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    Vinemont native, AU alum Smith joins Alabama Farmers Federation field staff

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Conecuh County young farmer Cameron Smith joined the Alabama Farmers Federation field staff April 29. As Area 9 organization director, Smith...

    Cullman County Farmers Federation, members recognized during Alabama Farmers Federation Annual...

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    Alabama Farmers Federation 102nd Annual Meeting includes elections, awards MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 1,300 farmers from across Alabama participated in the 102nd annual meeting...

    Students learn leadership skills at annual Youth Leadership Conference

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    COLUMBIANA, Ala. - The 2023 Alfa Youth Leadership Conference helped 87 high school freshmen and sophomores from across Alabama develop crucial life and ag...

    Farm-City poster winners; committees recognized at luncheon

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Several locals nabbed awards during the Alabama Farm-City Awards Luncheon and Program Thursday in Birmingham.  Maggie Phillips of Good Hope Elementary School...

    Contract broiler producers benefit from additional USDA assistance

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama contract broiler farmers are set to benefit from expanded federal assistance eligibility details released recently by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...

    Alabama Farmers Federation, Simply Southern TV seek ‘Bama’s Best Pizza’

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    It’s arguably America’s favorite food, and the Alabama Farmers Federation wants to find out which Alabama eatery serves up a pizza pie worth falling...

    Federation elects leadership during 99th annual meeting

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The state’s largest farm organization reelected President Jimmy Parnell to a fifth two-year term during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 99th annual...

    Cullman’s Haynes re-elected State Women’s Leadership Committee vice chair

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    Written by Debra Davis Still farming. That was the theme of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 99th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 6-7 where members of the...

    A cut above: Alabama Christmas tree farms offer holiday fun

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    As the calendar flips closer to Dec. 25, Christmas tree farms are providing fresh-cut evergreens and festive holiday experiences for families across Alabama. “From the...

    (Photos) Local youth win ribbons in Showmanship, Premier Exhibitor during Youth...

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    All photos courtesy of the Alabama Farmers Federation

    Cullman’s Cole Eubanks exhibits winning animals during 2nd weekend of Alabama...

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    Cole Eubanks of Cullman County exhibited Fifth Overall, and the Champion Charolais, during the Heifer Show at the Youth Beef Cattle Show at the...

    (PHOTOS) Cullman County youth earn ribbons at Alabama National Fair

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    Photos and captions from the Alabama Farmers Federation

    Cullman County college students studying Ag earn scholarships

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Seventy-six students at Auburn University (AU) received scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year through various Alabama Farmers Federation groups. Of the recipients,...

    Relief fund established to help Alabama farmers recover from Hurricane Sally

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Farmers Federation has established a relief fund to help farmers from across the state whose farms were damaged by...

    Hurricane Sally slams Alabama; farmers predict major crop losses 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes...

    Ivey awards $26M in CARES Act funds for Alabama Agriculture Stabilization...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday awarded $26 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund for the Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program- for farmers,...

    Contest searches for Bama’s Best Pulled Pork

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As the Alabama Pork Producers search for Bama’s Best Pulled Pork, the group has one question for the state’s residents —...

    Cullman County student’s Farm-City poster wins statewide award

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Young artists and storytellers were honored during the Alabama Farm-City Awards livestream May 12 for showcasing how farmers “Keep Alabama Growing.” Students...

    Cullman County native, Auburn University student lands Alabama Farmers Federation internship

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman County native and Auburn University senior Kaycee Wright is spending her summer educating students about the importance of agriculture as...

    Cullman Farm-City Committee honored with 3 awards by Alabama Farmers Federation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Since 1955, Farm-City Committees around Alabama have worked to deepen the understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers....

    Upcoming virtual field trips to feature honeybees, catfish

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    Alabama farmers will keep their Virtual Field Trips buzzing with an upcoming tour of Auburn University’s Bee Lab. The Virtual Field Trips are offered...

    Federation president says farmers working hard to keep food, fiber flowing

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama farmers and forest industry personnel continue working to ensure a steady supply of food, fiber and timber during the COVID-19...

    Annual meeting in review for Cullman County Farmers Federation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Farmers Federation leaders were elected at the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 9. Conecuh County’s Steve Dunn, a row...

    Local students bring home ribbons from Youth Sheep Show during Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - For hundreds of youth across Alabama, fall fair season means one thing- it’s livestock show time. That translates to family time for...

    High heat, minimal moisture hurt yields, bottom line

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    Zero. Zip. Zilch. That’s how much rain Terry Wyatt’s 500-acre cotton crop received in September. “Cotton likes hot weather, but you have to have some rain,”...

    Local students bring home ribbons in Premier Exhibitor Contest, livestock shows during Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - For hundreds of youth across Alabama, fall fair season means one thing- it’s livestock show time. That translates to family time for...

    Cullman County students attend Alfa Leadership Conference

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    COLUMBIANA, Ala. - Two days of learning at the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference should help launch a lifetime of leadership success for 119 ninth...

