Doug Rigney was born and raised on a family farm near Millry. After graduating from Millry High School in 1954, he earned a degree in agricultural education from Auburn University. Following graduation from college, Doug worked for Kraft Foods and taught vocational agriculture in Butler from 1960-65.
In 1965, he began his career with the Alabama Farmers Federation as general manager of Alfa Services. In 1978, he was named assistant executive director of Alabama Farmers Federation and in 1998 he was named executive director. During his career at the Farmers Federation, Doug served as President of the AU Ag Alumni Association and the National Farm City Council. He was instrumental in establishing Ag 21 Club to support agriculture at Auburn University and serves on numerous agricultural advisory boards.
In addition to serving his industry, Doug Rigney also contributes his time and resources to numerous civic activities. He is a charter member and former president of the Good Morning Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. He has served in leadership roles, including chairman of the board of deacons at First Baptist Church in Montgomery. He serves on the advisory board of the Senior Retired Volunteer Program and of Neighbors Who Care. Doug serves on the board of trustees of Mobile College and is president of Alabama’s People Against A Littered State (PALS) Board and of LEGACY, a statewide environmental education organization.
Doug is married to the former Eva Armstrong of Millry. They have a son, Douglas Rigney Jr., daughters Allyson Harris and Melissa Sexton, and four grandchildren.