News Conecuh County’s Smith Joins Federation Field Staff

Conecuh County’s Smith Joins Federation Field Staff

Conecuh County’s Smith Joins Federation Field Staff
June 3, 2024 |

Conecuh County young farmer Cameron Smith joined the Alabama Farmers Federation field staff April 29. As Area 9 organization director, Smith will serve farmers in Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Marengo, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties.

Smith brings a friendly demeanor and deep appreciation for agriculture to the role, said Organization Department Director Matthew Durdin.

“I have known Cameron for a little over 10 years and have been able to watch him excel in the agricultural industry,” Durdin said. “He fits our Core 4 values of Faith, Family, Integrity and Community. I’m excited for our members in Area 9 and the relationships that will be forged for years to come.”

Smith was raised in Cullman County’s Vinemont community, where he cultivated a love for agriculture by working for local farmers. He’s called Castleberry in south Alabama home since marrying Christin, his wife of nine years. An avid hunter, Smith is raising sons Booker, Briggs and Brier Klay to appreciate the great outdoors at Booker Farms, his in-laws’ cattle operation. 

Since graduating from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in agricultural business and economics, Smith has continued to build a network of farmer-friends across the state through previous positions with Americot and GreenPoint Ag, plus involvement with the Conecuh County Farmers Federation. He’ll use that experience and understanding of the Federation’s mission when visiting members, engaging with local Alfa Insurance staff and connecting county leaders to state-level resources.

“There’s something about farming that draws you in, no matter what commodity it is,” said Smith, 35. “I am extremely thankful for the time I’ve had outside the Federation. I’ve seen the reality of farming and sat with farmers to make life-changing decisions about what their farm was going to look like the next year. I want whatever we’re working on to have a positive effect on the people who are the backbone of our nation.”

Smith is one of 10 area organization directors (commonly called field men). His Area 9 formerly included Crenshaw County, now served by Area 8 Organization Director Jacob Davis. 

Smith brings extensive community involvement to the Federation. He’s first vice president of the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts; chairs the Conecuh County Soil & Water Conservation District; and represents local alumni on the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club board. The Smiths worship at CrossWay Ministries Church in Andalusia. 

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