Sorrell College professor demonstrates successful business practices for students with statewide award

Sorrell College of Business assistant professor and Assistant Dean Dr. Dewey Todd has been recognized by the Alabama Retail Association, but not for his work at Troy University.

Todd Farms, his family’s business in Headland, has been named Alabama Retailer of the Year for businesses with annual sales of $1 million and under. The company garnered a Bronze Award.

Located on Highway 431, the popular tourist attraction consists of a syrup-making mill, a general store, a restaurant (famous for its burgers and chicken salad), an RV park, special events pavilion, old-time barber shop, seed, feed and produce store, and an Amazon fulfillment business.  It is also the home of the “World’s Largest Syrup Bottle”, standing over 20 feet tall.

“We did well through the lock-down and over the last 18 months, and we have been blessed,” Todd said. “Our sales have stayed on par, we’ve lost no employees . . . and most of all, our customers…

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