Alabama Farmers Federation members from throughout the state will flock to Montgomery for the 98th annual meeting of the state’s largest farm organization Dec. 8-9.
Gov. Kay Ivey will address members, and former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a “Fox News” commentator, will close out the general session on the final evening.
The two-day meeting includes business sessions for the Federation’s Young Farmers Division and Women’s Leadership Division, in addition to electing leaders for the organization’s state board of directors.
Board elections this year will be for secretary-treasurer (statewide); Central Area vice president; and Southwest Area vice president.
District director elections include District 2, which includes Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties; District 5, which includes Bibb, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties; District 8, which includes Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens and Sumter counties; and District 11, which includes Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Mobile and Washington counties.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., will receive the Service to Agriculture Award, the Federation’s highest honor.
Awards also will be presented to distinguished individual Federation members, as well as outstanding county Federations, Women’s Leadership committees and Young Farmers groups.
Other events for the meeting include:
ν A concert by country music star Clay Walker. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com
ν A silent auction to benefit the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF)
ν AFAF tribute breakfast memorializing former county leaders who passed away in 2019
ν Naming the Young Farmers Discussion Meet winner and recognizing other Young Farmers contest winners
A new meeting app is available for those attending the conference. Click here for instructions for downloading the app.