Dallas County resident elected to Greenhouse and SOD Committee

Published 8:58 am Monday, December 12, 2022

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A Dallas County resident was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation’s State Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod Committee this week.

Heather Wright of Dallas County was picked during ALFA Farmer’s 101st annual meeting in Montgomery.

State commodity committee members help direct policy for the state’s largest farm organization, allocate research dollars and coordinate educational sessions for fellow farmers.

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Joining Wright on the committee are: Jason Lazenby of Lee County, Hoffman Rhyne of Lowndes County, Matt Smith of St. Clair County.

“They know the issues their industries are facing,” said Mitt Walker, the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department director. “We depend on these leaders to give us advice on policy matters, which then directs our work and our organization’s future.”

State committee members also host commodity-specific educational programs throughout the year.

Serving statewide is a time commitment (each term is three years) but is worth the sacrifice, said State Wheat & Feed Grain Committee member Jeremy Wilson of Talladega County.