.
Pickens County Farmers Federation President Diane McCool, right, accepted the award from Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Amasons Recognized With Helene Mosley Memorial TREASURE Forest Award
Robert Amason Sr. and Robert Amason Jr. of Pickens County received the Helene Mosley Memorial TREASURE Forest Award during the Alabama Landowners Conference Awards Program Oct. 15 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. This award recognizes individuals who exemplify the multiple-use concepts of forest management with special emphasis on education. Recipients must own a certified Alabama TREASURE Forest.
The Amasons’ names will be added to a plaque of past Helen Mosley Memorial TREASURE Forest Award winners, which hangs alongside the Alabama Forester’s Hall of Fame in the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
From left are Alabama Natural Resources Council Chair Jacob Davis and three generations of Amasons: Robert Jr., Robert Sr. and William.
The inaugural Alabama Landowners Conference was presented by the Alabama Natural Resources Council, the Alabama Tree Farm Committee and the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association.
Pickens County Student Participates In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Briley Newman from Pickens County sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. She attends Gordo High School and was sponsored by the Pickens County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell and Newman.
Farmers Federations Sponsor Annual UWA Fish Fry
Over 485 people attended the University of West Alabama Fish Fry Sept. 6 before the football game versus Miles College. Farmers Federations from Greene, Choctaw, Sumter, Marengo, Pickens, Washington and Hale counties sponsored the annual event.
UWA President Ken Tucker, the provost, the athletic director, Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt, Rep. AJ McCampbell, Rep. Ralph Howard & Sen. Bobby Singleton attended.
Events for Pickens county
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Policy Development Meeting - Montgomery
- December 8-9
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting - Montgomery
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