November 13, 2017
Orientation for five new county presidents was Oct. 9 in Montgomery. New presidents are Trip Horne, Barbour; Gerald Dial, Clay; Tony Beck, Crenshaw; Dan Robertson, Perry; and Bill Lowery, Russell.
The State Equine Committee toured Storybook Farm in Opelika Oct. 19 to learn more about equine-assisted therapy. Committee members generously donated travel reimbursements to the nonprofit farm.
The Alabama TREASURE Forest Association annual meeting was Oct. 26-28 in Florence. Gov. Kay Ivey was recognized for her Monroe County property, one of a record 70 TREASURE Forests certified in 2017. Other stewardship awards were also presented.
The new Alfa Equine Sciences Classroom at Judson College in Marion was dedicated Nov. 2. Funded by the Alfa Foundation, the classroom will equip students to be part of the equine industry, which has a $2 billion economic impact in Alabama.