By Debra Davis
Steven Blackmon, a native of Georgetown, Georgia, has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation Organization Department where he will serve farmers in Tallapoosa, Coosa, Clay, Talladega, St. Clair and Cleburne counties.
Blackmon began his job May 29. He said he’s excited about working with farmers and the state’s largest farm organization.
“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 makes him a good fit for the job.
“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. degree in agricultural economics and business in 2014. The couple was active in the Auburn Christian Student Center and participated in several youth mission trips. They currently live in Auburn.
Before joining the Federation, Blackmon was assistant manager at Taleecon Farmers Cooperative in Notasulga and Wetumpka.
Blackmon enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities and describes himself as a big fan of Auburn football.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with nearly 360,000 members and is an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation.