New VP of Alabama Farmers Federation elected

Published 11:00 pm Monday, December 10, 2012

George Jeffcoat, a row crop and cattle farmer from Gordon, was elected Southeast Area vice president of the Alabama Farmers Federation the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Montgomery.

Jeffcoat, who is president of the Houston County Farmers Federation, has a long history of service to the Farmers Federation. He was a Federation state board member from 2002- 2005 and is a former chairman of the National Peanut Board. The South Area vice president’s seat includes Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Pike, Russell and Tallapoosa counties. Jeffcoat was elected for a two-year term.

The 63-year-old Jeffcoat raises cattle and farms 2,500 acres of row crops consisting of cotton, peanuts, corn and wheat. He said he is privileged to be part of an organization that helps give farmers strength.

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“The Alabama Farmers Federation allows farmers the opportunity to network with other farmers to collectively develop a strong voice for agriculture in the state,” Jeffcoat said. “Through educational opportunities such as commodity seminars and tours, the Federation has enhanced the profitability of Alabama farmers.”

Jeffcoat and his wife, Gloria, attend First United Methodist Church of Dothan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

The Alabama Farmers Federation, with 385,000 members, is Alabama’s largest farm organization and a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

This article was submitted by the Alabama Farmers Federation.