Scottsboro (Jackson Co.)
Alfa Member Since:
Current Office or Board:
President, Jackson County Farmers Federation
Chairman, Jackson County Forestry Committee
Previous Office(s) or Board:
I've previously served as a board member, treasurer and vice-president of the Jackson County Farmers Federation.
Firefighter, Limrock-Aspel Volunteer Fire Department
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Jackson Co. Soil and Water Conservation District
Chairman, Jackson Co. Forestry Planning Committee
About My Farm:
We raise beef cattle and hay on our farm, in addition to corn and soybeans.
What I Like About Agriculture:
I like being outdoors in nature, being my own boss and being a good steward of what God has given me.
The Biggest Challenges Facing Agriculture:
Rising input costs, land use changes and government rules and regulations are the biggest challenges facing agriculture today.
I'm Proud Of:
I'm proud of receiving the Governor's Conservation Achievement Award as Soil Conservationist of the Year (2006) through the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
About My Family and Faith:
My wife, Kathy Deerman Thompson, and I have been married 26 years. We met on a blind date by two mutual friends. We have two children, Jacob Wynn and Haley Ferguson, and one granddaughter, Caroline.
A Good Day/Bad Day Is...
A good day is when it rains on my crops and pastures. A bad day is when a machine breaks down, a battery dies or a tire goes flat.
You May Not Know...
I'm an avid deer and turkey hunter, and I live by the following motto: "Lead, follow or get out of the way."