State Young Farmers Committee Members Attend District 2 Meeting
Two State Young Farmers Committee members from Limestone County joined 70 other young farmers for the Distrct 2 meeting Feb. 21 at Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville. Committee Chairman Jerry Allen Newby of Limestone County was the guest speaker. Pictured are State Young Farmers Committee members who attended including Newby, District 2 Representative Lee Haynes of Cullman County and Distrct 1 Representative Ben Maples of Limestone County.
Outgoing, Incoming County Presidents Honored
Incoming Limestone County Farmers Federation President Jeff Peek and outgoing President Paul Looney were recognized during the Presidents Luncheon at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 95th annual meeting Dec. 5 in Montgomery. Looney, center, received a plaque for his six years of service, and Peek, right, received a pin to commemorate his election. The two are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Limestone County Young Farmers Host Countywide FFA Discussion Meet
The Limestone County Farmers Federation and the Young Farmers Committee recently hosted an FFA Discussion Meet contest for the six FFA chapters in Limestone County. The contest had 45 FFA members participate through three days of local chapter competitions, county contests and a final round of the top four individuals. The contest stimulated a committee meeting where participants held a courteous debate on a variety of agriculture topics including food labeling, careers in agriculture and sustainability in agriculture.
From left are the four finalists: Elkmont High School’s Gracie McMahan, fourth place; East Limestone High School’s Hunter Newby, third place; Elkmont High School’s Luke Campbell, second place; and Elkmont High School’s Natalie Bartlow, first place.
Limestone County Student Studying Agriculture Receives College Scholarship
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Chapman Bodiford of Athens was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Bodiford graduated from Athens High School and studies pre-biosystems engineering.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Limestone County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Bodiford and Federation North Region Vice President Rex Vaughn.