Autauga County Students Receive $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarships
Auburn University students and scholarship recipients Will Howard Wendland and Richard White were recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Wendland studies agronomy and soils, production track, while White studies the program’s soil, water and land use track. The $1,750 scholarships were funded by the Autauga County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Wendland, White, Autauga County Farmers Federation President Andy Wendland and Federation Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner.
Members of various county Farmers Federations toured Children's of Alabama Aug. 5 during the Alabama Farmers Federation's annual Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham. Children's, the chosen philanthropy project for the event, received a check for $120,000, which included donations from county Farmers Federations.
Autauga County Farmers Federation Members Show They Care With Donation To Children's of Alabama
No one wants to see their child laying in a hospital bed. When this unfortunate circumstance becomes a reality, many Autauga County residents choose Children's of Alabama in Birmingham.
To show support and care for children and families who find themselves at the country's third-largest pediatric hospital, the Autauga County Farmers Federation donated $1,000 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 3,166 medical visits by pediatric patients from Autauga County. In total last year, there were 676,484 patient visits to the hospital's clinics with 15,784 patient admissions.
The fundraising effort was part of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Commodity Producers Conference, which took place in Birmingham Aug. 3-5. Donations were collected from county Federations across the state, from Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance employees and during the Alabama Farm Expo Aug. 5. At the closing banquet, the Federation presented Children’s of Alabama with a check for $120,000.
Children's of Alabama is the state's only free-standing pediatric hospital. It includes the pediatric teaching hospital for the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the state's only pediatric kidney dialysis program, one of the Southeast's largest burn units and one of the nation's only pediatric rheumatology programs.
Local Agriculture Leader Meets With Legislators
A.L.F.A. Leader and Autauga County farmer Taber Ellis, center, met with State Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, and State Rep. Jimmy Martin, R-Clanton, during a dinner Feb. 21 at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office in Montgomery. The dinner was part of a weeklong session for members of the Agricultural Leaders for Alabama (A.L.F.A.) class focused on Federation policy and governmental affairs.
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