January 18, 2018
Online registration for the Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery closes Jan. 22 and is $60. Hundreds of farmers will meet Feb. 6-8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel to discuss challenges, ideas and the agricultural forecast for 16 commodities represented by the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Register at AlfaFarmers.org. On-site registration is $70 per day and does not include lunch.
Over three days, farmers attend educational seminars and elect state commodity committee members. The meeting is organized by the Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department, directed by Brian Hardin. 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,” Hardin said. “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.”
Contact Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268 for more information.
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association annual meeting is Feb. 8 in Dothan. Registration for the event is available at ALPeanuts.com.