When killer tornadoes ripped through Walker County in November destroying homes, chicken houses and barns, farmers in that county turned out to help their neighbors salvage what was left of their possessions.Now, agricultural producers from other parts of the state are joining the recovery effort by contributing money and fencing materials to their Walker County neighbors. Recently, the Madison County Farmers Federation donated $2,000 in fencing supplies to the victims of the twisters. The Madison County Farmers Co-op assisted in the effort by donating additional fencing supplies and delivering the materials to Walker County.Madison County Farmers Federation President Steve Tate said the board of directors unanimously approved the donation.”Since Madison County has experienced major damage from tornadoes in 1989 and in 1995, we know how difficult it is to recover from such catastrophes,” Tate said. “The Madison County Farmers Federation is pleased to be able to help our neighbors at this difficult time.”Walker County Farmers Federation President James L. Jones said his board is working with the Farm Service Agency to identify farmers who need the supplies.”I just can’t say enough how much the farmers in Walker County appreciate this,” Jones said. “Many farms were devastated by the tornadoes, and these supplies will help those farmers get back on their feet. I want to thank Mr. Tate and the Madison County Farmers Federation for this thoughtful gesture, and I hope we can help another county in a similar way down the line.”Persons interested in donating to the Walker County Farmers Disaster Relief Fund may contact the Walker County Farmers Federation at (205) 387-2116.
Madison County Farmers Donate Fencing Supplies To Walker County Tornado Victims