JOHNSON JOINS FEDERATION'S COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
Mary Johnson has been named director of news services for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Public Relations and Communications Department.
As director of news services, Johnson will be involved in media monitoring, issues management, public speaking, promotional activities and writing.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Alabama Farmers Federation and to work alongside such a talented group of people,” said Johnson, whose official start date was Jan. 16. “I very much look forward to collaborating with the farmers of Alabama to ensure their important issues and concerns are addressed. This opportunity is truly a blessing.”
Federation Communications Director Jeff Helms said Johnson’s background in agriculture and communications made her an excellent choice for this new position.
“We look forward to working with Mary to enhance communication with Federation leaders, prospective members and the general public,” Helms said. “Her farm background, coupled with experience in broadcast journalism, will help Mary as she works with the Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department and news media on agricultural issues. She also will be developing tools to help the Federation staff and county Farmers Federations with promotional efforts, and she will be contributing to our publications, website and broadcast channels. We are blessed to have an experienced, professional public relations team with a wide variety of talents.”
A native of Kentucky, Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting with a minor in geography from Western Kentucky University. She and her husband, Josh, live in Prattville.