Alabama's Competitive Advantage in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Forestry, and Forest Products Industries

Alabama's agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, and forest products industries are projected to enjoy a golden age of sustained growth, thanks to a number of factors, not the least of which are our great state's natural and human resources. We are truly blessed with abundant fertile land, rainfall, navigable rivers, a deepwater port, and, most of all, the people of Alabama who are endowed with a strong work ethic

The purpose of this Strategic Plan is to galvanize our state's leaders in these key industries to commit to a series of goals and strategies. This long-term commitment and ensuing implementation will achieve sustained growth for greater prosperity for Alabama's working families as well as help meet the world's growing demand for food and fiber.

Moving forward, please tell us your thoughts and suggestions for making this Strategic Plan a success.

John McMillan
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries