Discovering new ideas, visiting longtime friends and hearing the latest in agricultural industry updates were features of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Commodity Organization Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 5-7.

During the annual conference, more than 600 farmers learned about technological advancements and research to enhance their operations during commodity breakout sessions.

“Farming practices are constantly evolving and advancing, and our farmers need up-to-date information to help increase their bottom line,” said Brian Hardin, the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department director. “This meeting also creates opportunities for farmers to talk with each other and glean information to take home to the farm.”

Commodity committee members and leaders were also elected during the meeting, and outgoing committee members who served the maximum three full terms were honored each day.

Divisions represented at this meeting included Bee & Honey; Beef; Cotton; Dairy; Equine; Forestry; Hay & Forage; Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod; Meat Goat & Sheep; Pork; Poultry; Soybean; Wheat & Feed Grain; and Wildlife.