May 20, 2016
Seventeen agricultural professionals from across the state were recently selected for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Agricultural Leaders For Alabama (A.L.F.A. Leaders) program.
Federation Young Farmers Director Jennifer Himburg said the two-year learning experience equips participants to be more engaged in agribusiness, public policy, farm organizations and their communities.
“The A.L.F.A. Leaders program focuses on personal development, political involvement, effective communication and understanding of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Himburg said. “This is the fourth A.L.F.A class. Previous class members now serve as county presidents; county board members; and as leaders on the county, state and national levels.”
Members of A.L.F.A. Leaders Class IV are, by county, Taber Ellis, Autauga; Lance Miller, Blount; Amy Burgess, Blount/Etowah; Eli Howard, Cullman; Wendy Yeager, Dallas; Leah McElmoyl, DeKalb; Beth Hornsby, Lee; Tyler Sandlin, Limestone; Stinson Ellis and David Lee, Lowndes; Samantha Carpenter, Madison; Hunter McBrayer, Marshall; Cooper Holmes, Perry; John DeLoach, Shelby; Jeremy Wilson, Talladega; and Russell Miller and Daniel Tubbs, Walker.
The program features six multi-day sessions including a Washington, D.C., advocacy experience and an out-of-state agricultural tour. The first session is June 28-July 1.
For more information, visit AlfaYoungFarmers.org.