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.
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.
Giving Alabama Farmers Other Crop Options
Saturday, Sept 14, 2013
2013 Fall Meeting and Workshops
Location: Chilton Area Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton, AL 35045
Regisrtation will begin at 8:00 AM with Coffee, fruit and pastries provided
Talks will be from 9:00 AM until about noon
Business meeting for association members just before lunch.
Members - $20.00
Nonmembers - $30.00
Students with ID: $20
Additional family members: $20.00
TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM, click here.
From the Vice-President: We've got some great speakers and terrific programs. 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 Sept. 14.
Directions to Chilton Area Research and Extension Center:
- Get on I-65, going south from Birmingham or north from Montgomery.
- Get off at Exit 219 and go west towards Jemison.
- Take the first left onto HWY 29. You will pass Petals From The Past on the left.
- Keep going a few miles until you see the research center. The mail building will be on the left.
NOTE: if coming from Montgomery, 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 Janet@TheLovelyJanet.com or Rachel Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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