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Local students hone leadership skills at youth conference

Morgan County students Jonathan Norris and Madyson Swoopes attend the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference earlier this month at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. The conference is designed to teach ninth- and 10th-grade students how to advocate for agriculture, identify their potential and step into leadership roles. Sponsors are the Alabama Farmers Federation, Morgan County Farmers Federation and Alabama Farm Credit. Norris, of Decatur, attends the Alabama School of Cybertechnology and Engineering, while Swoopes, of Trinity, attends West Morgan High School. Alabama Farmers Federation’s Hunter McBrayer and Alabama Farm Credit’s Jacob Robertson (left and right) celebrate the students’ involvement.