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.
COUNTY WINNERS FOR TALLADEGA COUNTY FARM-CITY CONTEST RECOGNIZED
The Talladega County Farmers Federation sponsored poster and essay contests and presented awards during their annual Farm-City Banquet Nov. 19. Caroline Smith of Indian Valley Elementary won the K-3rd gradesposter contest, Emma Gable of Childersburg Elementary won the 4th-6th grades poster contest, and Kaitlynn Taylor of Lincoln High School won in the 10th – 12th essay contest. Each poster contest winner received $25 at the school level and $50 at the county level. The essay contest winner received $50 at the school level and $75at the county level. Each teacher of the winning students received $50 for their classrooms. All county winners will compete at the state level. Front row, from left are Smith and Gable. Back rom, from left, are Indian Valley Elementary teacher Meg Morris, Teachery, county Federation President Jimmy Hugh White, Taylor, Childersburg Elementary teacher Mary Beth Carpenter, Lincoln High School teacher Amy Stephens, and Alfa Agent Terry Jinks.
SCHOOL WINNERS FOR TALLADEGEA COUNTY FARM-CITY CONTEST RECOGNIZED
Alfa Insurance agents and Talladega County Farmers Federation representatives congratulated winners in the county's Farm-City poster and essay contests Nov. 12. Clockwise from top left: Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Juliet Barrett, left, and Alfa agent Robin Hudson, right, with the school's poster contest winners Sophia Tigue and Griffin Smith. Alfa agent Jimmy Morgan, left, with R.L. Young Elementary School teacher Cari Wilson, right, and the school's poster contest winner fourth-grader Carly Layfield. Alfa agent Andy Shoemaker, left, and Fayetteville Elementary School art teacher Elyse Jordan, right, congratulate the school's poster contest winners fifth-grader Kinley Windham and second-grader Raelin Allen. Alfa Agent Robin Hudson, right, with Lincoln High School teacher Amy Stephens, left, and the school's essay contest winner Kaitlynn Taylor. Center photo: Indian Valley Elementary School poster contest winner Caroline Smith, first grade, with her teacher Meg Morris.
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.