Monthly Archives: June 2012

2806, 2012

Sandra Simone of Huckleberry Hills Farm 2012 Small Farmer of The Year

By |June 28th, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners, Newsflash!|0 Comments

By Fay Garner, Public Affairs Specialist, NRCS, Auburn, AL
Sandra Simone is a Limited Resource Farmer in rural Talladega County, Alabama.   She was one of the first four farmers in the state to become Certified Organic through a project with the Southeastern African American Farmers Network (SAAFON).  She owns and operates approximately 100 acres located in […]

1506, 2012

Alabama Organic Cattle Rancher and ASAN Board Member, Randall Hastings Participates in 2012 Fly-In

By |June 15th, 2012|Food Policy, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Randall Hastings, of Randall Hastings Farm in Bay Minette, Alabama, was one of four organic farmers sponsored by the Organic Farming REsearch Foundation (OFRF), to participate in the March 2012 NSAC Farmer Fly-In. OFRF led a March 2012 Fly-In to Washington, DC, organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, by sponsoring 4 organic farmers, who […]

306, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |June 3rd, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

DOTHAN, Ala. –For years, Michael Jackson has worked as an advocate for preventing childhood obesity, serving on a task force and pushing physical education in schools.And after years of pushing and advocating with policy-makers and politicians, he was frustrated.“I felt that I needed to do something on the ground,” Jackson said. “Something the community could […]