The Alabama Farmers Federation, a statewide force in agriculture, lobbying and insurance, will mark its 100th anniversary at its two-day annual meeting, which begins Sunday.
Almost 1,200 farmers from each of Alabama’s 67 counties are expected for the meeting, which will include the election of state leaders of the organization and a program honoring the group’s history.
The program also will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Alfa Insurance Co., which was started by the organization in 1946. The company now provides coverage for more than 1 million farms, homes, cars and businesses.
“The centennial is a time to reflect on the past, remember those who came before us and rejoice in our accomplishments,” Federation President Jimmy Parnell said in a statement. “It’s also a time for recommitment to our values and visions.”
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall, is among the speakers at the gathering.
In other news,
Farmers Union Insurance names Deagan as Wrestler of the week
Wrestler of the Week (11/22-11/28)
Deegan is an 8th grader at BCN High School in her 2nd year of wrestling. Deegan Kirschenmann;s name
will forever be stamped into VCHS Wrestling History, as she is the first ever female to tally a win in a
In the home dual vs Fargo Davies, wrestling at 120 lbs, Deegan pinned Zander Anas of
Davies just 41 seconds into the first period.
Deegan is the daughter of Dustin and Lana Kirschenmann and she has one brother, Rekker and one
Deegan is in Student Council as well as FCCLA. Her favorite sports are wrestling and archery and in her
free time she enjoys skateboarding, art and listening to music.
Her favorite classes are PE and science.
Her favorite foods is ramen. Her favorite video game is Minecraft. Deegan’s most memorable moment of
her wrestling career is her (first ever varsity win) vs Fargo Davies.
The wrestler of the week is sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance -Kirk Olson and Tyler VanBruggen.