The Alabama Farmers Federation is putting boots on the ground through Alabama FarmCorps, a program connecting farmers who need labor with military personnel looking for their next mission amid the coronavirus pandemic.
National Guardsmen, reservists and veterans qualify for FarmCorps. Farmers advertise positions and servicemen apply at AlabamaFarmCorps.org.
The Federation is coordinating the program with the National Guard. U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, supports the program. The FarmCorps concept originated with Arkansas Farm Bureau and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Arkansas, a House Agriculture Committee member.