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January 28, 2008   Email to Friend 

CULVERHOUSE JOINS ALFA FARMERS AS LEGISLATIVE INTERN
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
January 28, 2008

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Tullie Culverhouse of Ariton has joined the staff of the Alabama Farmers Federation as a legislative intern. In his new job, he will research and review current and upcoming legislation that affects Alabama farmers.

Culverhouse graduated from Auburn University in December with a bachelor's degree in political science. He grew up on a family farm in Dale County with his parents, Robert and Peggy Culverhouse, who operate a family trucking business and own a Certified Tree Farm and Treasure Forest. His farm experience also includes work at 4-C Land and Cattle Co. and Carroll's Farm Fresh Produce, owned by Chris and Monica Carroll of Dale County.

Culverhouse said he believes his love for agriculture plus his education provides a good background for his internship. He said he'd like to eventually attend law school.

"The Farmers Federation has always been an advocate for the farmers of Alabama, and I look forward to contributing to that tradition," Culverhouse said. "This internship will provide me a first-hand view of the political process that you just can't learn in a classroom. Working with the experienced staff of the Federation will be an invaluable experience for me."

Culverhouse, 25, will work under the tutelage of Governmental Affairs Director Paul Pinyan. With the legislative session set to begin Feb. 5, Pinyan said Culverhouse would have the opportunity to quickly contribute to the Federation's legislative efforts.

"This promises to be a very busy legislative session with lots of important agricultural issues that will affect us for decades," Pinyan said. "Tullie's understanding of agriculture, combined with his education, will be a big benefit as we begin the session."


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