March 6, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Agriculture and Industries, Department of

Department of Agriculture & Industries Celebrates National Ag Day with the Release of a Statewide Magazine Promoting Farmers

MONTGOMERY – Join the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Thursday, March 8, as it unveils the premier issue of Alabama Agriculture, a guide to the state's farms, food and forestry. The magazine is intended to inform consumers increasingly concerned about their families' food source and to educate legislators and community leaders about the impact of agriculture on the state's economy.


The high-quality print magazine features original photography, reader-friendly charts and graphs, and engaging articles that give a voice to farmers. The print publication is accompanied by both a digital and tablet version of the magazine – available for free at


WHO:             Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
WHAT:           Press Conference unveiling Alabama Agriculture magazine, a guide to the state's farms, food and forestry
WHEN:          Thursday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. CST
WHERE:        Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
                        1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107


ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Members of the media will receive a copy of the magazine and a fact sheet with circulation and distribution details. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries John McMillan will be available to answer questions immediately following the press conference.

For additional information, contact Amy Belcher at 334/240-7126 or via email at



Amy Belcher

Communications Director

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

334/240-7126 office

334/799-5050 cell


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