Upcoming Events



Farm-City Week 2017

The Farm-City program brings the city and the country together by fostering relationships between rural farmers and urban workers.  This year, the week before Thanksgiving has been designated as Farm-City Week.  This years theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”, and captures the essence of farming.

No other industry or activity is more connected to “life” than agriculture.  Farmers produce the grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products that sustain life.

The Calhoun County Farmer’s Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosted their annual banquet on Tuesday, November 14th, at the Farmers Federation Building in Jacksonville.  Guest speaker was Jeff Helms, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance.   4-H Students who participated in the Farm-City Poster and Essay Contests were recognized.

The Anniston Kiwanis Club invited area farmers, educators, and other community leaders to join them at their meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at the Anniston Country Club.  Guest speaker was Wayne Greene, Ph.D., PAS, Diplomate ACAS Professor and Head,  Department of Animal Sciences Auburn University.  The students’ winning posters and essays were on display.

2018 Beautification Board Awards

The Calhoun County Beautification Board is now accepting nominations for it’s annual awards.  Please take this opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to the beauty of Calhoun County.  Two (2) awards, one in each category will be given for each Commission District.  Deadline for entry is May 31, 2018.  Winners will be announced in mid-June.

Categories are:

COMMERCIAL/CIVIC:   Churches, motels, schools, restaurants, etc.

RESIDENTIAL:                 Single family, multiple family (apartments/condos).

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MAY 31, 2018.

You must provide at least 2 recent photos of the nominated site, taken within the last 12 months.

 

Judging will be based on appearance (well groomed, distinctive looking, harmonious, unified); landscape design (plantings relate to buildings in size & shape, creative use of terrain, blending of plants).

Applications may be downloaded here, or you may pick one up at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108, Anniston.