Written by Marlee Moore
The Alabama Farmers Federation recently welcomed John Allen Nichols to its External Affairs Department. Nichols, who interned with the Federation since May 2017, serves as agriculture counsel.
Nichols graduated from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in 2019 and is admitted to the Alabama State Bar. He earned a bachelor’s degree in poultry science from Auburn University (AU) in 2016.
“I’m excited to put my talents and training to work for Alabama farmers,” said Nichols, 25, a Trussville native. “My education in agriculture inspired a drive to help those who pursue one of the most noble callings — farming. I want to help ensure that pursuit has as few obstacles as possible.”
In his new role, he will provide legal advice and service to the Federation; draft legislation; monitor and review regulations to ensure compliance; draft, review and negotiate contracts; and research issues.
“John Allen has energy, enthusiasm and a passion for agriculture and law,” said External Affairs Department Director Matthew Durdin. “He’s a familiar face our members recognize and trust. He understands the challenges facing our farmers and organization and is prepared to address those issues.”
While at AU, Nichols was Ag Ambassador president, Poultry Science Club treasurer and a member of the Block & Bridle Club. He also was a Jefferson County Farmers Federation scholarship recipient.
Nichols and wife Lucy live in Auburn. In his free time, Nichols enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, training his dog and reading. They attend Grace Heritage Church.