July 20, 2017
Attendees of the Alabama Farm Expo Aug. 5 can not only improve their farm operation by networking with equipment dealers, lenders and other vendors; they’ll have the chance to comfort children suffering life-threatening diseases.
The Welcome Wagon for Kids fundraiser at the Commodity Producers Conference and farm expo will benefit Children’s of Alabama, which serves the state’s 67 counties.
At the hospital, children take rides in little red wagons when moving around the hospital, when they’re discharged or when they need entertainment.
Conference attendees are encouraged to donate Thursday, Aug. 3, at registration or Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Children’s of Alabama booth in the Alabama Farm Expo.
The Federation’s Matthew Durdin said donations will be collected based on field staff areas. The winning area will have a wagon donated in its honor during the conference closing banquet.
“Last year we raised over $6,400 for Ronald McDonald House in Mobile,” Durdin said. “This year, Alfa Insurance service centers and home office employees are donating to the cause, too, so we hope to top our 2016 donation.”
A check representing all donations will also be presented to Children’s of Alabama at the closing banquet.
Learn more about the expo at tinyurl.com/alabamafarmexpo or by visiting fb.com/alabamafarmers and clicking the “Events” tab.