December 15, 2017
Hundreds of farmers will gather Feb. 6-8 to discuss challenges, ideas and the agricultural forecast at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery.
Early registration closes Jan. 8 and is $37. An additional fee applies for late registration.
Feb. 6 — Bee & Honey; Beef; Pork; Soybeans; and Wheat & Feed Grains
Feb. 7 — Cotton; Equine; Horticulture; Meat Goat & Sheep; Poultry; and Wildlife
NOTE: The Alabama TREASURE Forest Association board of directors will meet in the afternoon.
Feb. 8 — Catfish; Dairy; Forestry; Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod; and Hay & Forage
Over three days, farmers will attend educational seminars and elect state commodity committee members. The Federation’s Brian Hardin encouraged county leaders to carefully consider nominees for state committees and county voting delegates who will elect state committee members.
“Our state committees are the farmers’ voice,” said Hardin, the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department director. “Through them, the organization invests in agricultural research, educational programs and promotions. Issues and challenges they identify drive our work in public policy with state agencies, the state Legislature and in Washington, D.C.”
Register at AlfaFarmers.org. Contact Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268 for more information.