Local Farmers Elected To Serve On State Commodity Committees
Covington County’s Kenneth Northey was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Poultry Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. From left are Federation Poultry Division Director Guy Hall and Northey.
Covington County’s Ricky Jones was re-elected to a three-year term on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Forestry Committee during the 2019 Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6. He was also elected committee vice chair. From left are Federation Forestry Division Director William Green and Jones.
Covington County Student Studying Agriculture Earns College Scholarship
Auburn University student Taylor Thompson of Covington County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Covington County Farmers Federation. She was recognized at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn Sept. 20. Thompson is a senior studying horticulture and is from Opp. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Thompson, Covington County Farmers Federation President Kenneth Northey, Federation District 10 Director Steve Stroud and Federation Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat. Not pictured are recipients Brandon Buckelew, Eli Russell and Peyton Zessin.
Holt Competes In Annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet Contest
Justin Holt of Andalusia in Covington County was one of 15 competitors in the 2018 Young Farmers Discussion Meet contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where contestants examine and problem-solve pressing agricultural issues. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Holt.