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Agriculture

Deep in the heart of cotton country, our climate is ideal for wood and logging, forestry, crop production, and livestock cultivation. The Macon County laborshed has on average 152% more agriculture companies than the US average with a growth rate 22% higher than the US average. Auburn University and Tuskegee University both offer outstanding Agricultural Science programs, and have also formed a joint Agriculture program centered in Macon County.

Area Agricultural Companies

Beck's Turf

  • Established in 1938
  • Produces turf grass for golf courses, football fields, and commercial and residential landscapes
  • 5 locations throughout Macon and Lee Counties

US Agriculture Federal Research Office

  • Conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority
  • 690 research projects within 15 National Programs
  • 2,000 scientists and post docs
  • 6,000 other employees

Wayne Farms

  • One of the largest poultry producers in the U.S
  • 11 fresh and prepared foods facilities throughout the southeast
  • More than 2.6 billion pounds of poultry products produced each year

Agri-AFC

  • Agriculture consultants and providers
  • 7 fertilizer terminals, 3 Crop Protection warehouses, 3 seed warehouses, 8 Professional Products locations, a Cotton Gin & Warehouse in Eufaula, AL, and 29 retail operations

Moore & Davis Nursery

  • Established in 2012
  • Wholesale growers of container shrubs

Young's Plant Farm

  • Established in 1961
  • Family-owned company that grows plants for major retailers all over the Southeast

Coming Soon

  • Lifetime Natural Organic Farm

Education

Tuskegee

  • 9 Degrees in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Over a hundred graduates annually
  • Three dedicated Research Units

Auburn University

  • 23 Agriculture Degree programs
  • In 2015, 340 students graduated in the study area of Agriculture with 258 Bachelor's degrees, 59 Master's degrees, and 23 Doctoral degrees
  • Host of Alabama Agriculture Experiment Station

Alabama A&M

  • 9 Agriculture Degree programs
  • In 2015, 38 students graduated in the study area of Agriculture with students earning 20 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Agriculture Companies in our Laborshed

Agriculture Companies vs US Average

Skilled Labor in our Laborshed

Skilled Labor Vs US Average

Growth Occupations

Contact us

MCEDA
Joe Turnham
Director
608 Dibble Street, Suite 7
Tuskegee, AL 36083
334.444.2672
info@madeinmacon.com