County Farmers Visit U.S. Rep In Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, met with constituents during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s (AFF) biennial Washington Legislative Conference in the nation’s capital March 5-7. During breakfast meetings, farmers and their congressman discussed issues of local and national relevance. Rogers is pictured with Randolph County Farmers Federation member and AFF Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner and wife Angie.
Johnsons Named One Of Three Outstanding Young Farm Family Finalists
Ben and Bethany Johnson of Randolph County were named finalists in the 2019 Outstanding Young Farm Family contest March 2 during the Alabama Farmers Federation Young Farmers Conference in Montgomery.
As part of the Top 3, they will compete for over $70,000 in prizes during on-farm judging this summer. Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan is pictured with the Johnsons, their daughter, Blakely, and son, Brooks.
Randolph Countians Honored For Service, Elected To Serve On State Commodity Committees
Randolph County’s Ben Johnson was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Poultry Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Federation Poultry Division Director Guy Hall and Johnson.
Randolph County’s John Fetner was 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 Fetner.
Randolph County’s Richard Parrish was elected to a three-year term on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Wheat & Feed Grain Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 5. From left are Federation Wheat & Feed Grain Division Director Carla Hornady and Parrish.
Randolph County's Richie Traylor was recognized for serving nine years on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Dairy Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 7. He also was re-elected vice chairman of the state committee. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Traylor and Federation Dairy Division Director Guy Hall.
Randolph County Farmers Federation Earns 2018 Award of Excellence
The Randolph 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.
Randolph County Farmers Federation President Richie Traylor, right, accepted the award from Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Fetner Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Leadership Award
Randolph County Farmers Federation member Jimmy Fetner was honored with an Individual Leadership Award for Local and Community Services from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 3.
Fetner was essential in the development of the Randolph County Ag and Equine Center. He used his expertise to find solutions to problems that arose and built strong relationships with individuals and organizations to ensure the project was completed.
The completed Randolph County Ag and Equine Center is a superb facility for youth livestock events and agricultural education and promotion.
Fetner 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 Fetner.
Wysner Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Senior Leader Award
Randolph County Farmers Federation member Dean Wysner received the Senior Leader Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 3.
The Alabama Farmers Federation Central Area vice president since 1999, Wysner has been a member of the county Federation Board of Directors for 50 years. He is a past county president and past State Beef Committee chair.
Wysner 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 Wysner.
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.
Celebrating 200 Years Of Alabama Agriculture With Local Farm-City Event
The Randolph County Farm-City Breakfast was Nov. 15 in Wedowee. Alabama Farmers Federation Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell was the guest speaker.
Randolph County Student Earns College Scholarship
Auburn University student John Adcock of Randolph County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Randolph County Farmers Federation. He was recognized at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn Sept. 20. Adcock is a senior studying agricultural business and economics and is from Woodland. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Adcock, Federation District 6 Director Phillip Hunter and Randolph County Farmers Federation board member Richard Laird.
Norred Competes In Annual Heritage Cooking Contest
Pat Norred of Randolph County entered her recipe for Pepper Poppers 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.
14 jalapenos, deeded
1 (16 oz.) package pork bacon
8 oz. cream cheese
½ red bell pepper, diced
1 cup grated sharp cheese
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
2 Tbsp. hot sauce
Directions: Mix all ingredients, except peppers and bacon. Spoon into peppers and wrap with bacon. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
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