Henry County's Peters, Montgomery County's Green Recognized During Alabama Landowners Conference
Leigh Peters of Henry County, center, and William Green of Montgomery County, right, received the Gary Fortenberry Partnership Award, Central Region during the Alabama Landowners Conference Awards Program Oct. 15 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. This award recognizes individuals who have helped the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) carry out its mission through building and growing county chapters, empowering and encouraging landowners, or outreach efforts to youth and others.
They are pictured with ATFA President Lamar Dewberry of Clay County.
The inaugural Alabama Landowners Conference was presented by the Alabama Natural Resources Council, the Alabama Tree Farm Committee and ATFA.
Montgomery County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
Montgomery County students Hunter Culver, Erin Norman, Jeremiah Frazier and Renardo Smith sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. Culver attends Ezekiel Academy, while Norman is a student at Hooper Academy. Frazier attends Pike Road High School, and Smith is a student at Park Crossing High School. They were sponsored by the Montgomery County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Culver, Norman, Frazier and Smith.
Hataway Competes In Annual Heritage Cooking Contest
Sharon Hataway of Montgomery County entered her recipe for Sweet Bacon Pork Shots 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.
Sweet Bacon Pork Shots
1 lb. bacon
2 packages of Kielbasa cut into 1” pieces
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. chili powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the pan. Spray rack with cooking spray. Cut the Kielbasa into 1” pieces. Cut each slice of bacon in half. Wrap each piece of bacon around the Kielbasa, leaving a little room at to be filled. Secure with a toothpick and place on baking sheet.
Combine brown sugar and chili powder. Place a half teaspoon on top of each piece of Kielbasa. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is brown and crispy. Allow to cool.