Federation President Stops In Jacksonville To Visit Calhoun, Cherokee County Farmers
Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell met with farmers from Calhoun and Cherokee counties, including the county Farmers Federations, Women's Leadership Committees and Young Farmers. The March 30 meeting included a meal and a talk given by Parnell at the Calhoun County Farmers Federation building in Jacksonville.
Top left photo: From left are Federation Central Area Vice President Dean Wysner, Cherokee County Farmers Federation President John Bert East, Parnell, Calhoun County Farmers Federation President Wendell Wilson, Federation District 3 Director Phillip Thompson of Jackson County and Federation District 6 Director Dell Hill of Talladega County.
Calhoun County Women's Leadership Committee Hosts Awards Program
Matthew Durdin, Federation State Senate Legislative Programs Director, was in Calhoun County tonight at the monthly meeting for the Directors, Women's Leadership Committee & Young Farmers Committee giving an update for the upcoming legislative session.
This meeting was part of the awards program for the Women's Leadership Committee. Durdin is pictured with members of the committee.
Ohatchee High School FCCLA Wins $200
The Ohatchee High School (OHS) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently received $200 from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF).
FCCLA adviser Hollie Patterson and her students earned entries in an AFAF drawing by selling the Farming Feeds Alabama cookbook in a special fundraiser sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Calhoun County Farmers Federation secretary Linda Findley and county Women’s Leadership Committee member Doris Prickett presented the check to Patterson and FCCLA officers Jan. 10. The money may be used for the FCCLA club or the Family and Consumer Sciences Department.
The AFAF drawing also included $500 and $300 awards, which went to Glencoe High School FCCLA and Cleveland High School FCCLA, respectively. Twenty-four schools across the state earned entries into the drawing by participating in cookbook fundraiser.
From left are Calhoun County Farmers Federation secretary Linda Findley; county Women’s Leadership Committee member Doris Prickett; Ohatchee High School (OHS) FCCLA adviser Hollie Patterson; and OHS FCCLA Publicity Chair Morgan Boling, President Tasha Gaudreau, Secretary Shey Clements, and Historian Josh Magourik.
Calhoun County Student Studying Agriculture Receives College Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient John Gillam was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Gillam graduated from Jacksonville High School and studies pre-business and agricultural business and economics.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Calhoun County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are State Board of Education Member Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Gillam and Federation Central Region Vice President Dean Wysner.
Scholarship Recipients Recognized During County Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting for the Calhoun County Farmers Federation was held in Jacksonville Aug. 11. Two agricultural scholarships were given to Auburn University students, Tyler Lusk of Piedmont and Landon Johnson of Wellborn. Lusk is in Pre-Vet school and Johnson is majoring in Wildlife Ecology & Management.
Calhoun County Cooking Contest
The Calhoun County Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Committee hosted it's annual cooking contest May 12. This year's category was sweet bread.
From left are Linda Loveless, 3rd place winner; Delle Bean, 1st place; Jamie Ginn, 2nd place; Linda Findley; Phyllis Johnson; and Doris Prickett.
Bean will represent Calhoun County at the Alabama Farmers Federation Heritage Cooking Contest in September in Montgomery.
District 3 Young Farmers Meeting
Selwood Farm in Talladega County hosted the District 3 Young Farmers for a meeting June 2. Thirty-six people attended, including Alabama Farmers Federation District 6 Director Dell Hill. From left are Tallapoosa County Young Farmers member Clint Burgess, District 3 State Young Farmers Committee representative and Calhoun County Young Farmers Chairman Adam Wilson, Clay County Young Farmers member Paige Teague, Randolph County Young Farmers Chairman Ben Johnson and Talladega County Young Farmers Chairman Amy Stephens.