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Conference Honors Commodity Leaders

March 12, 2014

More than 750 Alabama farmers attended the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Commodity Producers Conference, Feb. 4-6, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery.

Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Brian Hardin said the conference allows county commodity leaders to set priorities and learn about issues that could affect their farms.

“This conference is one of the Federation’s most important meetings of the year because it brings together leaders in every commodity,” Hardin said. “They share ideas, voice concerns and elect representatives to serve on their state committees.”

Each day, outgoing commodity leaders were recognized for service to their state committee during lunch. Those honored were Richard Edgar of Elmore County, State Cotton Committee; Art Sessions of Mobile County, State Horticulture Committee; Wess Hallman of Blount County and J.C. Holt of Colbert County, State Meat Goat & Sheep Committee; and Diane Payton of DeKalb County, State Dairy Committee.

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