|Meador Jones Jr.|
Meador Jones Jr.
Alfa Member Since:
Current Office or Board:
President of Marengo County Farmers Federation since 2001
About My Farm:
Farms in Hale and Marengo counties -- Beef cattle, timberland with hunting and fishing
What I Like About Agriculture:
I like the independence and satisfaction of being outside, but mostly my association with people involved in agriculture.
The Biggest Challenge Facing Agriculture:
The economy - lack of funding, both state and nationally - is the biggest challenge facing agriculture today. The lack of funding results in decreased law enforcement, fire protection and conservation practices.
I'm Proud Of...
A loving and devoted wife, and seeing our daughter and son grow up to be responsible and respectable adults.
About My Family and Faith:
Married to wife, Linda, for 44 years. We have two children, Lesa, 42, and Lee, 36. We are active members of First United Methodist Church in Demopolis.
Graduate of the University of West Alabama (business); Graduate of LSU School of Banking; and Graduate of Real Estate and Appraisal School
A Good/Bad Day Is...
A two-mile early morning walk, followed by bush-hogging areas where there is too much grass for the cattle to eat, fishing in the late afternoon, and finishing off my day with a delicious steak grilled by Linda.
You May Not Know...
I enjoy growing irises of all colors and old-fashioned vegetable gardening.
I also strive to: do something every day to improve the farm, and make at least one new friend each week.