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Feb 22, 2022

Keenland Farms | A Joint Effort

As beginning farmers, Peter and Carla Keen and their family opened the pumpkin patch portion of Keenland Farms in 2017. With an existing operation consisting of catfish and cattle, the pumpkin addition was perfect for a growing family to continue to diversify.

Aug 4, 2021

Wedding Bells and Shotgun Shells

In Alabama, one family makes it possible to get married, host a soiree and shoot a few rounds of sporting clays — all at the same location.

Nov 4, 2020

Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Beck’s Turf, which started in 1938 was purchased by brothers Jimmy & Wayne Bassett in 1994. Both admitted that 25 years ago they had no clue where to start. Now, with help from the Farm Credit system and the experience they've gained, the brothers are successful and seasoned farmers who have seen their share of ups and downs.


Nov 3, 2020

Body, Mind & Soul

Cattle for Christ (CFC) educates children, trains pastors and teaches skills to help people become self-sustaining. In the process, it shares the Gospel and love of Christ around the world.

Nov 19, 2019

Sugar-Sweet Satsumas

A multi-generational operation, Sessions Farms owns 3.500 satsuma trees, planted across several orchards. Their average annual yield is 600,000 pounds. March through December you can buy satsumas as well as other fruits and vegetable from their produce stand - all grown on their land.


Sep 10, 2019

Farm to Market

Homegrown peaches, strawberries and apples make Alabama’s Mountain View Orchards a popular destination spring through fall.

Sep 10, 2019

Farm, Family and Faith

Many never think about farming as a career choice, or they come into it late in life. However, for two South Alabama families, the Brannons and the Carnleys, farming is all they’ve ever known.

Jan 2, 2019

A Cotton-Farming Legacy

Often young people just starting out on their careers need some help to get them on their way. And it’s no different for young farmers — just ask Ron Taylor of Tallassee, Ala.

Jan 2, 2019

The Alligator Guy

Now in its 14th year of operation, Alligator Alley is in its 14th year of operation. With more than 50,000 annual visitors. The 160-acre property contains some 600 alligators, from hatchlings to adults approaching 40 years of age, spread among a variety of enclosed pools, a swamp and a lagoon


Jun 2, 2017

A Suitcase of Hopes and a Backpack of Dreams

Imagine a 19-year-old from Honduras, fresh out of five years of military service, weighed down with the sadness of having lost a family member to drugs and longing for something more. For J.R. Rivas, this was reality.