Pike County Young Farmers are ‘best in state’


first_imgSkip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “We recently hosted a canned food drive with the FFA,” Morris said. “We collected a pickup truckload of items that were donated to a local food kitchen.”The Pike County Young Farmers are between the ages of 18 and 35. They are a dedicated support group for each other and for young people who want to go into farming.  As an organization, Young Farmers are involved in programs that prepare them to be good leaders and successful businessmen and women. “We are an active and informed group of young farmers that are strong advocates for farming and all agriculture,” Morris said. X Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 8, 2016 Email the author The Pike County Young Farmers received the statewide award for the Outstanding Young Farmers Committee in Division 1 at the Alabama Farmers Federation 95th annual meeting in Montgomery on Sunday. The award goes to a Young Farmers’ committee that has demonstrated excellent work and increased involvement over the past year.Jessica Morris, committee chair, accepted the award for the Pike County Young Farmers. “This was a total surprise. We didn’t know until our name was called,” Morris said. “We have been working hard and to be recognized as the best Young Farmers organization in the state was a great honor.” Morris said the focus of the Pike County Young Farmers is the promotion of agriculture in Pike County, in Alabama and across the nation.The Pike County Young Farmers members attend state meetings and commodity conferences in an effort to stay informed about issues that face young farmers and farm programs that help them to be successful.The Pike County Young Farmers attend district meetings including those that focus on laws that affect the farming community and also good business practices. “Community outreach is a part of our mission,” Morris said. “In the fall, we host the annual Farm Day at Cattleman Park for all third graders in the county. They have an opportunity to learn about the different commodities produced in Pike County and about daily farm life.”About 350 students from city, county and private schools and home-school students attended Farm Day this year.“Leadership development is a focus of the Pike County Young Farmers program, so we involve FFA members and Ag Academy students in leadership roles in Farm Day,” Morris said. The Young Farmers are involved in local 4-H and FFA programs as judges for contests and as program leaders. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like ‘Blessed by being involved’: Drive seeks to provide 400 turkeys for needy families during Christmas Kelly Sanders has spearheaded the Turkeys from Heaven project for three years. Each year, more families in need have received… read more Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Pike County Young Farmers are ‘best in state’last_img

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