St. Clair County Farm-City Celebration
St. Clair Farmers Federation held its first of three Farm-City banquets Monday, Nov. 14. Representatives from EAT South, an urban farm in downtown Montgomery, were the event's keynote speakers.
Photos clockwise from top left: From left are county Extension Agents Henry Dorough and Lee Ann Clark, EAT South Representative Caylor Roling, St. Clair County Farmers Federation President Roland St. John and EAT South Representative Beth Anne Dunagan.
Poster contest winners were fifth-grader Mallory Padgett of Moody Middle School in Mrs. Moody's class, first place; fifth-grader William Perry of Williams Intermediate in Mrs. Reynolds' class, second place; and fourth-grader Summer Swindle of Ashville Elementary School in Mrs. Wilson's class, third place. Front row are Perry, Padgett and Swindle. Back row are 4-H Agent Assistant Becky Staples, Alfa Insurance Agent Paul Perry of Moody and St. Clair Farmers Federation President Roland St. John.
Alexander Farms of Chandler Mountain was recognized as Outstanding Farm Family for the year. They're known for growing tomatoes. From left are county Farmers Federation board member Donald Ray Walker; Cindy and Paul Alexander; and county Farmers Federation President Roland St. John.
Additional Farm-City Photos. Clockwise from left: St. Clair County Farm-City Essay Contest winner Jacob West who is a student Crossroads Christian Accademy.
St. Clair County Farm-City Multimedia Contest winner McKenna Padgett from Moody is pictured with 4-H County Assistant Becky Staples and Moody High School teacher Scott Thompson.
St. Clair County Farm-City Poster Contest winner Myca Hunt, who won in the first- through third-grade division, is pictured with 4-H County Assistant Becky Staples.
St. Clair County Student Studying Agriculture Receives College Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Heath Jordan of Springville was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Jordan graduated from Springville High School and studies forestry.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the St. Clair County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are State Board of Education Member Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Jordan, St. Clair County Farmers Federation President Roland St. John and Federation Central Region Vice President Dean Wysner.
Women's Leadership Committee Helps Feed County Students
At the St. Clair County Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Committee meeting July 13, members collected food for the St. Clair County Backpack Buddies Program. The charity provides healthy weekend meals to children from food-insecure homes during the school year. School principals and guidance counselors select students who recieve a backpack with six balanced meals and four healthy snacks at the end of every week.
St. Clair County Farmers Federation Hosts Kids Day On The Farm 2016
The St. Clair County Farmers Federaiton hosted Pell City students for Kids Day On The Farm 2016 in April. Top photo: Children learn how to rope a calf. Row of photos from left: Federation board member Jan parker explains how to shell corn. Federation board member Brittany Hill demonstrates sheep shearing. A students tries her hand at shelling corn.