“Farming Means Business and Business is Booming”

Will Jordan Sunbelt Ag Expo, Sweet Grown Alabama

by Will Jordan The 45th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo kicked off this past Tuesday in Moultrie, Ga. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year awards saw Darrel Haynes of Alabama, Wade Purvis of Florida and Bart Davis of Georgia receive their respective state farmer of the year awards. Other states recognized with Farmer of the Year Awards included …


Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Industry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

In our weekly “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”, Commissioner, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) recently hosted the 20th annual Tomato Sandwich Lunch at the Ed Teague Arena in Montgomery. Were you pleased with this year’s event? Again, to find a local farmers market near you, check out the Sweet Grown Alabama website, which includes a searchable …


Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

In our weekly “Around the State with Commissioner Rick Pate” Commissioner, Christmas is almost here. Do you have any recommendations for those looking to purchase gifts? Visit their website to learn more, or go to their Facebook page. And that’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.


Alabama 2022 Farm Legislation a Win for Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Legislative

Alabama’s 2022 state legislative season was a success for agriculture with the passage of key bills. “I would say overall we were very happy with how it went. We had some priorities that we called the farm package here at the Alabama Farmers Federation, and all of that was successful,” said Blake Thaxton, a director with the Alabama Farmers Federation. …

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Sweet Grown Alabama Hosted Second Annual Farm to Table Dinner in Baldwin County

Dan Alabama

(ROBERTSDALE, AL/May 13, 2022) — Sweet Grown Alabama hosted its second annual farm to table dinner at Waters Edge in Robertsdale May 12. Nearly 150 attendees enjoyed a dinner of locally grown products, music from local duo Wylie Pete and Alabama farm scenery. Farmers, sponsors, local legislators and community members dined on eight classic southern dishes highlighting Sweet Grown Alabama …


Poarch Band of Creek Indians Partner with Sweet Grown Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, is pleased to welcome the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as a founding member of the non-profit organization.  “I am excited to announce our support of Sweet Grown Alabama,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO. “We are always looking for ways to support Alabama’s economy and this important initiative will …

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‘Sweet Grown Alabama’ Statewide Agricultural Branding Program Launches

Dan Alabama, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Shoppers looking to buy local and support Alabama farmers will soon have a new way to identify locally grown products with the Sweet Grown Alabama logo.  “As I travel across the state, most of the questions I receive from consumers are about their food and where it comes from,” said Commissioner Rick Pate of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and …