28 06, 2012

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

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00June 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 [...]

15 06, 2012

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

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00June 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 [...]

3 06, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00June 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 [...]

30 04, 2012

Chilton Food Innovation Center Formally Launches May 1

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00April 30th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 02, 2012

State’s First Food Policy Council Formed

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00February 7th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Food Policy, Newsflash!|0 Comments

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; [...]

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