A Story Of The Alabama Farmers Federation
A Story of Heritage
Alabama's rich farming history is more than just
soil, plants and animals. The farmers who earn their
living from the earth have carved a big part of that
history, and when the Alabama Farmers Federation
was formed in 1921, it became the unified voice of
those men and women.
Created by farmers, led by farmers and
dedicated to serving farmers, the Alabama Farmers
Federation promotes the economic, social and
educational interests of Alabamians.
Federation leaders founded Alfa Insurance in
1946 to provide fi re protection for rural residents.
Alfa has grown into a top-rated insurance company
with over a million policies in force.
With just 75,000 members in 1960, the Alabama
Farmers Federation has grown to become the
state's largest farm organization and with more
than 400,000 members. The Federation's "one voice"
delivers a powerful message, at the Statehouse in
Montgomery and on Capitol Hill in Washington.
A Story of Unity
Alabama Farmers Federation members are
organized through 67 independent county Farmers
Federations. Each county elects delegates to
represent them at the Federation's annual meeting
where the organization's policies and positions
on state and national issues are developed. This
grassroots leadership is what sets the Alabama
Farmers Federation apart from other organizations.
The Federation implements programs and
develops future leaders through its Young Farmers
and Women's Leadership divisions as well as
17 commodity committees. The Young Farmers
Program and Women's Leadership Division
encourage and motivate members to be active in
politics, their community and consumer education
Farmers representing every commodity
produced in Alabama serve on committees that
set priorities for research and develop educational
programs for producers. In some cases, these
committees administer producer-funded checkoff
A Story of Purpose
With organizations in every Alabama county,
the Farmers Federation is an integral part of
the communities it serves. Many farmers are
schoolteachers, small business owners, ministers,
parents and community leaders. Together, they
provide the food, clothing, shelter and energy for a
growing world. And farmers work hard to protect
our environment and preserve our state's abundant
As the voice of Alabama agriculture, the
Farmers Federation works with government officials at the state and national levels to increase profitability for farmers. It also works to protect and
enhance the standard of living for rural residents.
Federation members oppose unfair taxes and
work to preserve crucial farm programs that are
important to our nation's economic future and our
A Story of Vision
As the world's population explodes, the demand
for safe, affordable and abundant food continues to
increase as well. Farmers meet those challenges
by utilizing the latest technology and drawing on
centuries of wisdom from farmers before them.
Thanks to advanced technology, one farmer can
currently feed 155 people. In 1960, one farmer fed 46
From our members who rely on us to protect
their rural lifestyle and their rights to farm, to those
who depend on these hardworking men and women
to produce the food and fiber, the Alabama Farmers
Federation will continue to rely on its wholesome
principles to meet the challenges that lay ahead.
Help Us Tell Your Story
For just pennies a day, membership dues of the
Alabama Farmers Federation provide numerous
benefits, not the least of which is Alfa Insurance
(available to qualifying members.)
Other benefits include discounts at hotels,
savings on travel services, long-term care, stroke
detection, mobile phone service, hearing aids, home
security, vision insurance, identify theft, prescription
drugs, mortgage services, log homes, automobile
purchases, medical services, tires and rental cars.
A full list of member benefits are available on the Alfa
Farmers Web site under the Member Benefits link.