We’re thrilled to announce that ASAN is hiring a full-time Development Director! This is a new position in the organization, which increases the full-time staff of the organization from one to two. Reporting to (and working in partnership with) the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead fundraising and development efforts as ASAN continues to […]
ASAN’s annual series of Regional Food & Farm Forums will convene farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates to “cross-pollinate” and learn from one another, in four locations around the state (see below).
ABOUT THE REGIONAL FORUMS:
The Regional Forums are training and networking events that bring together small-scale and sustainable farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Chilton Food Innovation Center, a fully equipped industrial kitchen that will provide local farmers and other aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities and technical assistance with food processing, will be formally launched Tuesday, May 1. The formal opening will begin at 2 p.m. at the Center, located on 13 First Avenue in Clanton.
The Food Innovation Center […]
BY: AARP Alabama Link To Original Source Of This Article
The first food policy council in Alabama was recently established as a direct result of work done by AARP and other stakeholders in 2011. Through the “Drive to End Hunger” initiative, AARP sponsored a hunger conference with UAB; made $10,000 donations to two food banks; organized […]