Show 922 – OYFF Finalists the Loveladys

Growing up in Talladega County, Whit Lovelady always dreamed of being a cattlmen. Amanda, who has fond memories of growing up on her family’s Autauga County farm, shared that dream, too. Now, the couple run Cedar Roost Ranch, where they’re raising their two children along with hay and cattle — commercial and purebred. The work the Loveladys have done to revive Whit’s family farm earned them the honor of 2023 Outstanding Young Farm Family Runner-up. The contest is part of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Young Farmers program.

Grab your partner, and strap on your dancing shoes! At the National Square Dance Convention, every day offers at least 13 hours of dancing. The 72nd convention was held in Mobile, Alabama, and the Party Gras theme made for a do-si-do of happy people and tired feet.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System is back with the Farm and Outdoors segment. Beau Brodbeck heads up this week’s segment with basic tips on staying safe while using a chainsaw.

Next, Randy Brown has always loved farming. On 2,200 acres in Madison County, he and his family raise row crops, but they’ve also branched out into agritourism. Every spring, they welcome visitors to the farm for strawberry season. Brown Farms produces 20 acres of the sweet, red fruit. Thanks to our friends with Alabama Farm Credit for this segment!

That iron skillet in your kitchen is a workhorse. It’s perfect for cooking meats, baking cornbread or charring vegetables. But it can also be used to make dessert! Watch Stacey Little of create this Old Fashioned Skillet Cake using simple pantry ingredients and that ol’ trusty 12-inch iron skillet.

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