Walker County Cattlemen’s Association hosts annual banquet

By ELANE JONES, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 2/18/18

The Walker County Cattlemen’s Association hosted its annual banquet last Saturday, Feb. at Bevill State Community College in Sumiton. The winner of the groups’ annual scholarship and officers for 2018 were announced during the event.

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Walker County Cattlemen’s Association hosts annual banquet

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The Walker County Cattlemen’s Association hosted its annual banquet last Saturday, Feb. at Bevill State Community College in Sumiton. The winner of the groups’ annual scholarship and officers for 2018 were announced during the event.

The WCCA President Tyler McClendon served as master of ceremonies for the banquet, and thanked everyone for coming out on such a rainy night.

Following the meal, McClendon introduce the guest speakers, Michael Agar, who serves as the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association State Director of Industry Relations and Youth Programs, and Connie Cooner Rowe, who is a member of the Alabama House of Representative.

Agar spoke to the group about the many programs the State Association is currently working on, as well as legislation pertaining to the agriculture industry that is currently before the Alabama House of Representative and Senate.

Rowe said she didn’t know a whole lot about the Agriculture Industry when she ran for office, but she’s learning more and more every day.

“I have a law enforcement background and knew next to nothing about farming or raising cattle,” Rowe said. “But I’ve learned a lot about the Agriculture Industry since I took office, and I plan to learn even more. Because I want to represent everyone in my district to the best of my ability, and that includes our cattlemen and farmers.”

McClendon announced the winner of the WCCA Scholarship, which is given each year to a local student who is interested in going into either the field of agriculture or fields related to the agriculture industry in some way.

“This year’s winner is Trace Medders, a senior at Dora High School,” McClendon said.

Medders plans to further his education at Bevill State Community College’s Sumiton Campus and study welding.”

The WCCA officers for 2018 were also announced: Tyler McClendon, president; Billy Elswick, vice president; Grant Nichols, secretary; and Jud Aldridge, treasurer.

McClendon thanked all the sponsors who helped to make the annual banquet possible, including TriGreen Equipment of Jasper who gave away a chainsaw to Bartley Wyers of Eldridge.

The WCCA is a serviced based non-profit organization and a chapter of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.

Their mission is to enhance the business climate of the county’s beef cattle industry, while promoting a positive image and educating consumers that beef is a safe, wholesome, nutritious and convenient food product.