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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.
Name:
Leo Allen

Age:
55

Residence:
Lisman, Ala.

Alfa Member Since:
1977

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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