February 16, 2017
Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, center, visits with farmers Wayne Davis and Chris Carroll of Dale County during the Taste of Alabama Legislative Reception.
Seventy-five members of the Alabama Legislature joined Alabama farmers and other elected officials Wednesday night for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Taste of Alabama Agriculture.
Federation President Jimmy Parnell said the event, which features Alabama-grown food products, is mainly about relationships.
“This is an opportunity for our leaders to come and spend a little time with the elected officials from the state and get to know each other a little better,” he said. “It’s about building those relationships that help when you have issues you need to talk about.”
Food available for tasting included grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; roasted pecans; ice cream; honey; apple, peach and blackberry cobbler; fried catfish; chicken fingers; turnip greens; cornbread; sweet potato fries; boiled shrimp; shrimp and grits; pork barbecue; goose sausage; lamb kabobs; and roast beef with rice.
Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, said Taste of Alabama is one of his favorite events of the legislative season.
“I have constituents from back home in Dale and Houston counties who come here to enjoy the festivities, and I get to see them and talk about issues that affect them and the farming community,” he said. “It’s always good for me to hear their opinions.”
Photos from the event are available on the Federation’s Facebook page and Flickr channel.