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To:      County President
            State Board
            County Federation Offices

This year’s Commodity Organization Meetings is scheduled for February 12-14, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.  Please note the new location. Registration each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the individual commodity meetings beginning at 9:30 a.m. and should conclude around 3:30 p.m. Contact your county chairmen and vice-chairmen and encourage them to attend and participate in this important meeting. 

 Enclosed is the reservation form and hotel information. Pre-registration is $25.00 for each day of the conference and must be received by Friday, January 11th. After January 11th a $25 late fee should be added. On-site registration will be $65.00. We urge you to get your registration in early as this helps the conference planners arrange for a successful meeting. The schedule is listed below. 

                              Tuesday, February 12              Wednesday, February 13
                                        Beef                                             Dairy
                                        Catfish                                         Forestry
                                        Cotton                                          Hay & Forage Crops
                                        Pork                                             Horticulture
                                        Bee & Honey                              Meat Goat & Sheep
                                                          Thursday, February 14 
                                                             Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod
                                                             Wheat & Feed Grains

   To effectively represent Alabama farmers it is important that we have a broad based representation of commodity leaders. We will be discussing issues, setting priorities and electing four members to each state commodity committee.   

 If you have any questions contact any of the commodity directors.  We look forward to seeing your leaders and you in February.



Jimmy Carlisle, Director
Governmental and Agricultural Programs