Local native named Farmers Federation area director

Published 11:40 am Monday, February 24, 2014

David Heflin has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Organizational Department as the Area 5 Organization director.

His territory covers Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.



A Chilton County native, Heflin said he looks forward to working with Alabama’s farmers as part of the Federation.

“The opportunity to work with such a great group of people is a dream come true,” he said. “This organization has a proud history of serving its members, and I’m humbled to help carry on this tradition.”

Heflin graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a degree in forestry economics. He previously worked six years with Alabama Power and was responsible for vegetation management in a seven-county area.

Federation Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell said Heflin’s commitment to improving agriculture in the area where he grew up is a great asset to the Federation.

“David will be working in the community where he was raised, and I know his experience working with the public and his dedication to farming will serve him well in this position,” Tidwell said. “David will work hard to represent our farmers and members in a very positive manner.”

Heflin and his wife, Rachel, live in Clanton.

The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 365,000 members. For more information, visit AlfaFarmers.org.