Barbour County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Becky Hawkins was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Hawkins studies agricultural business and economics.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Barbour County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Hawkins, Barbour County Farmers Federation President Trip Horne, State Board Member Steve Stroud and Federation Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat.
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.
Barbour 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 Barbour 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 Barbour County Farmers Federation donated $1,000 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 693 medical visits by pediatric patients from Barbour 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.
Goats, Irrigation, Tractors And More Featured During Barbour County Ag Day
Two hundred and fifty third-graders dug into agriculture during the 2017 Barbour County Ag Day March 17. Barbour County Young Farmers and Extension hosted the event.
County President Welcomes Federation Staff To Farm
Alabama Farmers Federation Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell visited with Barbour County Farmers Federation President Kenny Childree Feb. 1 at Childree's farm.
Farmers Market in Eufaula featured on "Simply Southern TV" in season 2.