Cultivator — February 12, 2016
New Leaders Elected During Conference
Elmore County farmers Sara and Chase Chapman talk to Alabama Farmers Federation Area 5 Organization Director David Heflin, right, Feb. 2 at the Federation’s annual Commodity Organizational Conference in Montgomery. The Chapmans were among nearly 900 farmers from across the state who attended the three-day conference.
Alabama Farmers Federation members elected leaders for 16 commodity groups Feb. 2-4 at the Commodity Organizational Conference in Montgomery.
Over three days, nearly 900 Alabama farmers discussed challenges, set goals and helped establish Federation policy.
Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Brian Hardin said the annual meeting charts the course of the state’s largest farm organization.
“State commodity committee members are all farmers who are elected by farmers,” Hardin said. “Who better to determine the goals and issues these commodity committees will address than farmers? It’s a true grassroots structure.”
New members were elected to the state commodity committees for 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.
Outgoing commodity committee members were honored at luncheons each day. They are Joe Lambrecht, Elmore County, Bee & Honey; Paul Wheeler, Perry County, Catfish; Jimmy Miller, Blount County, Cotton; Toni Flowers, Montgomery County, Equine; Jackie Loyd of Jackson County and Michael Jenkins of Jefferson County, Horticulture; Albert Miller, Mobile County, Pork; Mike Carnes, Marshall County, Poultry; Pat Buck, Sumter County, Soybean; and Chip Stacey, Conecuh County, Wildlife.
Alabama peanut farmers met Feb. 11 in Dothan for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association annual meeting. For more information, visit alpeanuts.com.
For a full meeting review, including lists of new commodity committee members, read the March issue of Neighbors.
Articles in this issue
- New Leaders Elected During Conference
- Farmers Support Amendment One
- Interim Rule Deals With HPAI Payments
- Heifer Improvement Program Implemented
- February 2016 Calendar Of Events
- Peanut Production Meetings Planned Across State
- Jimmersons Receive Helene Mosley Award
- Conference Aspires To Educate And Inform Youth
- February 2016 Upcoming Deadlines
- February 2016 Commodity Corner
- Federation Welcomes FSA Committees
- New Member Wins ATV
- Ag Secretary Denies Cottonseed Oil Request
- Bibb County Farmers Donate Tractor
- February 2016 Obituaries