26 03, 2019

Policy Collaborative Action Network PCAN-conference call

By |2019-03-26T16:06:32+00:00March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

From the organizers: PCAN hosts a conference call each quarter wherein callers discuss current policy in motion, and questions, or simply listen and learn about national and state level programs impacting sustainable agriculture. Our next scheduled call is Thursday, April 25th at 2:00 Eastern time.   . Get involved by emailing us at: [email protected] ……………….. This [...]

31 10, 2018

ASAN and Hometown Action Launch Community Survey

By |2022-11-11T13:30:33+00:00October 31st, 2018|Food Policy, Intersections, Newsflash!, Take Action!|0 Comments

By Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Hometown Action (pictured at right, on far right) When I began thinking more strategically about possible partnerships for Hometown Action’s growth as an organization, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) was an obvious choice. A primary reason I was originally drawn to Hometown Action is our emphasis on people-centered, sustainable solutions for small [...]

19 10, 2018

October PCAN Call

By |2018-10-19T20:23:52+00:00October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

From the organizers: I. Introduction II. Farm Bill Update - 2014 Bill is Dead, Now What? III. Policy Update  a. Federal  b.State/Local IV. Open Floor V. SSAWG Policy Track Conference Sessions VI. Adjourn Contact [email protected] to join this call. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our [...]

24 08, 2017

Volunteer Lobbyist Training

By |2017-08-24T20:22:47+00:00August 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteer Lobbyist Training

Hosted by the Sierra Club (Alabama Chapter), the Alabama Rivers Alliance, and Conservation Alabama: Have you ever wanted to talk to your elected officials about issues you care about but don't know exactly what to say or how to make your voice heard? The Sierra Club Alabama Chapter -- in partnership with Alabama Rivers Alliance and Conservation Alabama -- [...]

26 09, 2016

Policy Corner: Business Licenses and Sales Tax

By |2022-11-11T13:31:15+00:00September 26th, 2016|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|2 Comments

This is the full-length version of an article that appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the ASAN Update, our quarterly print newsletter.  Question 1 appears exactly as it does in the newsletter.  Question 2 appears in this blog post with additional details that were cut in the newsletter due to space constraints. This is [...]

16 08, 2016

Alabama Arise Annual Meeting

By |2016-08-16T23:12:36+00:00August 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Your voice matters! Alabama Arise Citizen's Policy Project expects another huge crowd at the 2016 Arise annual meeting.  Members or individuals from member groups should come on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery to choose our 2017 issue priorities. New proposals will compete with [...]

11 01, 2016

2016 Legislative Issue Preview

By |2016-01-11T20:38:30+00:00January 11th, 2016|Comments Off on 2016 Legislative Issue Preview

Hosted by Alabama Arise: Join Arise members from the Birmingham area to strategize on our Arise 2016 issue priorities. Discussions will be led by our Arise North Alabama organizers and grassroots advocates from the Birmingham area. We'll discuss the Alabama state budget and Medicaid Expansion, Ban the Box, Predatory Lending Reform, Voting Rights, Death Penalty [...]

18 02, 2015

Madison County Legislative Forum

By |2015-02-18T03:42:33+00:00February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

The legislative forum is a chance for citizens to speak to their legislators (state senators and representatives) on issues important to them. The event will be held in the Huntsville City Council chambers in the city Municipal Building. Speakers must register (on-site) before the meeting and time is limited to 3 minutes per person. Speakers can [...]

6 06, 2014

Food Policy Briefing: New Cottage Food Law Went into Effect June 1, 2014

By |2022-11-11T13:31:16+00:00June 6th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

By Kristin Woods, ACES Regional Extension Agent Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets have provided small food producers and home processors greater economic opportunity. Because of the costs of meeting food regulations, in many cases the markets have provided the only venue available to a small [...]

10 03, 2014

ASAN Spring 2014 Newsletter

By |2022-11-11T13:31:30+00:00March 10th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

Download the Spring 2014 issue of the ASAN print newsletter today! This issue includes great articles on: Off-bottom oyster farming in the Gulf Basics of soil fertility RAFI's farm advocate program Crash course in silvopasture Gardeners combating community hunger The state of our state's health care North AL Revolving Loan Fund opportunities Food policy briefings [...]

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