The Grants Selected As 2018 Finalists For Outstanding Young Farm Family Contest
Chad and Heather Grant of Butler County were named finalists in the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family (OYFF) contest at the Young Farmers Conference in Montgomery March 3. The Grants of Fort Deposit will compete for more than $70,000 in prizes during on-farm judging this summer before the winner is announced at the Alabama Farmers Federation's 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. As finalists, they also received a Traeger grill. The Grants also won the OYFF Poultry Division contest. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Heather and Chad.
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.
Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler County Farmers Federation donated $1,000 to Children's of Alabama.
In 2016 alone, Children's of Alabama logged 836 medical visits by pediatric patients from Butler 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.
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