Farmers Help Feed Hurricane Irma Evacuees
On Sept. 12, members of Dale County's Farmers Federation, Young Farmers, Cattlemen's Association and Extension worked together to help feed Hurricane Irma evacuees who were housed at the Ozark Civic Center.
Dale County Student Receives $1,750 Agriculture Foundation Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Tucker Thompson was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Thompson is an agronomy and soils, production track, major. The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Dale County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Thompson and Federation Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat.
APPA Executive Director Visits Local Farms
Alabama Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Caleb Bristow visited with farmers in the Wiregrass May 25. From left are Bristow and Dale County farmer Jerry Byrd.
Students Love Learning About Agriculture During Ariton High Farm Day In Dale County
Members of the Ariton High School FFA, along with Alfa Insurance and the Dale County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee, had a booth at Ariton High Farm Day March 23 during National Ag Week. The booth provided ag career information for older students and coloring books for younger students.
County Hosts Legislative Meeting With Leaders In Local, State, Federal Governments
Dale County Farmers Federation held its annual legislative meeting Monday, March 13. From left are Cindy Pate from Congressman Martha Roby's office, Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting, Dale County Farmers Federation President Chris Carroll, Alabama Sen. Jimmy Holley, Alabama Reps. Steve Clouse and Alan Boothe and Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan.
Dale County Women's Leadership Committee Enjoys Annual Meeting
Members of the Dale County Farmers Federation's Women's Leadership Committee (WLC) enjoyed the annual state WLC luncheon during the Alabama Farmers Federation's 95th annual meeting in Montgomery. The luncheon was held at the Embassy Suites, and awards were presented to outstanding county WLCs. Each attendee took home a Christmas ornament as a party favor.
Book Donated To Midland City Elementary School
Dale County Farmers Federation's Women's Leadership Committee member Stephanie Stevens, left, presents an accurate ag book to Midland City Elementary school librarian Candace Parker Ward.
The book is called First Peas To The Table. Through a donation from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Alabama's Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC), nearly 1,000 books were distributed to school libraries across the state.
Dale County Farm-City Celebration
Dale County farmers headed to the city of Ozark Nov. 14 to learn about the town's new airport during Farm-City Week 2016. Tour attendees learned about the local sheriff's department's helicopters and planes; heard about flight educational opportunities for students; and learned about Bell Helicopter, which has a facility in Ozark.