Bob Sharp was appointed to a five-year term as commissioner for the Alabama Forestry Commission by Gov. Kay Ivey. The Auburn University forest management graduate was co-owner of Mobile Forest Products Inc. until 2007. Sharp, who lives in Mobile, replaces Commissioner Jerry Dwyer of Auburn and is one of seven commissioners.
Randy Thomley of Fayette County won the Alabama Farmers Federation member benefits Grill & Chill Giveaway. He was randomly chosen after registering for the member perks app. Thomley received a Blackstone Products griddle and Yeti cooler as his prize.
A new Koch Foods feed mill is coming to Alabama. The poultry company is building a $55 million grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla in Etowah County. The 130-acre feed mill will bring about 30 jobs and should be completed by fall 2021.
Alabama Forage Conference registration closes Nov. 19. The event is Dec. 3-4 in Rogersville and focuses on forage-livestock hot topics, current research and field demonstrations. Register for this Alabama Extension event at AlabamaForages.com.