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PowerSouth’s Horn honored with Farmer Federation award

Horace Horn, vice president of external affairs for PowerSouth and a longtime champion of rural Alabama, was honored with the Alabama Farmer’s Federation’s Cultivator Award at the group’s annual meeting in Montgomery on Dec. 4.

The award is given to those who foster relationships to benefit rural families.

For 30 years, the Crenshaw County native has been dedicated to rural development – first as an entrepreneur, then as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) director and now in his role at PowerSouth, according to the Farmer’s Federation.

A former poultry grower, Horn ran a successful construction company and partnered with Auburn University in the development of organic lawn and garden products. He later served as state director of USDA Rural Development before joining PowerSouth in 2000.

Horn lives in Greenville with his wife, Linda, who is vice president of member services at Pioneer EC.