About the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers aim to promote, advance, and protect the growing, harvesting and marketing of fruits and vegetables. Our strategic goals are:

  1. Support family farms and local food systems through education and support services;
  2. Participate in specialty crop policy and advocacy in the state/region/nation;
  3. Enhance marketing and promotion of Alabama specialty crops;
  4. Build collaboration across industry and regional groups;
  5. Create public value to keep the organization relevant in future.

Our Leadership

Northern District Directors
  • Jeremy Calvert - Cullman
  • John Penney - Albertville
  • Scott Penton - Verbena
  • Jimmy Witt - Hayden
Southern District Directors
  • Hope Cassebaum - Lillian
  • Beth Hornsby - Auburn
  • Joe Lambrecht - Wetumpka
  • Blake Nichols - Grand Bay
Educational Advisers & REAs
  • Ayanava Majumdar - Educational Adviser
  • Ann Chambliss - Educational Adviser
  • Joe Kemble - Educational Adviser
  • Elina Coneva - Educational Adviser
  • Jeremy Pickens – Educational Adviser
  • Doug Chapman - NW REA Adviser
  • Mike Reeves - NE REA Adviser
  • Chip East - SE REA Adviser
  • James Miles - SW REA Adviser
  • Gary Gray - WC REA Adviser
  • Bethany O'Rear - WC REA Adviser
  • Neil Kelly - SE REA Adviser
  • Edgar Vinson - C REA Adviser
  • Kevin Burkett - C REA Adviser

Industry Advisers

  • Don Wambles - Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries
  • Jim Allen - Alabama Farmers Cooperative
  • Rusty Autry - Seminis Vegetable Seeds
  • Lisa Beasley - Pepper Place Farmers Market

Copyright © 2018 Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

AFVGA, P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL. 36191

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