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December 06, 2008   Email to Friend 

Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
December 06, 2008

Talent Find winners were, from left, April Glover of Elmore County, first place, and Anne-Marie Hall of Franklin County, runner-up.
MOBILE, Ala. - April Glover of Elmore County won first place in the Alabama Farmers Federation Talent Find contest Sunday night when she sang "Broken Wing" during the opening session of the organization's 87th annual meeting in Mobile. April, 18, received $1,000 as the winner and will perform at various Farmers Federation functions throughout the coming year.

She is the daughter of Keith Glover of Wetumpka and a freshman at Troy University majoring in broadcast journalism.

Anne-Marie Hall of Franklin County was first runner-up in the Talent Find Contest and received $500 for her gospel performance of "Jesus Loves Me." Anne-Marie, 18, is the daughter of Terry and Susan Hall of Russellville. She is a freshman at the University of North Alabama where she is a member of the Collegiate Singers and other choral groups.

The Talent Find competition is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation's Young Farmers Division and features the talents of those between the ages of 17 and 25.

Saturday evening marked the opening session of the Federation's annual meeting with the theme "Farmers, Hands that Feed the World."

Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry A. Newby presented his annual report during the opening session where he highlighted the accomplishments of the organization in 2008 and reviewed the challenges and successes farmers experienced during the past year.

The Alabama Farmers Federation, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, has more than 430,000 members.

Meetings will continue Sunday morning when Alabama's Outstanding Young Farm Family will be named.

On Monday, Alabama Public Service Commissioner Jan Cook will receive the Service to Agriculture Award -- the highest award presented by the Federation, and Alabama Supreme Court Justice Harold See will receive the Judicial Excellence Award.

Five hundred voting delegates, representing farmers from throughout the state, will elect new leaders for the organization during the Monday afternoon business session. That evening, the new Miss Alabama Agriculture will be crowned.

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