Clanton, Ala. – Johnny Gladney, an Alabama Extension Animal Science and Forages regional agent, was named the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator Award. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association presented the award at the 2018 Alabama BCIA annual meeting, March 10 in Huntsville.
This award goes to an Extension educator who shows support and effective implementation of beef cattle performance programs in Alabama.
“Johnny Gladney’s continued dedication and service to Alabama BCIA through the years, both as a county agent and as a regional agent has never wavered,” said Michelle Elmore, the Alabama BCIA coordinator. “He has made a consistent impact within Alabama in contribution to beef cattle performance programs.”
Gladney works with the BCIA commercial record keeping program by promoting, processing and consulting with Alabama BCIA cattle producers. He has led, coordinated and assisted in many BCIA heifer and bull sales, educational events and also educational extension. Gladney also works with and mentors 4-H youth through livestock judging teams, agri-knowledge teams, livestock exhibiting and much more. He is an advocate of classes for youth that provide instruction in performance record keeping for future cattlemen.
The Alabama BCIA is a nonprofit organization seeking to promote, educate and also facilitate the use of performance data, record keeping and marketing opportunities to improve the Alabama cattle industry. Formed in 1964, BCIA cooperates with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System of Auburn University under a formal agreement. For more information on the Alabama BCIA, visit their website at www.albcia.com.