Covington County Cattlemen’s Association donates to AHS family, consumer sciences

Published 11:00 am Monday, November 6, 2023

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Mitchell Alexander of the Covington County Cattlemen’s Association recently made a monetary contribution to Jana Clark of Andalusia High School as part of Beef Month, recognized in October.

Clark teaches family and consumer sciences classes at AHS. The donation will be used to purchase beef for her class so students can learn about different cuts of meat, the nutritional value of beef, proper cooking temperatures, and more.

“My family and consumer sciences department and I are thankful for Mitchell and the Cattlemen’s Association’s generous donation. We have already utilized the funds in various dishes such as tacos and cheeseburgers for their Halloween party lab. They will continue to use the funds we received throughout the semester,” Clark said.

Alexander currently serves as the vice president for the Covington County Cattlemen’s Association, where he has been an active member for six years. He is a 2012 alumnus of Andalusia High School.

“I first got involved in a leadership role after going through the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program. The YCLP program consists of leadership training and industry tours across the state over the course of a 1-year period. I have been vice president for the last two years and will be taking on the role as president at our next quarterly meeting,” Alexander said.

Alexander added that he is grateful to be involved in the Covington County Cattlemen’s Association.

“Being a part of this organization means that I get to be around people with a common goal in mind. Together, our organization promotes a wholesome, nutritional product that we raise: beef. We want our people to know that Alabama cattlemen are doing their part to provide a great product for consumers.”

In addition to the donation to Clark’s classes, Alexander stated a separate drawing for $250 worth of beef was held at this year’s Covington County Fair.

“Jana does a great job of being active as Andalusia High School’s family and consumer sciences teacher. The board of the Covington County Cattlemen’s Association decided that we would choose her class as one to give back to during Beef Month in Alabama. We look forward to doing more community outreach in the upcoming year and encourage cattle producers to get involved in our association. We strive to promote beef through producer education, consumer education, and community outreach,” he said.

Anyone interested in joining the Cattlemen’s Association may email The organization meets quarterly with the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.

For more information visit the Covington County Cattlemen’s Association page on Facebook.