Farmers Federation Seeks Nominations For Extension, Research Awards
The Alabama Farmers Federation is accepting nominations to recognize Auburn University (AU) researchers and Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) personnel whose work tangibly affects farmers and the state’s agricultural industry.
Nominations are due June 7 here.
“We’re working with AU College of Agriculture, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences and Extension leadership to recognize staff who have made a difference for Alabama farmers,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “We’re excited to honor award winners at the Alabama Farm & Land Expo in Mobile in front of hundreds of farmers, many who benefit from their research.”
For the second year, the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation will sponsor two awards. The recipients address problems relevant to Alabama agriculture and forestry, which have a $70 billion economic impact annually.
The Alfa Award for Production Agriculture Research will recognize AU faculty for creative and original research. The winner receives up to $10,000 in program support, which can fund graduate students or research operations.
The Alfa Award for Extension will honor ACES staff developing or implementing solutions for stakeholder-identified problems. The winner receives up to $5,000 for programming costs.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization, representing more than 340,000 member families and 17 commodity groups. It is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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