WALKER JOINS FEDERATION STAFF AS COMMODITY DIVISION DIRECTOR
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Clarke County native Mitt Walker is the new director of the Catfish and Meat Goat and Sheep Divisions for the Alabama Farmers Federation. As director, Walker will work with farmers who produce those commodities and will help oversee the spending of producer-funded checkoff dollars for both groups.
Walker earned his bachelor's degree in environmental analysis and management from Troy University. Upon graduation, he joined the staff of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management where he worked with concentrated animal feeding operations and animal agriculture.
"I have seen firsthand over the last few years what a tremendous job the Farmers Federation does in advancing the interests of Alabama's farmers," Walker said. "I am excited about my new role in helping to further advance those interests."
Jimmy Carlisle, director of the Federation's Commodity Department, praised Walker's accomplishments while with ADEM.
"As a representative of the state's environmental regulatory agency, he has worked to ensure that farmers comply with state and federal environmental regulations," Carlisle said. "In working to resolve issues impacting the animal production community, Mitt has built a very strong personal and professional relationship with many of our farmer members."
Walker lives in Millbrook with his wife Brandi and their four-year-old daughter Olivia.
The Alabama Farmers Federation, the state's largest farm organization, represents 16 commodity divisions and has 464,000 members throughout Alabama.