Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Annie's Leading the way for the Invest An Acre Program

We are so proud of Annie and her desire to help our community and promote agriculture!

If you would like to learn more about the invest an acre program and how to help your community, please visit

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ALFA Farm Tours

This year we were honored take part in the 41st annual Alabama Farmers Federation Commodity Producers Conference. We had 145 people come from the conference in Birmingham to visit our farm and get an up-close look at how we operate.

As the buses pulled up and unloaded, we split everyone up into four groups. Each group toured the farm on a hay ride and made a stop at four points of interest. Each stop lasted about 15 minutes.

First, visitors could travel to the 2,000 acre field to listen to Annie speak about our minimum tillage program. She spoke of the soil benefits provided by minimum and no-till efforts implemented on our farm. She also gave information on the Invest-An-Acre Program.

Next, this group journeyed up the road to Mike who was waiting at the reservoir. He detailed our irrigation system and the wireless communication system we use to control our pivots.

The tour continued at the cattle pen with Jesse. Jesse demonstrated how we run cows through our hydraulic chute. He also showed everyone the technology used to track the growth and keep records of our cows.

The last stop before lunch was with Seth and the grain bins. Here, they heard the details on our newly updated grain management system.

Following the tours, we served a delicious steak sandwich lunch. A special thanks to the Pickens County Cattlemen who cooked the steaks and the ladies who assembled the sandwiches. 

We'd also like to thank ALFA, for giving us the opportunity to share our love for agriculture and to everyone who came out and toured our farm. We hope y'all had as much fun as we did! 

Click here to read more about the event from ALFA's online publication.

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 Alabama Farm of Distinction

Our farm was named the 2013 Alabama Farm of Distinction at the Alabama Farm-City Awards banquet on April 11! A panel of ag-experts chose the winner based on several categories - overall appearance, efficiency, environmental stewardship and leadership of the farm owners.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible for us! We are excited to enter the next phase of the competition where we will represent the state of Alabama in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. This will take place October 15-17.

Annie & Mike with the other state finalists
Our new sign and John Deere gator!! 

Mason taking our prize for a pretend test drive. 

Posing for a family photo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Annie Speaks at the Library's Summer Reading Program

Annie Dee served as a special guest speaker for the Aliceville Public Library's summer reading program, Dig Into Reading. She gave presentation on farming soybeans, corn and wheat to 75 children and over 30 adults. Annie showcased a variety of farm items and also showed a powerpoint presentation featuring numerous photos from our farm.  The presentation concluded with the children each receiving a book about agriculture and a sample of bean, corn and wheat seeds.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Funeral Arrangements for Mary Ann Dee

Thanks to everyone for keeping our family in your prayers during our time of loss. A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, Mary Ann Dee will be missed by us all.

For those needing information regarding the arrangements here is the latest.

Monday, May 20, 2013
5-7 p.m.
at Dogwood Chapel
205 5th Street NE
Aliceville, AL 35442

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church
307 Mobile Road
Aliceville, AL 35442

In leiu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to:

St. Mary’s School
417 Chestnut Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

The Dwelling Place
2824 Dwelling Place Road
Brooksville, MS 39739

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
P.O. Box 533
Macon, MS 39341

Hospice House of West Alabama
3851 Loop Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

The obituary can be found by clicking the following link to the Daily Republican Register. 

Need overnight accomodations?

River Chase Inn (formerly Oak Tree Inn/Best Western)
(662) 726-4334
12710 HWY 45
Macon, MS 39341

Voyager Inn
(202) 373-6344
150 Mobile Road
Aliceville, AL 35442

For additional information contact
Joy Reznicek - (205)399-0221 
Jodie More- (662)617-0487 or (205)373-1033