Who is AFVGA?
The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) aims to promote, advance, and protect the growing, harvesting and marketing of fruits and vegetables. Our strategic goals are to:
Support family farms and local food systems through education and support services.
Participate in specialty crop policy and advocacy in the state/region/nation.
Enhance marketing and promotion of Alabama specialty crops.
Build collaboration across industry and regional groups.
Create public value to keep the organization relevant in future.
The AFVGA Board of directors consists of ten directors, eleven if the past president chooses to participate, and are elected by the membership at the annual general business meeting.
Joe Lambrecht (President)
Oakview Farms, Elmore County
Dr. Arlie Powell (Vice President)
Petals of the Past, Chilton County
Beth Hornsby (Secretary/Treasurer)
Hornsby Farms, Lee County
Taylor Hatchett (Past President)
Boozer Farms, Chilton County
Whited Farms, Blount County
Isom Orchard, Limestone County
LouAllen Farm, Lawrence County
Sessions Farm, Mobile County
Reeves Farm, Morgan County
Lone Oak Farm, Tallapoosa County
Blake Thaxton (Executive Director)
Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Educational Advisor)