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.
Dr. Arlie Powell (President)
Petals of the Past, Chilton County
Larry LouAllen (Vice President)
LouAllen Farm, Lawrence County
Kent Isom (Sectretary/Treasurer)
Isom Orchard, Limestone County
Joe Lambrecht (Past President)
Oakview Farms, Elmore County
Hornsby Farms, Lee County
Whited Farms, Blount County
Four Mile Farms Produce, Talladega County
McLeod Family Farms, Cleburne County
Silverhill Satsuma, Baldwin County
Ferguson Farms LLC, Washington County
Blake Thaxton (Executive Director)
Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Educational Advisor)