Agriplex online spring auction May 4-7

(North Alabama Agriplex)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex will hold its spring online auction Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7, raising funds for its new community hub. The auction features several valuable prize packages including passes to area attractions and restaurants, along with handcrafted items. 

Photos and full descriptions of the items available are available at

Package items include:

  • A John Deere Peg Perego Gator XUV toy ride-on vehicle from TriGreen Equipment
  • Four rounds of golf at Terri Pines with lessons from Stephen DeBoer, Cross Creek Golf Course
  • Four one-day passes to Point Mallard
  • Lunch at Trident Marina
  • One 90-minute session at Quality Therapeutic Massage
  • Lunch at The Brick Deli
  • Four passes to the Cook Museum of Natural Science
  • Local foods including honey and cakes
  • Handmade woodworking items from local craftsmen
  • Much more

The online auction opens at noon on Thursday, May 4 and closes at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.  To participate, simply go to and follow directions. Items won in the auction may be collected at the Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho Street in Cullman, on Tuesday, May 9, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Community hub

To better serve north Alabama and continue the work of Food for Life, the Agriplex is raising $2.3 million to construct a community hub. Located on its current property in Cullman, the 8,525-square-foot facility will feature a fully equipped demonstration and teaching kitchen and workspace shared with the Cullman County Extension Office.  The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has a county office in all 67 counties across the state. The Extension System relies on cooperation from local county commissions to provide office space from which the Extension can serve the county. The support of the Cullman County Commission for the expansion at the Agriplex is also a commitment to provide a home for the Cullman County Extension Office.

Near the current John T. Williamson Heritage Center, the new facility will enable the Agriplex to broaden its efforts in reducing food insecurity and promoting nutrition education as young and old alike learn to prepare, preserve and enjoy delicious, locally grown produce. The expansion will also enhance the Agriplex’s current instruction in heritage agricultural skills and sustainable living and provide the opportunity for job training courses in the foodservice and agriculture industries. The North Alabama Agriplex plans to break ground on the community hub in 2024.