Shelby County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Preston Waid was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Waid studies the ecological option of biosystems engineering. The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Shelby County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Waid, Shelby County Farmers Federation President Jimmy Bice and Federation Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner.
Alfa Insurance Discourages Distracted, Drunk Driving With Impactful Display
Seeing is believing. Alfa Insurance recently joined with other community sponsors in Shelby County to create a display that drives home the true dangers of drunk and distracted driving. The display was stationed at 10 high schools in the county in the days leading up to the school's prom. Special guest speakers also shared heart-wrenching stories of losing young family members in drunk driving accidents or through accidental drug overdoses. Alfa was responsible for donating the wrecked cars for the display.
Top row: Students at Shelby County High School (SCHS) learned about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving when the display came to their school April 24. Middle row: The display included three wrecked cars donated by Alfa, each with text message stickers which discouraged texting and driving. Bottom row: Guest speakers at SCHS on April 24 included Karen and Jimmy Crane, who lost their son to an overdose, and Guy and Terri Allbrook, who lost their daughter in an automobile accident caused by drinking.
Local Agriculture Leader Meets With Legislators
A.L.F.A. Leader and Shelby County farmer John DeLoach, right, met with Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Capshaw, and State Rep. Dickie Drake, R-Leeds, during a dinner Feb. 21 at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office in Montgomery. The dinner was part of a weeklong session for members of the Agricultural Leaders for Alabama (A.L.F.A.) class focused on Federation policy and governmental affairs.
Shelby County Farmers Federation Members Attend State Annual Meeting
Members of the Shelby County Farmers Federation attended the Alabama Farmers Federation's 95th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 4-5. During the two-day meeting, farmers elect Federation leaders, vote on new or revised policies, receive awards and enjoy entertainment and fellowship with 1,200 farmers from across the state. Above: A few of the Shelby County Farmers Federation board members paused for a photo before entering the business session.
Members of the Shelby County Farmers Federation's Women's Leadership Committee (WLC) enjoyed the annual state WLC luncheon during the Alabama Farmers Federation's 95th annual meeting in Montgomery. The luncheon was held at the Embassy Suites, and awards were presented to outstanding county WLCs. Each attendee took home a Christmas ornament as a party favor.
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