Baldwin County Students Receive $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarships
Auburn University students and scholarships recipients Dylan Taylor, Kelsey Cassebaum, Grady Gunn, Grayson Bertolla and Austin Pegues were recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Taylor studies pre-forestry; Cassebaum studies agricultural business and economics; Gunn studies animal sciences, production track; Bertolla is poultry science, pre-vet track; and Pegues is biosystems engineering.The $1,750 scholarships were funded by the Baldwin County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Taylor, Gunn, Bertolla, Baldwin County Farmers Federation board member Ray Bertolla and Federation Southwest Area Vice President Jake Harper. Pegues and Cassebaum are not pictured.
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.
Baldwin 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 Baldwin 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 Baldwin County Farmers Federation donated $6,500 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 1,079 medical visits by pediatric patients from Baldwin 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.
Baldwin County Teachers Partcipate In Ag In The Classroom Summer Institute
Kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers and other educators from around the state learned more about Alabama's largest industry while attending the Alabama Agriculture In The Classroom Summer Institute. Held in Tuscaloosa May 31-June 2, the institute included farm tours, workshops, seminars and a farmer discussion panel. Attendees from Baldwin County are pictured with Hale County catfish farmer Bubba Drury. From left are Gulf Shores Elementary School's Suzanne Brokenshaw, Drury and Fairhope Intermediate School's Linda Smith.
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