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The age-old practice of growing and harvesting medicinal plants to use as pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements is alive and well today! The Alabama Medicinal Plant Growers Association (AMPGA) believes that medicinal plant production can be an income source for Alabama landowners.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the AMPGA is to promote the development of a medicinal plant industry in Alabama through education and sharing of information on medicinal plant species and varieties, cultural methods, disease and pest management, appropriate harvest, processing and storage methods, quality standards, organic production techniques, and market opportunities. They focus especially on those plants that have potential for generating revenue for Alabama farmers and landowners. In addition, the group promotes exchanges of plants, plant materials, seeds and rhizomes and serves as a clearinghouse where medicinal plant growers can learn of market opportunities, connect with potential buyers for their crops. Buyers can identify growers with whom to contract for production. Both growers and buyers can access educational and research resources to assist them in their business efforts.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

2014 Fall Meeting and Workshops

Guest Speaker: Dr. Willard Collier

Location: Tuskegee Univeristy - more details to follow - stay tuned!!

Regisrtation will begin at 9:00 AM with Coffee, fruit and pastries provided

A Business meeting for members will take place just before lunch.

Registration Fee:

Members - $20.00
Nonmembers - $30.00
Students with ID: $20
Additional family members: $20.00

Registration Form:


From the Vice-President: We need all your ideas and input to help us find more and better ways to get our medicinal plants growing and marketed in Alabama (translation: we'd like to see you all at the business meeting). See you September 13.

Directions to Tuskegee University

- Get on I-85, going north from Montgomery.

- Get off at Exit .

- Take the first

- Keep going a few miles until

NOTE: if coming from , you might google the address and find a shorter route from Clanton.


AMPGA is dedicated to developing sustainable markets for Alabama grown medicinal plants.

The AMPGA annual membership fee is $30.

For more information, call 256-276-8599 or 334-332-2070

Or email  Janet Smith at or Rachel Sharpe at .

All members are encouraged to attend to help shape the direction of AMPGA for the coming year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the Contact Us link on the left.

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