FARM OF DISTINCTION WINNER TO BE NAMED AT AWARDS PROGRAM
"BIRMINGHAM, Ala." Some of the best farmers in the state will be recognized during the annual Alabama Farm-City Awards program April 24 in Birmingham. Outstanding Farm-City committees throughout the state and children who participated in Farm-city activities also will be recognized during the luncheon at the Wynfrey Hotel.
Nine farms from throughout the state will compete for the title of the 2001 Alabama Farm of Distinction. This year's nominees include Roger and Brenda Jones of Madison County., Robert and Mary Brown of DeKalb County, Gary and Carolyn Weatherly of Marion County, Butch and Carla Bostick of Tuscaloosa County, Hal and Dordie Hayes of Chilton County, Mose Tucker of Chambers County, John and Nancy Rudd of Russell County, James and Gayle Snell of Coffee County and Bert and Linda Driskell of Mobile County.
The Alabama Farm of Distinction winner will receive a $1,500 cash award and a customized farm sign. The winner also will compete for the Lancaster/Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year in October.
Winners in two divisions of the Farm-City Poster Contest (grades K-3 and 4-6) will be recognized during the program. Winners will receive savings bonds and their schools will receive a cash award.
Winners will be named in the Farm-City Essay Contest that is open to students in grades 7-9 and 10-12. The first and second place winner in each division will receive a savings bond and their school will receive a cash award.
County Farm-City committees compete in two divisions, counties with a population greater than 35,600 and counties with a population less than 35,600. The Best Farm-City Committee will be named in each division and an Overall Best Farm-City Committee will be named. County Committees also will be recognized by division for various projects and accomplishments they have achieved in the past year.