Alabama Farm Credit Partners with Sweet Grown Alabama
August 11, 2020
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, is pleased to welcome Alabama Farm Credit as a founding member of the non-profit organization.
“Alabama Farm Credit is proud to be a founding member of Sweet Grown Alabama. We believe that the strength of agriculture in our state is dependent on finding every way possible to maximize the value of our farmers’ products,” said Mel Koller, President and CEO of Alabama Farm Credit. “Sweet Grown Alabama provides a new avenue for our growers to connect with customers and increase the strength of their individual brands. At Alabama Farm Credit we believe ‘Together We Grow.’ We know by supporting the Sweet Grown [Alabama] branding together Alabama agriculture will indeed grow.”
Alabama Farm Credit’s financial support will help Sweet Grown Alabama connect Alabama farmers and families. Funds will be utilized to encourage purchasing of locally grown products through traditional and digital marketing. Consumers can search for a variety of locally grown products at SweetGrownAlabama.org.
“We are thrilled to add Alabama Farm Credit to our network of founding members,” said Ellie Watson, Sweet Grown Alabama Director. “This contribution will allow us to educate and connect more consumers to Alabama grown products, and I am grateful that Alabama Farm Credit is committed to support local through our program.”
With this commitment, Alabama Farm Credit becomes the eighth founding member supporter of Sweet Grown Alabama.
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 Alabama Farm Credit:
Alabama Farm Credit is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of customer-owned lending cooperatives. It provides financing for farms, timber and forestry operations, agribusiness, country homes, recreational land and other rural property. The lender serves 27 North Alabama counties and has branch offices in Albertville, Athens, Cullman, Talladega and Tuscumbia. For more information visit www.AlabamaFarmCredit.com.