Talladega County Farmers Federation Presents Scholarship During Regular Meeting
Talladega County Farmers Federation President Jimmy Hugh White recognized the county's Women's Leadership Committee Scholarship winner, Leia Brown, during the group's June 19 meeting. The two are pictured with Leia's mother, Lorie Brown.
County members present for the June 19 meeting included, front row, Jeremy Wilson, Claude Friday, Young Farmers Chairman Amy Stephens and Robert Luker; back row, county President Jimmy Hugh White, Greg Myrick, Justin Lackey, Clay Campbell and Bruce Brooks. Board members not pictured are Frank Bannister, Dell Hill, David Wilson and Bob Luker.
Sylacauga Service Center Wins Annual County Pop Tab Collecting Contest
With a whopping 132.2 pounds of pop tabs collected, employees at the Alfa Service Center 467 on North Main St. in Sylacauga won the county's annual pop tab collecting contest on June 16. As winners, the office received $100. The pop tabs will be donated to help fund Ronald McDonald Houses in Alabama. From left are Ronnie Craddock, Robin Eddings, Michelle Drummonds and Daren Holland.
Talladega County Board Members Visit Local State Senators In Montgomery
The Talladega County Farmers Federation board of directors met with legislators May 3 in Montgomery. From left are Sen. Jim McClendon, board members Justin Lackey, Claude Friday and Frank Bannister, Sen. Del Marsh, Sen. Slade Blackwell and Sen. Shay Shelnutt.
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.
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.