Divisions & Departments

Executive Divsion

Managerial, Administrative, & Support functions including: Commissioner's Office, Media Services, Accounting, General Services, Personnel, Information Technology

(334) 240-7100

Agriculture Compliance

Agriculture Compliance is now the home for the Stockyards and Brands Unit.  Here we are charged with the care of the Livestock Market Charter Application process; the registration and licensing/permitting of bonded livestock markets, livestock dealers and livestock brands. 

(334) 240-7182

Animal Health

Animal health is continuously conducting research and monitoring to protect threats to our Nation's food supply economy.

(334) 240-7255

Audits & Reports

Written opinion of an auditor regarding an entity's financial statements.

(334) 240-7122

Emergency Programs

Provide the full resources of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries to support the State of Alabama in any emergency situation.

(334) 240-7278

Farmers Market Authority

To promote direct marketing avenues for Alabama agriculture products and advocate for the interest and respond to the needs of farmers markets and direct market farmers.

(877) 774-9519

Food Safety

The Food Safety Section's responsibilities are primarily regulatory in nature and serve to assure safe quality products for our Alabama consumers.

(334) 240-7202

AFSIS: Alabama Federal-State Inspection Service

Our responsibility is to provide honest and impartial inspections and audits to members of Alabama’s agriculture industry. Sampling and grading harvests. 

(334) 240-7231

Gins & Warehouses

Issues permits for public warehouses, grain dealers, cotton merchants and cotton gins as well as performing audits of all public warehouses and grain dealers and inspects all cotton gins.

(334) 240-7183


The agriculture law division is directed toward the prevention of potential lawsuits against the department and personnel including the provision of legal, legislative and administrative counsel. 

(334) 240-7117

Livestock Market News

To compile and disseminate information that will aid producers, consumers, and distributors in the sale and purchase of livestock, meat, poultry, eggs, grains, and their related products.

(334) 240-7180

Pesticide Management

Regulates individuals or companies that sell, use, or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides, engage in the commercial application of pesticides, and structural pest control or horticultural activities.

(334) 240-7242

Petroleum Commodities

Collects inspection fees on petroleum products sold, stored, used or offered for sale in the state.

(334) 240-7127

Plant Health

A key component of the Plant Industry Section mission is the early detection, control and/or eradication of harmful exotic plant pest and noxious weed introductions.

(334) 240-7225

Seed Lab

To inspect seeds for farmers, seed dealers and the Alabama DOT to insure that the maximum yield can be achieved. 

(334) 240-7140

Veterinary Diagnostic Labs

Receives animals for practices and test samples for better animal health.

(334) 844-4987

Weights & Measures

Provides honest information concerning trading standards for packing and selling products.

(334) 240-7133