Leaders of the state’s largest farm organization will gather Feb. 4-6 in Montgomery for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Commodity Organizational Conference.
Nearly 700 farmers representing 16 commodities are expected to attend the three-day conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The conference has a three-fold purpose: to elect state commodity committee members, establish goals and priorities from commodity leaders, and share thoughts and information on current issues, said Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Brian Hardin.
“This meeting is important to farmers because it allows Federation members to select leaders who will be their voice,” Hardin said. “The meeting is vital to the Federation commodity staff because we get information from farmers on their challenges and priorities for the coming year.”
Pre-registration is $30 per day and must be received by Jan. 10. After this date, registrants should expect an additional $30 late fee.
On-site registration will be $70 per day. To register, visit http://bit.ly/19CQCVh.
Registration opens daily at 8:30 a.m., and commodity sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Meetings should conclude by 3:30 p.m.
Federation President Jimmy Parnell is expected to speak during lunch each day of the conference. A list of session speakers is available online at the conference registration website.
The state’s peanut farmers will meet Jan. 30 in Dothan for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association meeting. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. On-site registration is at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit alpeanuts.com.