Dallas County students attend ALFA Conference

Published 8:27 am Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Five Dallas County students attended the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference last week at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

Jack Johnson, Delaney McHugh, Casey Yeager, John Wallis Gilmore, and Frederick Gilmore attended the free event. Casey Pouncey of Lowndes Academy also participated.

The conference was for 9th and 10th-grade students, teaching them how to advocate for agriculture, identify their potential and step into leadership roles. Sponsors for the event were the Alabama Farmers Federation, Dallas County Farmers Federation, and Alabama Ag Credit.

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“In a nutshell, we bring students in to learn a lot about leadership development, but along the way, we want to make them advocates for agriculture,” said Federation Young Farmers Division Director Hunter McBrayer, who helped organize the annual conference. “No matter what county or background you come from, we need good leaders for our community and state, and we need good voices for agriculture.”