March 10, 2017
The future of agriculture looked bright as a record-setting 385 members attended the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Young Farmers Conference in Montgomery March 3-5.
Representatives from 55 counties enjoyed a change in format this year as farm tours replaced the usual indoor workshops
“While workshops can be very beneficial, there’s nothing like visiting with other farmers and seeing how they make a living,” said Limestone County’s Jerry Allen Newby, who is the 2017 State Young Farmers Committee Chairman.
The announcement of Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists highlighted the Saturday closing banquet. They are Ben and Jessica Johnson of Fyffe in DeKalb County, Beth Hornsby of Auburn in Lee County and Eric and Carrly Lovvorn of Heflin in Cleburne County. The overall winner will be announced at the Federation’s Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham Aug. 5.
For more Young Farmers coverage, visit the Federation’s Facebook page or read the April issue of Neighbors.