    Baileyton’s Rusty Yancy earns R.W. Donaldson Endowed Scholarship

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Farmers Federation invested in the future of the state’s No. 1 industry by awarding 80 Auburn University (AU) students...

    ‘Sweet Grown Alabama’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Shoppers who want to buy local will soon have a new way to identify products raised in the state, thanks to...

    Young farmers cultivate success in statewide contests 

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Young farmers cultivated success — and scored more than $80,000 in prizes — during contests at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 47th...

    Alabama Farmers Federation welcomes Cullman County native Tanner Quick for internship

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman County native Tanner Quick will amplify her agricultural education skills during an internship with the Alabama Farmers Federation. She began work...

    Nominate ‘Bama’s Best Peach Cobbler’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabamians peachy keen on contests can cobble together nominations for Bama’s Best Peach Cobbler in a Facebook competition through April 15. Sponsored...

    Cullman County youth bring home ribbons from Junior Beef Expo

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    The “Best Five Head” county group went to Cullman County during the 2019 Junior Beef Expo in Montgomery March 15. From left are Katie...

    Cullman County farmers discuss national policy in Washington

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    U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, met with constituents during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s biennial Washington Legislative Conference in the nation’s capital March 5-7.  During...

    Farm Bill passage provides certainty for farmers

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    MONTGOMERY - Final passage of a five-year farm bill by Congress today (Dec. 12, 2018) was welcome news for Alabama farmers eager to prepare...

    Youth target teamwork during Alfa Leadership Conference

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    Cullman County students Ben Tankersley, Darren Roberts, Thomas Bell and Sydney Babb sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H...

    Cullman youth bring home awards from Alabama National Fair Livestock Show

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    Evan Roden of Cullman exhibited the Supreme Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Alabama National Fair Oct. 7. His lamb was also Champion Heavyweight...

    4 Cullman County youth bring home awards from Alabama National Fair...

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    Austin Alexander of Cullman County won Charolais Division Grand Champion Heifer at the 2018 Youth Beef Cattle Show in Montgomery Sept. 30. Contest judge...

    Cullman County’s Benefield, Donaldson receive scholarships at Alabama Farmers Federation reception

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    Left: Auburn University student Olivia Benefield of Cullman in Cullman County received the $1,000 R.W. Donaldson Endowed Scholarship at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Reception...

    Cullman County’s Howard graduates from A.L.F.A. Leaders Program

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    Eli Howard of Cullman in Cullman County graduated from the two-year Agricultural Leaders For Alabama (A.L.F.A. Leaders) program in Montgomery Aug. 2. The 17-member...

    Cullman County young farmers win awards during annual conference

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    Kyle Morris of Hanceville in Cullman County was named a finalist in the statewide Young Farmers Discussion Meet at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th...

    Holly Pond’s Elizabeth Thompson interns with Alabama Farmers Federation

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    Elizabeth Thompson MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Elizabeth Thompson to its Organization Department for a summer internship May 9. Thompson, a junior majoring...

    Cullman County youth excel during 3-day Junior Beef Expo

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    Class 1 Senior Division Showmanship winners at the Junior Beef Expo (JBE) were, from left, Rayne Starkey of Jackson County, first; Paige Quick of...

    Alabama Farmers elect new, recognize longtime leaders; Cullman County’s Jeremy Calvert...

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    From left are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Cullman County’s Jeremy Calvert and Federation Horticulture Division Director Mac Higginbotham. MONTGOMERY - More than 600 farmers representing...

    Cullman County’s Haynes elected to State Women’s Leadership Committee

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    Cullman County's Lydia Haynes was elected State Women’s Leadership Committee Region 1 director during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 96th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec....

    Cullman County Farmers Federation recognized with Award for Excellence

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    The Cullman County Farmers Federation received the Award for Excellence Dec. 4. at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 96th annual meeting in Montgomery. The award...

    The Tribune’s Loretta Gillespie wins Print Communications Award for Excellence in...

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      Print Communications Award winner Loretta Gillespie, center, with Cullman County Farmers Federation Reporter Lisa Lake, left, and Alabama Farmers Federation Director of Communications Jeff...

    Cullman County student leaders learn valuable lessons during youth leadership conference

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    Cullman County students Emily Wells and Cooper Jones attended the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 2-3....

    Cullman County student Nathan Duke receives endowed ag scholarship

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    Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Nathan Duke was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ham...

    Cullman County Farmers Federation donates to Children’s of Alabama

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    The Welcome Wagon for Kids fundraiser raised $120,000 from across the state. It was a part of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Commodity Producers Conference....

    Cullman’s Lydia Haynes places in state sewing contest

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    Cullman County's Lydia Haynes won second place in the state Christmas tree skirt contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation's 45th Commodity Producers Conference Aug....

    Cullman’s Oakleigh White wins Alfa Foundation scholarship

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    Oakleigh White / Alfa CULLMAN - Oakleigh White, a graduate of Cullman High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Alfa Foundation. White is a...

    Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Luther Strange for Senate

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    U.S. Sen. Luther Strange was one of 11 candidates for the August Senate election who spoke at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office today....