Steven Blackmon, a native of Georgetown, Georgia, has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation Organization Department, where he will serve farmers in Clay, Cleburne, Coosa Talladega, Tallapoosa and St. Clair counties.
Blackmon began his job May 29. He said he’s excited about working with farmers and the Federation.
“I love the fact that I get to work with farmers every day,” said Blackmon, 28. “Farmers are the backbone of America.”
As an area organization director, Blackmon is a liaison between the state and county Federations, providing a direct line of communication between both groups. The Federation is composed of 10 areas across the state.
Federation Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell said Blackmon’s character and servant’s heart will be an asset in this career.
“We look forward to Steven meeting members and leaders throughout Area 4 and the rest of the state,” Tidwell said. “He is a bright, observant young man.”
Blackmon grew up on a commercial cattle farm in Georgetown. He met his wife, Whitney, while attending Auburn University, where he graduated with B.S. in agricultural business and economics in 2014. They currently live in Auburn.
Before joining the Federation, Blackmon was assistant manager at Taleecon Farmers Cooperative in Notasulga and Wetumpka. n