The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Maggie Edwards as its ag communications specialist July 11. Edwards is a familiar face for the state’s largest farm organization as a former Federation Broadcast Division intern.
In her new role, Edwards will visit farms and create content for Neighbors magazine and the Federation website; produce the biweekly Cultivator leadership e-newsletter; manage the Federation’s social media platforms; and implement special promotional projects.
“Last summer, I was able to get to know some of the kindest, hardest working people in Alabama,” said Edwards, 22. “I believe God has placed me back with the Alabama Farmers Federation for a reason, and I am so excited to serve this organization and tell the stories of our farmers.”
Edwards brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the organization, in addition to existing relationships with Federation members. These were cultivated through time as a state FFA officer, her 2021 internship and her childhood on a poultry farm in Woodland in Randolph County.
This May, Edwards graduated from Mississippi State University (MSU)with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, leadership and communications with a concentration in agricultural communications. At MSU, she was involved with the Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, was an Ag Ambassador and worked on campus creating social media content for the School of Human Sciences. Edwards also served as president of MSU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow organization.
Federation Publications Director Marlee Moore praised Edwards for her creativity, humility and passion for serving Alabama farmers.
“Maggie gets our members,” Moore said. “She put boots on the ground and spent time with our farmers during her broadcast internship, and as the daughter of a farmer, she understands the simultaneous satisfaction and struggle of farm life. As we build on her skill set for print and digital communications, I’m excited to see Maggie further her relationships with our members.”
Edwards graduated from Woodland High School in 2018 and is the daughter of Greg and Sandee Edwards and granddaughter of long-time Randolph County Farmers Federation board member H.G. Miles. She currently lives in Auburn.