Ag leader goes to Montgomery

first_img Email the author Print Article Ag leader goes to Montgomery You Might Like Maxine Ellen Fields Maxine Ellen Fields, age 86, a resident of Elmore, AL died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at her home. Funeral services… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Published 9:18 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011 “Every two years, each participating county selects an emerging leader in agriculture through an application process. The applicants can be directly or indirectly involved in some field of agriculture. Some of the class members are farmers and others are involved in related fields of agriculture.”The 2009-11 Agricultural Leaders For Alabama class will graduate in December and Pritchett said the program has been beneficial to her, as a teacher and as an emerging leader in the field of agriculture.“This program has been a great learning experience because we have learned about issues facing agriculture in the near future, about business in general and we’ve had opportunities to develop our leadership skills,” Pritchett said. “One important issue that we are facing is that of migrant workers. The immigration bill will have a great affect on the workforce that is struggling to plant and harvest crops with a shortage of workers.”Pritchett said the Forever Wild program will be debated because it is affecting farmland availability because private land is being used for hunting and other forms of recreation.center_img “Monica and I had an opportunity to meet with our area legislators about issues that affect agriculture and the state budget process,” Pritchett said. “We heard the state-of-the-state address by Gov. Robert Bentley and our class had a special meeting with State Treasure Young Boozer.”Pritchett said other meetings were held with Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan and Alabama Department of Environmental Management Director Lance LeFleur.“Agricultural Leaders For Alabama is a two-year program and each class has about 20 members,” Pritchett said. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Participants in the Agricultural Leaders For Alabama program recently attended a three-day program on state government in Montgomery. The leaders included Kelly Pritchett of Pike County and Monica Carroll of Dale County. From left are Agriculture Leaders For Alabama Program Director Mitt Walker, Pritchett, Carroll and A.L.F.A. Program Director Brandon Moore.Two leaders in the field of agriculture who are a part of the Pike County community attended in a three-day program on state government in Montgomery last week.Kelly Pritchett of Pike County and Monica Carroll of Dale County are participants in the Agricultural Leaders For Alabama program, which is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation.Pritchett is an instructor at the Agriscience and Technology Center Academy at Goshen High School and Carroll is a member of the Pioneer Farmers Market in Troy. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The cost of farm land is being driven up and, too, there is less land to farm,” Pritchett said.“There are many issues that will have an impact on Alabama agriculture in the near future and, as leaders in agriculture, we will have to face them.”last_img read more