St. Clair County was recognized in the Education & Agriculture Promotion category for a crops teaching garden for the Big Oak Ranch. St. Clair County’s Young Farmers Committee planted a 1.5-acre vegetable garden at the ranch that will feed 100 children and their house parents.
“This is a great example of a Young Farmers Committee serving the local community, and the work the committee did at Big Oak Ranch will pay dividends for years to come,” said Brandon Moore, Young Farmers Division director for the Alabama Farmers Federation. “The garden gave the Young Farmers Committee a presence in the community and taught a future generation of young leaders the importance of agriculture. We are so thankful to the ranch for allowing the St. Clair County Young Farmers to take on this project.” read more