Ag Secretary Tours Alabama Grower in Wake of Hurricane Sally
On Sept. 28, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured Flowerwood Nursery as well as other local farms to learn more about the devastation from Hurricane Sally, which made landfall in South Alabama on Sept. 16.
Perdue, along with U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R) AL-1st District, Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate, Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey’s Chief of Staff Jo Bonner and Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell, held a listening session at Flowerwood Nursery’s Loxley location learning firsthand of the challenges caused by Hurricane Sally damage.
“We are very appreciative of the time and support Secretary Perdue and our Congressional and State leadership have provided not only us but farmers throughout the region,” said Flowerwood Nursery CEO Ellis Ollinger.
Greg Smith, owner of Flowerwood Nursery, added, “It was an honor to meet Secretary Perdue and share our unique challenges.”