WEB SITE CONNECTS HAY PRODUCERS WITH BUYERS
Nate Jaeger, director of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Hay and Forage Division, is reminding the state's hay producers that AlabamaHayBarn.com can help connect them with buyers year round.
The Web site allows hay and forage farmers to market their hay through detailed listings featuring photos and descriptions of the type, location, size, storage and price. Farmers (sellers) also may provide forage analysis information. The site's e-mail alert feature notifies buyers whenever new listings become available.
This service is free to Alabama Farmers Federation members in good standing. Non-members pay only 20 cents per round bale and 2 cents per square bale advertised, plus a listing fee of $30. Non-members are encouraged to join the Alabama Farmers Federation because dues are only $30.
"Free advertising is rare any place, but having my hay listings sent out to hundreds of potential buyers is a big help when it comes to marketing my hay," said Jeff Whitaker, a DeKalb County farmer and member of the State Hay and Forage Committee. "I made several new customers last year because of the AlabamaHayBarn.com Web site."
To list your hay, visit AlabamaHayBarn.com and complete the form on the "Get Listed" page.
For more information, contact Jaeger at (334) 451-2877 or njaeger@AlfaFarmers.org.