First South Farm Credit Partners with Sweet Grown Alabama
December 19, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— First South Farm Credit has joined the ranks as a Founding Member of the state’s new agricultural branding program Sweet Grown Alabama.
“The emphasis by Sweet Grown Alabama on the use and consumption of home-grown agricultural products is very beneficial to both the producers of agricultural products and to consumers throughout Alabama” said Mike Pigg, President of First South Farm Credit’s Alabama Division. “One of the primary goals of First South is to support initiatives that will benefit our 5,500 members in Alabama.”
Sweet Grown Alabama depends on industry partnerships to spotlight Alabama grown products. Funds will be utilized to encourage purchasing of locally-grown products through traditional and digital marketing. Member farmers, restaurants and stores will be listed in an online searchable database coming spring 2020.
“We appreciate First South Farm Credit for being a faithful partner of Alabama farmers,” said Jimmy Parnell, Sweet Grown Alabama board member and Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance Company President. “As a Founding Member, First South recognizes the value that Sweet Grown Alabama brings not only to their patrons but to our state as a whole.”
About Sweet Grown Alabama:
Sweet Grown Alabama is a non-profit foundation that enhances marketing opportunities for Alabama farmers by connecting retailers and consumers to Alabama-grown foods and other agricultural products. Farmers, product makers, restaurants, retailers and others are encouraged to join the branding program and use the Sweet Grown Alabama logo on their locally-grown products. To learn more visit www.SweetGrownAlabama.org.
About First South Farm Credit:
First South Farm Credit, ACA is part of the National Farm Credit system that has provided Agricultural and Rural land loans since 1916. Today, First South is one of the largest Agricultural and Rural Land lenders in the State of Alabama, with 16 locations serving all 67 counties. Combined with the 15 locations in Mississippi and 13 in Louisiana, First South has 44 locations throughout Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. To learn more visit www.FirstSouthFarmCredit.com.