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.
Bibb 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 Bibb 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 Bibb County Farmers Federation donated $1,000 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 2,523 medical visits by pediatric patients from Bibb 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.
Bibb County Farmers Host EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt For Special Presentation
Brentwood Farms in Bibb County was the site where Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed farmers July 6, promising changes to help them and small business owners plagued by regulatory overreach. Over 50 farmers attended to hear Pruitt's talk. Above: from left are Brentwood Farms owners Chip and Mistie Burkes, Pruitt and Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. Below: Pruitt speaks with Bibb County farmer and agriscience teacher Ashton Cottingham.
Bibb County Educators Attend Alabama 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. Top photo, from left are Hale County Catfish Farmer Bubba Drury and Bibb County Board of Education's Shelley Jones. Bottom photo from left are Drury and Cahawba Christian's Becky Davis.
Bibb County's Cahaba Lily Festival featured in season 2 of "Simply Southern TV."