AFVGA Tour Visits Sites in Georgia, Florida

By Clint Thompson The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) toured farming operations in Georgia and Florida last week. It allowed its attendees, young and experienced, to build camaraderie while learning from fellow growers in the Southeast. Blake Thaxton, executive director of the AFVGA, discussed the importance of the week-long tour, which included stops at Lewis Taylor Farms, a …

Federal Assistance: Alabama Producers in 51 Counties Eligible for Disaster Assistance

By Clint Thompson A pair of March freeze events devastated fruit and vegetable crops in Alabama. Specialty crop producers in 51 counties in Alabama have been found eligible for disaster assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture included 51 counties in its recent Crop Production Loss Disaster Declaration. Primary affected areas include Baldwin, Blount, Chilton, …

AFVGA Conference Returns to Gulf Shores in 2023

By Marlee Moore The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s (AFVGA) annual Conference and Trade Show will have a new date next year. Normally held each fall, the association will meet next year on Feb. 9-10, 2023, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. AFVGA Executive Director Blake Thaxton is excited to welcome growers to the Lodge at Gulf State Park for a …