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Leo Allen, co-owner of Bent Creek Lodge near Butler, Ala., says his dad used to laugh at the idea of people paying to hunt in Choctaw County.
Leo Allen


Lisman, Ala.

Alfa Member Since:

Current Office or Board:
Choctaw County Farmers Federation president

Previous Office(s) or Board:
former member of the Alabama Farmers Federation Board of Directors and former member of the State Wildlife Committee

Other Activities:
Enjoys watching his son, Parker, play sports (football, baseball, and basketball)

My Farm:
General partner in J.T.A.L. family partnership, L.T.D., specializing in Timber production. Co-owner with Dr. John E. Lanier in Bent Creek Lodge, Inc., specializing in wildlife management and custom hunts.

What I like about Agriculture:
"Agriculture has always been a way of life. The people in agriculture are honest and hard-working folks. I enjoy being outdoors and knowing at the end of the day that I got something accomplished. I also enjoy helping others continue a family tradition."

The Biggest Challenge Facing Agriculture:
"As in all businesses, the high risk of facing the unknown factors are a major challenge. These factors are weather, labor, the economy and input costs. Regulations and death taxes are also big challenges that face agriculture."

I'm proud of:
"I am proud to have grown up on a family farm. It taught me about high morals and values of life."

Family, Faith and Education:
"Me and my wife, Jennifer, have been married for 21 years. We have 3 three children, John (30), Anna (28), and Parker (14). I am a member of the First United Methodist Church in Butler, Ala. "I earned a B.S. degree in Ag Economics from Auburn University. War Eagle!"

You May Not Know This About Me:
"My dad laughed at the idea of people paying money to hunt in Choctaw County."

A Good/Bad Day is:
A bad day is having a large group of hunters cancel a hunt. A good day is when you're all booked up and timber prices are high.

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