The 41st Annual Commodity Producers Conference will be held August 1-3 at the Sheraton Birmingham.  Packed with tours, educational seminars and two nights of entertainment, the three-day meeting promises to help farmers improve their operations while highlighting the diverse agricultural economy and sites in and around Jefferson County and Central Alabama.  Please use this site to register and help you in planning for this year's conference.

With our last conference in this area occurring in 2008, we are excited about being back in the Birmingham area.  Again this year, the Young Farmers will be joining our conference.  Registration will open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, with the welcome banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. that evening.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Swisher International/Sunbelt Ag Expo.   

A full day of tours is planned for Friday; participants will have the opportunity to visit farms and sites in and around Birmingham.  Saturday, the third day, will be devoted to educational seminars designed to help farmers be more successful and update them on current agricultural issues, as well as the Young Farmers Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture Preliminaries.

Saturday at noon, the Federation's Women's Leadership Division will host its annual luncheon along with the tablescapes, quilt and apron contests.  The Commodity Conference finale will be Saturday night's banquet at 6:30 p.m. featuring well known comedian, James Gregory.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Health/Dental.

Make plans now to attend the 41st Annual Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham.  This is a great opportunity to visit with old friends, have fun, make new acquaintances and acquire a wealth of information and ideas on a variety of topics and issues.  Don't delay; the July 8 deadline is fast approaching!