As a part of Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Catfish Producers is represented at the state and national levels through departments of Governmental Affairs and National Affairs. The Department of Public Relations provides communications about important issues and notices through its monthly magazine, Neighbors, and biweekly newsletter,Cultivator.
The Local Connection
County Farmers Federations, with the assistance of Area Organization Directors, provide support and a mechanism to address issues on the local level. Herein lies the strength of Alabama Farmers Federation. Each county may establish its own Catfish Committee. Needs and requests from producers in the county are the beginning of policy development and the direction of Alabama Catfish Producers. You may contact your county Catfish Chairman, or if none currently exists, the Area Organization Directorin your region or your County President for more information.
Why Should I be a Member of Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Catfish Producers?
The Alabama Farmers Federation brings farmers of all commodities together for a common cause. Together, we can accomplish more for everyone's benefit. The more producers actively participating in Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Catfish Producers, the more effective the organization can be on issues affecting them. With membership in theAlabama Farmers Federation, comes many benefits.
Did you know?
- Alabama's catfish production is second only to Mississippi.
- Alabama's three large-scale processors sell catfish to all 50 states, Canada, Europe and Asia.
- In 2005 Alabama feed mills produced more than 200,000 tons of catfish feed for the first time.
- Eight percent of all fresh water in the lower 48 states originates or passes through Alabama.
- Alabama farmers produce approximately 25 different aquatic species.
- Alabama is home to the world's largest catfish processing plant.