May 2018
Co-op Matters

Responsible Ag

Central Alabama Farmers Co-op in Faunsdale and Elmore County Co-op in Wetumpka achieve certification.


Central Alabama Farmers Co-op in Faunsdale joins the group of completed Responsible AG participants. Located in Marengo County, Faunsdale is a little town, with a census of less than 100, located around Highway 25, and it delivers a big punch for travelers. Between Selma and Demopolis, the area is surrounded by lush fields and catfish ponds.

This Co-op supplies everything from hardware items, boots and garden supplies to U-Haul rentals.

Down the road, you will find the historic post office and, across the road, the Café is open for lunch and supports the local catfish industry as can be seen on their menu.

If you are traveling north from Mobile, be sure to stop in and say hello to Bryan Monk, manager, and the staff.


 Welcome to Wetumpka, the county seat of Elmore County. Located near Montgomery, it is one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama. Rich in tradition, the area proudly supports the local rodeo industry and 4-H clubs in the county schools.

You will find the newly redesigned Elmore County Co-op off Queen Ann Road.

Timothy Richardson, manager, came to the Co-op in the past few years with a history of working with livestock and is using this knowledge and experience to help the community with everything from pasture care to nursing cattle.

If you have a question about a strange vine or how to get the best potted strawberries, just start quizzing the staff. With the new crop from Bonnie Plants and the best soil and plant nutrients available, your garden will be blooming in no time.

And hunters, don’t forget to start early on your plots. Look for what you need at your local Quality


Sharon Cunningham is EHS coordinator for AFC. If you have any questions about the Responsible AG program or would like to learn how to join, you can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..