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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 [...]

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; [...]

3 11, 2011

How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00November 3rd, 2011|Farmers and Gardeners, Resources|0 Comments

The Washington Post Opinions Link To Original Source FARMERS IN ALABAMA are in revolt against the state’s over-the-top immigration law, which is designed to hound illegal immigrants so that they move elsewhere. As it happens, a substantial portion of farm workers there, as in other states, are undocumented. In the farmers’ view, the law is [...]