Alabama Farmers Federation members will flock to Montgomery for the 98th annual meeting Dec. 8-9. Meeting registration closes Oct. 23 at AlfaFarmers.org.
Gov. Kay Ivey will address members, and former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a “Fox News” commentator, will close out the general session on the final evening.
The two-day meeting includes business sessions for the Federation’s Young Farmers Division and Women’s Leadership Division, in addition to electing leadership for the organization’s state board of directors.
Board elections will be for secretary-treasurer (statewide); Central Area vice president; and Southwest Area vice president. District elections include directors for District 2, which includes Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties; District 5, which includes Bibb, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties; District 8, which includes Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens and Sumter counties; and District 11, which includes Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Mobile and Washington counties.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., will receive the Service to Agriculture Award, the Federation’s highest honor.
Awards also will be presented to distinguished individual Federation members, as well as outstanding county Federations, Women’s Leadership committees and Young Farmers groups.
Other events include:
A concert by country music star Clay Walker. Order tickets at TicketMaster.com
A silent auction for the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation
A tribute breakfast memorializing former county leaders who passed away in 2019
Naming and recognizing Young Farmers contest winners
A new meeting app will also be used during the conference.