|"A bad day on the farm beats a good day doing anything else," says Stanley Usery of the Limestone County Farmers Federation.|
Stanley R. Usery Sr.
Alfa Member Since:
Current Office or Board:
Board of Directors, Limestone County Farmers Federation
Chairman, Limestone County Poultry Committee
Previous Office(s) or Board:
President, Limestone County Farmers Federation(2002-2010)
State Board of Directors, Alabama Farmers Federation
State Poultry Committee
State Wheat & Feed Grain Committee
Other Farming Activities:
Board of Directors, Alabama Poultry & Egg Association
Regional Director, First South Farm Credit
Board of Directors, Limestone Farmers County Co-op
Board of Directors, National Poultry Technology Center, Auburn University
"Our main farm operation is poultry. My son, Stan, and I have nine broiler houses on two farms. We also grow about 500 acres of row crops -- cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat.
What I Like About Agriculture:
"I grew up on a farm and have never wanted to do anything else," says Stanley. "I love the land and feel that it has been a great life for me and a wonderful place to raise a family."
The Biggest Challenges Facing Agriculture:
"Environmental concerns and encroachment of urban population in the country," he says. " I feel one of the biggest challenges we face as farmers is being able to communicate and educate our neighbors and community about what we do. I feel we must continue to strive to keep a good relationship with people who are not directly associated with a farm, and continue to show how much we as farmers contribute to our local and national economy."
I'm Proud Of:
"I am most proud of my two sons (Stan, 29, and Clay, 23)," said Stanley. "They have been the greatest blessings of my life."
Stanley and his wife, Jenny, met in junior high school and have been married 34 years. Stan, their eldest son, is married to Kayla and they have one daughter, 4-year-old Jessa.
Ephesus Church of Christ
Stanley attend the University of North Alabama in Florence where was a physical education major "but decided my heart was in farming."
A Bad Day Is...
"A bad day on the farm beats a good day doing anything else," says Stanley.