Calhoun County student Casey Rodgers joined more than 90 teenagers from across Alabama for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Youth Leadership conference. The program, held at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana June 30-July 2, fosters agricultural involvement through interactive workshops. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors in attendance networked with peers from similar backgrounds and honed communication and leadership skills. They also learned about state government and responsibility from Alabama’s State Treasurer and guest speaker Young Boozer.