February 15, 2018
Industry insights, cutting-edge research updates and committee member elections were all part of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 6-8.
Talladega County row crop farmer Jeremy Wilson said the meeting was a great chance to network and learn tips to improve on-farm production.
“I enjoy going to this meeting every year to listen to speakers talk about current issues we’re dealing with on our farms,” said Wilson, who is on the State Soybean Committee. “It’s also important for us to be involved in our commodity committees to help keep our farms profitable for years to come.”
The Federation’s Brian Hardin said the meeting sets the course for a successful year for the organization’s committees, some of which manage checkoff dollars and promote Alabama agriculture.
“Thanks to our great speakers, Alabama farmers are learning applicable information to increase yields and performance and the importance of diversification on their farms,” said Hardin, the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department director.
Researchers and industry leaders made presentations to the Federation’s Bee & Honey; Beef; Catfish; Cotton; Dairy; Equine; Forestry; Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod; Hay & Forage; Horticulture; Meat Goat & Sheep; Pork; Poultry; Soybean; Wheat & Feed Grains; and Wildlife Resources divisions. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association annual meeting and trade show was in Dothan Feb. 8.
Commodity committee members were elected to three-year terms, and outgoing committee members were honored as well. View the list of new committee members here.