North Alabama Agriplex Foundation

aka North Alabama Agriplex   |   Cullman, AL   |  http://www.agriplex.org/

Mission

The North Alabama Agriplex's mission is to cultivate a community passionate about preserving our agricultural heritage, educating and feeding our neighbors, and growing a sustainable future. The Agriplex Board oversees staff to meet this mission.

Ruling year info

2015

Director

Mrs Rachel Dawsey

Main address

PO Box 2428

Cullman, AL 35056 USA

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EIN

63-1097694

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Home Economics (K50)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Agriplex tries to cultivate a community passionate about preserving our agricultural heritage, educate and feed our neighbors, and grow a sustainable future. For these reasons we offer more than 60 different programs and classes throughout the year. We glean produce from local farmers and distribute the produce to local food banks and people in need. Also we value a sustainable way of living and aim for ecological sustainability, reduce waste and promote recycling.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Little Farmers

A class for our littlest farmers. This program is geared toward children ages 3-4 with a parent. Each month children explore a different topic in the exciting world of agriculture through hands-on activities. Programs are from 10-11 AM.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

The Farm Kids Club program is conducted on Saturdays each month from 9:00-10:30 am at the Agriplex Heritage Center. It is for children 5 and up accompanied by an adult. Class fees are $10, per child. Adults are free, and there is a max program cost of $20 per family

Population(s) Served

The North Alabama Agriplex offers a series of hands-on programs for homeschoolers (kindergarten through 6th grade) and their parents once a month. Students will be divided into an older and younger age group with parents expected to assist their children. The program is held on Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 am at the Agriplex Heritage Center. Class fees are $10 per student. Adults are free with a max program cost of $20 per family (exceptions listed below). Registration is required.

Population(s) Served
Children
Children

The North Alabama Agriplex offers a series of hands-on programs for homeschoolers

(7th through 12th grade) once a month.
Students will be divided into junior and senior high groups. Drop-off optional.

The program is held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Agriplex Heritage Center.
Class fees are $10 per student with a max program cost of $20 per family

Population(s) Served

The Agriplex offers several summer programs for all ages.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
Children
Preteens

This series targets beginning and small farmers to teach relevent skills, encouraging peer to peer learning, and offer mentorship with experienced growers.

Free classes, Tuesdays at 6 pm

Population(s) Served

This monthly educational series offers valuable information about sustainability in your own backyard. All programs are $10 per person, and begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Population(s) Served

This monthly series provides the opportunity to learn heritage skills passed down through generations. All programs are $10 per person, and begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Population(s) Served

Come join the Agriplex's free program series. Lunch and learn is an educational series on a variety of different skills. The programs are Wednesdays from 12-1 pm at the Agriplex. Please call ahead to reserve your seat and lunch.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These metrics are regarding ALL of our programs

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Promote agricultural history through heritage skills programs for children and adults
Foster future farmers in schools through school gardens and educational programming
Provide educational programs for gardeners and cultivate sustainable stewards of the land
Make fresh produce available to all residents through community gardens, gleaning, and
partnering with local food security fighters
Promote local agriculture products common in North Alabama
Equip teachers to lead agriculture and horticulture lessons in their classrooms and school gardens
Be a welcoming, gathering place and hub for agriculture professionals and the entire community
Partner with post-secondary education institutions
Provide agriculture and horticulture training to professional producers and growers
Promote farm products to all people including the historically underserved
Encourage good nutrition and wellness for North Alabama
Advocate lifestyle changes towards wellness including increasing fresh local produce purchased

Sustain and improve FOUR monthly adult series and the independent series
Increase marketing of programs to fill programs
Create a more diverse audience for Adult educations programs
Define, Sustain, and Grow Agriplex Classroom visits and On School Campus programs
Sustain and Increase field trips to Agriplex Heritage Center
Maximize Summer options for kids onsite at the Agriplex and offsite
Maximize monthly youth Public programs
Get fresh produce into North Alabama’s hands
Outreach nutrition education and Wellness
Be a welcoming, gathering place and hub for agriculture professionals and the entire community
Promote local agriculture products common in North Alabama and the growers
Foster pride in North Alabama’s Agricultural history
Partner with post-secondary education institutions
Cooperative ventures with non-profits and other agencies
Expand outreach into surrounding counties

• We offer talent, experience and the organizational structure to provide flexible and accountable service with integrity to our customers
• We have accountability, diverse representation of our communities, and deliver exceptional education programs. Environmental Education
• One of two State recognized Ag Museum Boards
• Facilities & proximity to Peinhardt Living History Farm
• Local political support
• Good rapport with the community both local agencies and public

The Agriplex achieved most of the mentioned goals in our strategic plan for 2020-2023.
Right now we are planning a big expansion of the Agriplex - building a second, bigger building that will host a teaching kitchen, the Cullman County Extension Office and the future office space of the Agriplex staff.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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North Alabama Agriplex Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Amanda Stanton

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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