The Alabama Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Chris Langley to a five-year term on the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) on Thursday.
Langley is a member of the Chambers County Farmers Federation board of directors. He and wife Elizabeth won the 2017 Farm of Distinction contest and represented Alabama in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.
“Chris will make a great addition to our Commission and we look forward to working with him,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “His experience as a logger, landowner, and cattle farmer should give him a tremendous insight into the mission of the AFC.”
Langley owns Chris Langley Timber and Management Inc., in Camp Hill, which operates three fully mechanized logging crews. Langley Farms includes a 320-cow commercial beef herd on 2,650 acres of timber, hay and grazing land. In 2019, Langley served as the 75th president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.
The Alabama Forestry Commission is charged with protecting Alabama forests, helping landowners carry out responsible management practices and educating the general public about the value forests in insuring a healthy economy and environment.