August 24, 2022
Britt Thanks Farmers For Support
Katie Britt, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, sends a special message to the Alabama Farmers Federation, thanking both Federation members and staff for their support and kindness during her campaign. The General Election is Nov.8.
County Federation Annual Meetings Continue
Alabama Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika, center, and his wife, Oline, visited with Randolph County Farmers Federation (RCFF) Board Member Scotty Noles during the RCFF annual meeting in Wedowee Aug. 20.
The St. Clair County Farmers Federation annual meeting was Aug. 8 in Pell City. County President Matt Smith is pictured with Pell City FFA President Ciara Bradberry.
Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Rick Pate brings a special message during Tallapoosa County Farmers Federation annual meeting Aug. 23 in Dadeville.

Blount County Farmers Federation President Jeff Maze spoke to county members during the local annual meeting Aug. 18 at Dunns Vintage Gardens in Blountsville.
Grant Receives Local Leadership Award
Frank Grant received the Barbour County Senior Leadership Award for many years of service to Barbour County Farmers Federation (BCFF) during a special luncheon Aug. 9.

Grant is a former, longtime BCFF president and was a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation State Forestry Committee. He is involved in both the timber and cattle businesses.
From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell; BCFF President and District 10 Director Trip Horne; and Martha Grant.
Annual Skeet Shoot Set For Nov. 4
The Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF) Skeet Shoot fundraiser is slated for Nov. 4 at Selwood Farm in Alpine.

Registration is open now; only 36 teams will be accepted.

New events specifically for female firearms fanatics include:
  • Shotgun and pistol instruction
  • Shooting practice
  • Wreath-making

Women's event ticket are sold separately from four-person skeet shoot teams.

Contact Preston Roberts or Brittany Daniel to learn more.
Adopt-A-Cow Program Available For Educators
Registration for The Dairy Alliance and Discovery Dairy's Adopt-a-Cow program closes Sept. 15.

The program pairs classrooms with a calf from a dairy farm in Alabama and offers educational materials for teachers along with fun learning opportunities for students.
Season 8 Continues On Simply Southern TV
Tune in to new episodes of Simply Southern TV!

Aug. 28/31: Pratt Gin Mill Restoration; Leather & Lace Motorcycle Club; Ask a Farmer about Data and Technology; and a Southern Bite recipe for Easy Cornflake Cookies

Sept. 3/4/7: Sullivan Creek Ranch; Big Spoon Creamy; Outstanding Young Farm Family runners-up the Henrys of Lawrence County; and a Southern Bite recipe for Dill Pickle Coleslaw

Shows air over the weekend on six broadcast stations and on Wednesdays on national cable network RFD-TV. To find out where and when the show airs near you, visit and click “Where To Watch.”

Be sure to follow Simply Southern TV on Facebook and Instagram.
Quick Clicks
Ag in the Classroom grants are now available through CHS Inc., which provides $500 to pre-Kindergarten-12th grade teachers who implement agriculture in their classrooms. Click here to learn more.

The Pine Forest Landowners Guide focuses on pre-hurricane forest planning, evaluation and recovery. Click here to view.

The White-Reinhardt scholarship program gives educators the chance to earn a paid trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.Click here to learn more.
Events & Deadlines

  • Sept. 15 - Ag in the Classroom grant application deadline

  • Sept. 24 - Ag Roundup before Auburn University's Homecoming game versus University of Missouri

  • Nov. 1 - Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference & Trade Show registration opens. The conference date is Feb. 9-10 in. Gulf Shores.

  • Nov. 4 - Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation annual Skeet Shoot at Selwood Farms in Alpine.
Let's Talk Pork
On this week's Alabama AgCast, hear from Alabama Farmers Federation Creative Technical Director Mike Moody and Federation Pork Division Director Colton Christjohn as they discuss the latest on the pork industry in Alabama.