Alabama Contacts

Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority

Contact: Don Wambles, Director AG Promotions, AL Department of Agriculture & Industries
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107
Phone: 334-240-7249
Fax: 334-240-3723
E-mail: don.wambles@fma.alabama.gov
Website: www.fma.alabama.gov


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance/Alabama EBT Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)
Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through the Alabama Dept of Agriculture & Industries

For more information, contact:
Don Wambles
Director
Farmers Market Authority, Farm-to-School
AL Dept of Agriculture & Industries
don.wambles@agi.alabama.gov
(334) 240-7249


Alabama Ag Department

Alabama Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

Alabama Farmers Market Nutrition Programs 

Alabama News/Case Studies

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country

Stephanie Fenty March 20, 2019

Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food. Here’s a first look at the great work resulting from the funding. Keya Wakpala Community Farmers’ Market Mission, SD… Read More



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Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Tuscaloosa AL

Darlene Wolnik January 18, 2019

JOB POSTING: Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Schoolyard Roots in Tuscaloosa, AL, in partnership with the Americorps VISTA program. Full-time, one year position. More information here. Read More



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Youth Food & Farm Forum December 7-8 Nauvoo, AL

Darlene Wolnik June 5, 2018

Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network (ASAN) will be holding a Youth Food & Farm Forum, to be held this year in conjunction with their (adult) 2018 Food & Farm Forum, December 7-8 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL. The Food & Farm Forum is the primary annual gathering of ASAN’s statewide network of farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and… Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More



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Farm Service Agency County Committees slots available in Alabama

Darlene Wolnik January 31, 2018

The FSA (Farm Service Agency) released a notice highlighting 47 counties in 17 states — including Baldwin, Escambia, Dallas or Monroe Counties in Alabama — that need an additional Socially Disadvantaged farmer to serve on the FSA County Committees to achieve fair representation for certain counties with high % of farmers of color/women. See https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_Notice/ao_1696.pdf If you… Read More



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ASAN Food & Farm Forum: December 8-9, 2017 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL

Darlene Wolnik November 29, 2017

  *Event details – http://asanonline.org/forum17 * *Registration – http://bit.ly/2zWVWKr * The ASAN Food & Farm Forum is the central annual gathering of ASAN’s statewide network of farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates. Approximately 250 diverse participants from across the state will come together for a weekend of “cross-pollinating” and collaboration to build a more robust local food… Read More