Alabama Farm Credit Pledges Support for Sweet Grown Alabama
December 9, 2021
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Alabama Farm Credit has pledged financial support to Sweet Grown Alabama with a $10,000 supporter sponsorship for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
“Sweet Grown Alabama is a wonderful effort by our state to highlight our local farmers producing excellent products,” said Mel Koller, president and CEO of Alabama Farm Credit. “As a cooperative partnering with those same farmers it’s a natural fit for us to be a part of the Sweet Grown mission. We are looking forward to the strides the Sweet Grown team will make this year, and look forward to our farm products being highlighted in grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants state wide.”
Alabama Farm Credit’s financial support will help Sweet Grown Alabama continue to connect Alabama farmers and families. Funds will be utilized to encourage purchasing of locally grown products through traditional and digital marketing, events and other special projects. Consumers can search for a variety of locally grown products at www.SweetGrownAlabama.org.
"Alabama Farm Credit does incredible work serving farmers in North Alabama," said Sweet Grown Alabama Director Ellie Watson. "Their partnership strengthens Sweet Grown Alabama in North Alabama and will allow us to make 2022 our best year yet!"
About Sweet Grown Alabama:
Sweet Grown Alabama is a non-profit foundation that connects consumers to locally grown products. Participating members display the Sweet Grown Alabama logo. To learn more, visit www.SweetGrownAlabama.org
About Alabama Farm Credit:
Alabama Farm Credit makes loans to purchase or improve farms, timberland, recreational property, agribusiness operations and rural homes. They also make agricultural operating loans to cover the day-to-day expenses of running a farm, producing a crop and managing a livestock herd. As a financial cooperative, Alabama Farm Credit is governed by a local board of directors and owned by borrowers. The mission of Alabama Farm Credit, ACA is to be the premier lender of Rural Agricultural Credit and Financial Services in North Alabama. To learn more about Alabama Farm Credit visit www.alabamafarmcredit.com.