Going Hog Wild For Project Pig Squeal
The Northeast Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal Project livestock show and auction was April 29 in Sand Rock. The project, where participants raised two hogs, lasted 105 days.
Local Agriculture Leader Meets With Legislators
A.L.F.A. Leader and DeKalb County farmer Leah McElmoyl, center, met with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell and State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, during a dinner Feb. 21 at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office in Montgomery. The dinner was part of a weeklong session for members of the Agricultural Leaders for Alabama (A.L.F.A.) class focused on Federation policy and governmental affairs.
County Young Farmers Attend District Meeting
Seventy-three young farmers attended the District 2 Young Farmers Meeting Feb. 21 at Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville. State Young Farmers Chairman Jerry Allen Newby of Limestone County was the guest speaker. Pictured above are DeKalb County Young Farmers members.
DeKalb County Student Studying Agriculture Receives College Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Hannah Wootten of Henagar was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Wootten graduated from Sylvania School and studies horticulture.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the DeKalb 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, Wootten and Federation State Board Member Phillip Thompson.