The Horticulture Division is composed of growers who produce fruit, nut and vegetable crops. A wide range of horticultural crops is produced in Alabama. We seek to address and meet the unique needs of farmers who produce Alabama's edible horticultural products, including pecans, peaches, strawberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, watermelons, blueberries and sweet corn among many others. Fruit, pecan, and vegetable production amounts to around $57 million annually in cash receipts.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has partnered with the Alabama Farmers Market Authority to promote the Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign. Reminiscent of an antique seed packet, the "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" logo guarantees Alabama consumers are getting the freshest fruits and vegetables possible, and nothing tastes better than fresh.
Concerns of farmers are represented at the state and national levels through departments of Governmental Affairs and National Affairs. The Department of Public Relations provides horticultural news on this website and member publications.
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The strength of the Alabama Farmers Federation lies in the strength of its county Federations. Each county may establish its own Horticulture Committee. There are currently 28 County Horticulture Committees headed by chairmen who are farmers in those respective counties. Needs and requests from producers in the county are the beginning of policy development and the direction of the Division.
Contact your county Horticulture Chairman. If your county does not have a committee, contact your area organization director or county president.