An agri-business center would be a great addition to the mega sports complex

September 8, 2017

By Rep. Craig Ford
State House of Representatives

Tourism and hospitality are a $13 billion a year industry in the state of Alabama. That number comes from the Alabama Department of Tourism, and it was included in a press release Gov. Ivey put out last month.

But tourism and hospitality don’t just come from our beautiful beaches and college football. Alabama brings tourists from all over the country to participate in fishing and golf tournaments, space camp and tours of the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, travel ball sports and many, many more events.

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McMillan and Other State Leaders Celebrate Farm to School Success in Montgomery

December 9, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 8, satsuma farmer Jeremy Sessions joined Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (R); the Administrator of the Child Nutrition Program for the Alabama Department of Education, Frank Speed; the Director of the Farm to School Program, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Don Wambles; Alabama Farmers Federation Horticulture Division Director, Mac Higginbotham, Principal Michelle Harris; and the Executive Director of the Food Bank of North Alabama Kathryn Strickland at Dalraida Elementary School where students ate satsumas with their lunch and then had an opportunity to meet the farmer who grew those fruits.  The Tuesday event was part of the state’s Farm-To-School initiative.
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