DeKalb County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
DeKalb County students Maddie Jackson and Kate Smith sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. They attend Fort Payne High School and were sponsored by the DeKalb County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Jackson and Smith.
Derrick Wins Second Runner-Up In Annual Young Farmers Contest
Benton Derrick of Fyffe in DeKalb County was named second runner-up in the Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Participants are involved in agriculture but derive more than half their income off farm. Derrick received a Traeger grill courtesy of the Federation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Derrick.
McElmoyl Graduates From A.L.F.A. Leaders Program
Leah McElmoyl of Geraldine in DeKalb County graduated from the two-year Agricultural Leaders For Alabama (A.L.F.A. Leaders) program in Montgomery Aug. 2. The 17-member A.L.F.A. Leaders Class IV was recognized at the 46th Commodity Producers Conference hosted by the Alabama Farmers Federation, which sponsors the program. Members attended six institutes from Montgomery to Washington, D.C., to Spain during A.L.F.A. Leaders, which stressed personal development, communication, political involvement and an in-depth understanding of the Federation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and McElmoyl, who is an attorney.