Local Agriculture Leader Meets With Legislators
A.L.F.A. Leader and Talladega County farmer Jeremy Wilson, center, met with State Rep. Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga, and State Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, 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.
Talladega County Farm-City Week Celebration
Winners in the Talladega County Farm-City poster and essay contest were recently recognized, including poster contest winner Iyani Tanner of Winterboro High School. She is pictued with Coach Samuel Green and her winning poster in the top left photo. The pair is pictured with Alfa Insurance agent Jennifer Hayes and Assistant Principal Grayson Lawrence in the bottom left photo. Right photo, from left, are Sylacauga High School teacher Chad Littleton, student and essay contest winner Madelyn Taylor and Alfa Insurance agent Daren Holland.
John Wesson, the Master Gardener at Pursell Farms, joined Pinecrest Elementary School Principal Debbia Barnett in congratulating the school's Farm-City poster contest winners fifth-grader Dixy Holland and third-grader Samantha Carden. The school purchased the poster board for all 546 students who participated. Art teacher Jack Vest oversaw the project.
Talladega County Farm-City volunteer and retired Alfa Insurance agent Randy Cosper, right, presented a certificate to Talladega High School Farm-City essay contest winner Joshua Harris.
Talladega County Farm-City poster, essay and multimedia contest winners were recognized Nov. 30. Front row from left are essay contest winner Shelby Taylor of Lincoln High School, multimedia contest winner Emmy Lipham of Munford High School, poster contest winner Iyani Tannie of Winterboro High School, and essay contest winner Lacy Gilliam of Munford Middle School.
Back row from left are Talladega County School Board member Justin Lackey, Talladega County Young Farmers Chairman and Lincoln High School ag teacher Amy Stephens, Talladega Alfa agent Jimmy Morgan, Talladega County Farmers Federation President Jimmy Hugh White, Talladega Alfa agent Jennifer Hayes and Munford High School Ag teacher Carey Adams.
Farm Day At Brooks Farm
Alex and Will Brooks hosted a Farm Day for local school children at their farm near Sylacauga Nov. 7.
Students Receive Scholarships From Talladega County Farmers Federation
The Talladega County Farmers Federation (TCFF) awarded two scholarships to local students. Autumn Finn of Alpine, left, was awarded the County Ag Scholarship for $1,000, and Leia Brown of Lincoln, right, was awarded the State Ag Scholarship for $1,750. Brown is studying animal science pre-vet at Auburn University while Finn is attending Huntingdon College with plans to transfer to Auburn. They are pictured with TCFF President James H. White, Jr.
Thomas Receives Federation Scholarship
Jaylun Thomas of Sylacauga, second from left, was awarded the Talladega County Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Committee scholarship for $1,500. Thomas is a Sylacauga High School graduate.
He is pictured with his parents, Jimmy and Pamela and Talladega County Farmers Federation President Jimmy Hugh White.
District 3 Young Farmers Meeting
Selwood Farm in Talladega County hosted the District 3 Young Farmers for a meeting June 2. Thirty-six people attended, including Alabama Farmers Federation District 6 Director Dell Hill. From left are Tallapoosa County Young Farmers member Clint Burgess, District 3 State Young Farmers Committee representative and Calhoun County Young Farmers Chairman Adam Wilson, Clay County Young Farmers member Paige Teague, Randolph County Young Farmers Chairman Ben Johnson and Talladega County Young Farmers Chairman Amy Stephens.
Homeschool Group Gets Memorable Lesson Through Fatal Vision
A home school group in Talladega County learned about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving at a Fatal Vision demonstartion April 21. Alfa Insurance agent Jennifer Hayes helped organize the event. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agecny oversees scheduling Fatal Vision events.
County Federation Learns More About Fatal Vision Program
Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel visited the Talladega County Farmers Federation's March board meeting to discuss Fatal Vision, a program that teaches high school students the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. The program started in south Alabama and expanded to every county in the state with a donation from the Alabama Farmers Federation. For more information about Fatal Vision, click here.
From left are board member Bob Luker, board member and Alabama Farmers Federation Distrcit 5 Director Dell Hill, Daniel and county President Jimmy Hugh White.
Hunter Trees in Talladega County was named Alabama's 2014 Farm of Distinction and will represent Alabama in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year contest at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.