Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr.

Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. (HM1SJK)

Location: Dadeville, AL 36853 Tallapoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 49.791', W 85° 45.827'

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1962 - 1968

— County Agent and Civic Leader —

Fletcher Farrington, after graduating from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), came to Tallapoosa County as a county agent for the Agricultural Extension Service in 1932. Concluding that soil erosion was the local farmers most pressing problem, he launched a cooperative program that loaned small farmers the large tractors needed to introduce the newly developed "Nichols terrace" method of plowing hillside cropland.
With the support of the county judge and commissioners, the program was widely emulated as an effective soil conservation tool during the Great Depression.

In 1934, Farrington organized the Dadeville Kiwanis Club and served
as its first president. As county agricultural agent and Dadeville community leader, he embraced the idea of "Farm-City Week," a program that brought agricultural and business leaders together to share ideas. Soon after it was introduced to and adopted by Kiwanis International in 1955, Farrington became one of the program's national spokesmen. He retired from the Extension Service in 1961 and began working for the Alabama Farm Bureau's Rural Urban Relations Division. There, he initiated the Agribusiness Career Day program to encourage youth to stay in farming as a business.
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HM NumberHM1SJK
Year Placed2015
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 615707 N 3633101
Decimal Degrees32.82985000, -85.76378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.791', W 85° 45.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 47.46" N, 85° 45' 49.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Eufalla St, Dadeville AL 36853, US
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