By Debra Davis
The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Guy Hall has joined the Department of Organization as Area 7 Director, where he will work with farmers in Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery and Russell counties.
Hall, 56, joined the Federation in 2005 and served as commodity director of the Poultry, Pork and Dairy Divisions in the Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department
for almost 14 years. Prior to joining the Federation, he was an adjuster for Alfa Insurance where he specialized in poultry house inspections and claims.
“Guy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position,” said Organization Director Mike Tidwell. “He is a great employee who has forged strong relationships with farmers throughout the state. In recent months, he’s done an outstanding job spearheading work on the Alabama National Fair and the Junior Beef Expo in addition to his normal duties.”
Hall will assist his former commodity divisions through the next few months until a replacement is named. Hall said he also plans to continue working with the fair and cattle shows.
While serving as pork, poultry and dairy division director, Hall helped farmers adhere to environmental regulations. He was the Federation’s point person for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Feeding Operations for several years. Hall said he will continue to help the organization reduce burdensome regulations affecting farmers.
“I’ve enjoyed building relationships with farmers across Alabama, and I’m looking forward to working with farmers in my area,” Hall said. “I love working for the Farmers Federation and serving our members. I’ve been blessed to work for some of the best people in the world.”
A graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, Hall grew up on a row crop and cattle farm in Bullock County. His hobbies include trapping nuisance animals, hunting and weightlifting. He and wife Julie have two grown daughters.
New county assignments for Area 4 Director Stephen Blackmon and Area 5 Director David Heflin also have been made. Blackmon’s counties now include Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega, Tallapoosa and St. Clair counties. Heflin’s counties now include Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson and Shelby counties.