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
Greg and Weatherly Bates operate Alaska Shellfish Farm, which produces and sells oysters and mussels and recently expanded into the kelp market.
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and partners have released the registration for a Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program to be held for Alaska residents interested in starting their own seaweed farm in Alaska.
UAF graduate student Eva Burk is helping rural communities develop a plan to utilize local resources to improve food security.
Governor Mike Dunleavy welcomed the news, stating, “After conducting a thorough, multi-year public process, the Forest Service has once again acknowledged that this onerous rule has imposed an unfair burden on our state.”
The funds will allow the Alaska Tilth program to purchase Mat-Su farmers’ produce at fair market prices and in turn offer that produce to communities of need via the UAF Cooperative Extension’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education services.
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