November 13, 2017
Influential Alabama leaders are slated to headline the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 96th annual meeting in the Capital City Dec. 3-4.
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt will receive this year’s Service to Agriculture award during the Dec. 3 opening session. Aderholt is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture. He has served in Congress for 20 years.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will deliver the closing address Dec. 4, following a reception with FarmPAC donors.
Throughout the conference, silent and live auctions will raise money for the Alabama Farmers Ag Foundation, and caucus meetings will take place.
Monday morning, county Federation and communication awards will be presented, and four finalists will compete in the Young Farmers Discussion Meet. An ag issues briefing immediately follows.
That afternoon, 500 delegates of the state’s largest farm organization will vote on policy recommendations and elect leaders.
Central and Southwest Region vice presidents are up for election, as is the statewide office of secretary-treasurer.
Directors for the Federation’s 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th districts will also be elected. Chairs and district representatives for the Young Farmers and Women’s Leadership committees will be elected during business meetings Sunday and Monday, respectively.
Country music star Travis Tritt will entertain the crowd Sunday night. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com or by calling (334) 481-5100.
Meal ticket registration closes Nov. 20 at alfafarmers.org.