As a part of Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep 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 Meat Goat and Sheep Committee. Needs and requests from producers in the county are the beginning of policy development and the direction of Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers. You may contact your county Meat Goat and Sheep Chairman, or if none currently exists, the Area Organization Director in your region or your County President for more information.
Why Should I be a Member of Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep 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 Meat Goat and Sheep Producers, the more effective the organization can be on issues affecting them. With membership in the Alabama Farmers Federation come many benefits.
Did You Know?
- Alabama has about 11,500 sheep on about 445 farms
- Alabama's goat population is near 39,800 head on approximately 2,259 farms
- The combined products of Alabama's goat and sheep industries are valued at $1.5 million
- Goat meat sells for as much as $3 a pound in ethnic grocery stores.