Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mobile Bay was busy this morning as ships and tugboats ran up and down the bay as the sun started to rise. This was the view from our motel room on the 17th floor at the Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. I was asked to judge the Alabama Young Farmers Farm Family competition along with two other individuals. It was a quick trip but it was very enjoyable meeting and talking with these young farm families. It made me feel young after having a birthday this week.
Brandon Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation Young Farmer Director, briefed us on what we were about to do in the judging process. Kirsten Johnson, Mississippi Young Farmer Director, and on the other side of me, Ray Hilburn, Alabama Poultry and Egg Association Membership Director, listen to the instructions we were to follow in the interviewing of the young farm families.