Young Farmers Advisory Board

Alabama Farm Credit is paving the way for the next generation of farmers with its Young Farmers Advisory Board. Focusing on industry trends, market analysis, and advocacy issues, the Young Farmers Advisory Board is well-equipped to tackle the challenges that face modern agriculture.

The Young Farmers Advisory Board is made up of members and non-members of Alabama Farm Credit, from across the state, who have a strong interest in agriculture. The board embodies the mission, vision, and values of Alabama Farm Credit to protect agriculture in Alabama for generations to come.

Our Purpose

As an agricultural lender, Alabama Farm Credit established its Young Farmers Advisory Board to engage, enable, and elevate young producers and those seeking to gain a foothold in the world agricultural community.



Our Goal

To establish an open dialogue between Alabama Farm Credit and Young Farmers

To learn about innovative marketing, technological development, and management strategies

To create a lasting network of Young Farmers

To provide Alabama Farm Credit with invaluable insight to the needs of Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers

To develop an ambassadorship to forge new relationships

YFAB Director Requirements

Serve on a 2-year term in a paid board seat

Fully participate in 4 meetings, tours, or educational workshops per year

Participate in one community project during the term

Represent Alabama Farm Credit and the Young Farmers Advisory Board at agricultural events during the term

2024 Young Farmer Advisory Board

Jerry Allen Newby Jr.

Young Farm Advisory Board, Chairman

Jordyn Upchurch

Young Farmers Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman

Ellie Watson

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director

Anna Yeager Brakefield

Young Farm Advisory Board Director

Karah Skinner

Young Farmer Advisory Board Director

Lauren Rainwater

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director

Hunter McCaghren

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director

Titus Weaver

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director

Brandon Harlan

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director

Jacob Holsonback

Young Farmers Advisory Board Director