North Alabama Agriplex
Planting in a Jar

"Promoting Agricultural Heritage"

About the Agriplex

Over a decade ago, community leaders and members of the Cullman Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee had a vision of a facility that would showcase the importance of agriculture to future generations. In 2000, the Alabama Legislature established the North Alabama Agriplex Board. Its purpose is to educate and create awareness of agriculture in Alabama.

One of the longest running programs of the Agriplex is Touring Farms for Kids. The tour introduces 35 children ages 7 to 14 to agriculture related sites in Cullman County and North Alabama. The Agriplex Board often co-sponsors other agriculture events in the community. In 2012, the board opened the Heritage Center, located on property purchased on Tally Ho Street in Cullman in 2006. The property includes the Red Hill Schoolhouse, which was moved to the site in 2007 and restored with the assistance of the Peinhardt Living History Farm, hardworking volunteers and grant funds.

The Agriplex is overseen by a board of directors with deep roots in Cullman and a strong commitment to our mission. We rely on their leadership and guidance as we develop as an organization.

North Alabama Map Noting Cullman

Board Members

  • Mrs. Bonnie Baty
  • Dr. Tom Chestnutt
  • Mr. Jerry Eddleman
  • Rev. Bill Lennard
  • Mr. Lee McBride
  • Ms. JoAnne Minnett
  • Dr. Bill Peinhardt
  • Mr. Paul Pinyan
  • Mr. Mike Roden
  • Mr. Tim Scott
  • Mr. Byron Smith
  • Mr. Billy Troutman
  • Mrs. Jackie Walker

Advisors

  • Mr. Tony Glover
  • Mrs. Cherrie Haney

Annual Visitors to the Agriplex

  • 2014: 4,792
  • 2013: 3,603
  • 2012: 2,460