Etowah County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Etowah County students Aubrey Roe, Cami Cleveland and Willow Sayles sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. Roe is homeschooled, Cleveland attends Pathways Academy, and Sayles is a student at Gadsden City High School. They were sponsored by the Etowah County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Roe, Cleveland and Sayles.
Walters Competes In Annual State Heritage Cooking Contest
Sue Walters of Etowah County entered her recipe for Canapes of Bacon and Chicken Livers in the 2018 Heritage Cooking Contest. The annual contest is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Division and highlights a specific commodity. For 2018, pork was the highlighted commodity.
Canapes of Bacon and Chicken Liver
1 lb. double smoked bacon
1 lb. whole chicken livers
½ tsp of Emeril’s Essence
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup of Panko bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. capers
1 small can of sliced water chestnuts
Toothpicks as needed
Directions: Wrap each liver, a slice of water chestnut, and 3 capers with bacon. Use toothpicks to hold the wrap together. Mix the dry ingredients well and coat the bacon wrapped livers with the dry ingredients. Cook at 350 degrees until done, approximately 45 minutes. Yields about 16.
Book Donation Helps Local Students Learn About Agriculture
Students in Katie Sanford’s Southside Elementary School class participated in National Read A Book Day Sept. 6. They read “John Deere, That’s Who!” which is the American Farm Bureau Foundation’s book of the year.
Congressman Rogers Visits With Farmers From Cheorkee, Etowah Counties
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Sacs, met with farmers Aug. 9 in Centre. Rogers was recently appointed as a U.S. House Farm Bill Conference Committee member.
Above photo — From left are Etowah County Farmers Federation President and Alabama Farmers Federation state board member Donald Sewell, Cherokee County’s Matt McMichen, Rogers, Cherokee County Farmers Federation President John Bert East and Cherokee County’s Bryan East.
Burgess Graduates From A.L.F.A. Leaders Program
Amy Burgess of Altoona in Etowah 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 Burgess, who is a 4-H agent and county Extension coordinator.
Sewell Competes In Annual Young Farmers Excellence In Agriculture Competition
Angela Sewell of Southside in Etowah County was one of seven competitors in the 2018 Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. Excellence in Agriculture contestants are involved in agriculture but derive less than half their income from production ag. The competition consists of an application, PowerPoint presentation and question-and-answer session with judges. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell and Sewell.