Attorney Stan Gregory, who has dedicated much of his career to drafting and defending Alabama’s property tax laws, was honored during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 94th annual meeting Dec. 7.
Gregory, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Montgomery, attributed his motivation to help farmers to his rural roots.
“Both of my grandfathers were farmers,” he said. “I understand how hard farmers work and how important they are. The work we’ve done has been important for farmers and, therefore, it is important for the country and the world.”
Earlier that day, Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey received the organization’s highest honor — the Service to Agriculture Award.
Members also heard remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Birmingham, and U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.
Alvin Benn, a writer for the Montgomery Advertiser and Cooperative Farming News was honored with the Federation’s Agricultural Communications Award.
More than 1,200 farmers attended the meeting Dec. 6-7 at Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. Members also enjoyed a Christmas concert by country superstar Wynonna Judd.