July 21, 2021
Visit Eva To Sample Bama's Best Chicken Tenders
In the quest for Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders, one eatery rules the roost — Bobby’s Restaurant in Eva.

The Morgan County institution, owned by April and John Hall, is known for basketfuls of deep brown tenders covered in crunchy bits of breading. Crinkle-cut fries, fresh-cut slaw, perfectly buttered Texas toast and homemade sauces round out the judge-approved meal.

The Alabama Farmers Federation Poultry Division sponsored the contest, which highlights how Alabamians flock to their favorite bird (poultry is a $15 billion industry in the state). 
Young Farmers Workshop A Success
A great crop of Young Farmers visited the Alabama Farmers Federation home office July 16 for a Chairman Workshop.

They learned about
  • effective county committees
  • policy
  • out-of-the-box events
  • commodity groups
  • prospective speakers
  • social media and more!
Duvall Visits With County Presidents
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall joined Alabama farmer-leaders at the County Presidents Conference in Nashville July 8-11. Duvall spoke about stepped-up basis, grassroots and the importance of sharing farmers’ stories in Washington. He is pictured with Henry County Farmers Federation President Ed White.

“We are farmers, and we plant seeds everyday," Duvall said. "What kind of seeds are you planting? Opportunity or challenge? Happiness or sadness? Are we planting seeds of success or failure? Satisfaction or turmoil? Are you planting seeds of hope or desperation? We are Americans. There is always hope.”
Federation Celebrates Bill Signings
Alabama farmers celebrated legislative wins July 8 during ceremonial bill signings with Governor Kay Ivey.

Three highlights include bills that
  • Allow small farm wineries to self-distribute products (pictured)
  • Help further expand and provide funding for broadband
  • Name the sweet potato Alabama's state vegetable
Events & Deadlines

  • Sept. 25 — Ag Roundup at Auburn University

  • September — Campaign Schools for prospective elected officials
Don't Miss These Episodes Of Simply Southern TV
Tune into Simply Southern TV on RFD-TV Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Central for these shows:

  • July 21 - Flavors of the Black Belt Trails, Burritt on the Mountain, controlling wild hogs and a Skillet Pork Chops with French Onion Gravy recipe

  • July 28 - pre-empted by Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo coverage

  • Aug. 4 - Folk artist Jessie LaVon, Service Dogs of Alabama, Ask A Farmer focused on catfish and a Lemon Pepper Catfish recipe
In Memory