June 2018
Co-op Matters

Responsible Ag

Albertville and Elberta Farmers Co-ops


Mark Searels, manager at Albertville Farmers Co-op

Drop by and say hello to one of our newest managers. Mark Searels has hit the ground running at Albertville Farmers Co-op. Searels and his crew have years of knowledge to help with your fields, crops or almost any type of critter you have. The Co-op is located on Highway 431, on the north side of town, making it easy to get to.

If you are new to country life or looking for an upgrade, plan a visit to see the line of Mahindra tractors and other outdoor equipment available. Inside you will notice chain saws along with a service and parts department to help keep you ready for all the strong winds that may come.

Congratulations to William Carlew, manager of Elberta Farmers Co-op, and his hard-working group for completing the Responsible Ag certification for the main store and the bulk fertilizer warehouse, located a few blocks away.

Elberta Farmers Co-op


They have a full gas station and tire shop for any of those incidents that may happen on the road. Inside the store, you will find some items that always need replacing such as the DEF fluid for your truck, straps for the trailer or those missing gloves.

When weather allows, the store hosts a monthly Chicken Swap! All feathered friends are welcome with their humans.

And since this is the time of year to brighten your yard, take a walk through their garden center. With all the colorful blooms and lush greens, you are sure to bring some late spring and summer beauty to any space.

The town of Elberta is rich in German history and offers several festivals during the year. The Co-op is located just a few miles from Gulf Shores’ beaches. As you are heading south, make sure to plan a few minutes to stop by.


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..