Home   |   Alfa Insurance   |   Alfa Health   |   Alfa Dental   |   Alfa Realty   |   County Federations    
ALFA Farmers
ABOUT US PUBLICATIONS AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES COMMODITIES PROGRAMS NEWS & EVENTS BENEFITS & MEMBERSHIP
-> Headlines
-> Video News
-> Country Kitchen
-> Photo Galleries
-> Events

Headlines

More Headlines...
February 11, 2013   Email to Friend 

BENTLEY TO ADDRESS FARMERS DURING OPENING DAY OF FEDERATION CONFERENCE

Melissa Martin
(334) 612-5448
February 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013 --- Gov. Robert Bentley will address the economic impact of agriculture when he speaks to farmers Tuesday at the Alabama Farmers Federation's Commodity Organizational Conference opening-day luncheon. Bentley will speak to nearly 270 farmers gathered at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery for the annual meeting and will discuss an economic study he is expected to announce earlier that morning.

Nearly 700 farmers representing 16 commodities are expected to attend the three-day conference, which has a three-fold purpose: to elect state commodity committee members, set goals and priorities among commodity leaders for 2013 and share concerns and ideas on current issues, said Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Jimmy Carlisle.

“It’s important we have broad-based representation of active commodity leaders so we can effectively represent Alabama farmers,” said Carlisle. “County chairmen and vice chairmen elected at this event represent the concerns and issues relative to other farmers in their county, as well as farmers within each respective commodity division. These leaders are the core of our grassroots organization and through their efforts, we are able to help develop policy that protects the interests of farmers across the state.”

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. each morning, and commodity sessions are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m. On-site registration will be $65 per day.

Commodity Meeting Dates:

  • Feb. 12 — Beef, Catfish, Cotton, Pork and Bee & Honey
  • Feb. 13 — Dairy, Forestry, Hay & Forage, Horticulture and Meat Goat & Sheep
  • Feb. 14 — Equine, Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod, Poultry, Soybeans, Wheat & Feed Grains and Wildlife
‚ÄčThe state’s peanut farmers convened in Dothan Feb. 7 for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) meeting. The APPA is a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation and holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. 

To view a conference agenda, visit http://events.SignUp4.com/commodityorg. For details on APPA’s annual meeting, visit AlPeanuts.com.


  Email to Friend More Headlines...  

e-News Sign Up | Site Map | Weather | Contact us RSS logo RSS Feed Twitter logo Follow us Facebook logo Become a Fan
© Copyright 2003 - 2010 Alabama Farmers Federation.
All Rights Reserved.