GREGORY NAMED DIRECTOR OF STATE YOUNG FARMERS PROGRAM
MONTGOMERY William Henry Gregory IV (Will), has been named director of the Alabama Farmers Federation Young Farmers Program. He began his new duties Feb. 18 and fills a vacancy left by former Young Farmer Director Mike Tidwell who has been promoted to director of organization for the Federation.
Gregory, 28, is a native of Lee County. He has a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Western Kentucky University and a master's degree in meat science from Auburn University. He comes to the Federation from Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp.
Tidwell said Gregory would be a tremendous asset to the Farmers Federation.
"Will is very capable and brings a lot to his job as Young Farmers director," Tidwell said. "He is a leader who is well respected and brings out those qualities in others. His family is known for its dedication to agriculture, and he will be a great addition to our organization."
Gregory attended the Young Farmers Leadership Conference Feb. 18-20 in Point Clear where he met some of the state young farmers for the first time.
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of an organization that works hard every day to improve the lives of Alabama farmers," Gregory said. "My involvement with the Young Farmers Program will allow me to help facilitate the growth and development of the future leaders of Alabama agriculture."