The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Emily Jones to its event-planning team July 21. The Troy University graduate is a meeting planner for Destinations, the department that oversees meeting logistics for the Federation and Alfa Insurance.
Jones joins the Federation from Dogwood Media Solutions in Montgomery, where she was a digital media specialist. She brings first-hand knowledge of farm life to the Federation; her family raises beef cattle and row crops near Headland.
“Having grown up in an agriculture family, I am excited to plan events that directly impact rural communities and to work alongside some of the best meeting planners in the business,” said Jones, 23.
Jones graduated from Troy in 2019 with a bachelor’s in communication studies and a minor in public relations.
Destinations Department Director Shane Watkins said Jones’s enthusiasm and organization will be a boon to the department and the members it serves. Destinations coordinates Federation events such as annual meeting, Farm & Land Expo, Young Farmers Conference and Women’s Leadership Conference, in addition to a bevy of Alfa Insurance meetings and incentive trips.
Jones and her husband, Brannon, will celebrate their second anniversary in December. Brannon works for Virginia-based RT Specialty. They live in Montgomery and are involved in Gateway Baptist Church, where they lead small groups for middle and high schoolers. Jones enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family, friends and their dog, Cayman.