Former Alabama Farmers Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs (GAP) Department administrative assistant Carla Hornady is stepping into a new role. She recently accepted the position of Cotton, Soybean and Wheat & Feed Grains Divisions director within the same department.
Hornady joined the Federation staff in 2008, but agriculture has always been a part of her life. She grew up in rural Autauga County and was the state FFA secretary in 1994-1995 while a student at Billingsley High School. An Auburn University graduate, Hornady received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics.
“It has been a pleasure to work for an organization that shares my beliefs and values,” said Hornady, 37. “This new role provides an exciting opportunity to work directly with our members. I look forward to visiting their farms, helping promote their industries and maintaining relationships with other agricultural organizations.”
GAP Director Brian Hardin was complimentary of Hornady’s tenure with the organization and said he looks forward to working with her in this new capacity.
“Carla brings with her an energy and passion for agriculture that is unmatched,” Hardin said. “Having worked with our members in the Cotton, Soybean and Wheat & Feed Grains divisions for several years now, she has earned their trust and has an established credibility with them. In this new role, she will be able to do even more for our members.”
Hornady is filling the spot formerly by Buddy Adamson, who retired in 2013. She lives in Billingsley with her husband, Wesley, and their two sons, Jackson, 9, and Caleb, 4.