Youth leaders shine

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Nearly 140 high school students from across the state strengthened their leadership skills during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Youth Leadership Conference in Columbiana June 22-24. Divided over three days, the conference seeks to build on each student’s drive to better understand and promote Alabama’s agriculture through character-building activities and interactive workshops. Pictured here from Shelby County are, from left, Matt Barton, Elizabeth Frederick, Dustin Cleckler, Cheyenne Wells and Hayden Leeper.