Despite its relatively small size, the agriculture industry in Alaska remains an important one. From small, locally-owned farms to innovative, rural projects that use sustainable energy, Alaska Business covers the economics of agriculture and how entrepreneurs and established business owners continue to grow this field in Alaska.
Latest Agriculture News
Alaska’s 2023 Farm Family of the Year title goes to Marja Smets and Bo Varsano of Petersburg, who own and operate Farragut Farm.
To supplement their income, farmers have given their land a second life as tourist destinations, wedding venues, product-tasting sites, and more, benefitting the farms, locals, and visitors who get to spend memorable moments on some of the state’s most beautiful homesteads.
A vegetable farm in Sitka and a packaged meal manufacturer from the Lower 48 that is expanding to Alaska are the prize winners at the 6th annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest.
US Department of Agriculture grants and loan guarantees pay for village infrastructure upgrades, new fishing vessels, and a helicopter.
The 2nd annual Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference included a greater emphasis on the food system as an aspect of sustainability, compared to the inaugural year.
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