The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Russell Durrance as its Dairy, Poultry and Pork divisions director July 1. He’s also responsible for policy in those areas.
Durrance said he’s eager to advocate for producers on behalf of the state’s largest farm organization.
“After working with a poultry integrator for two years, I’m excited to help Alabama’s farmers through the Federation,” said Durrance, 24, a native of Newnan, Georgia. “I’ve always been passionate about where my food comes from, and this allows me to give back to the farmers who provide us so much.”
Durrance graduated from Auburn University with a degree in agricultural business and economics in 2017. He joins the Federation from Pilgrim’s Pride Live Operations in Chattanooga, where he was a broiler service technician.
In his free time, Durrance enjoys spending time at the lake with family, grilling and watching sports. He and wife Stephanie live in Montgomery.