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.
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“Our goal by adding another weekend is to help spread out the Fair crowds and keep fairgoers as safe as possible as Alaska continues to respond to the global pandemic,” says Jerome Hertel, Fair CEO.
The award recognizes the retailer’s marketing creativity and success during the fourth-annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.
The grant program seeks to enhance Alaska’s specialty crops’ competitiveness, sustain farmers’ livelihoods, and strengthen local communities.
While Alaska enjoys the benefits of a global supply system, it is simply responsible to support home-grown systems we can rely on, just in case,” says David W. Schade, director of the Division of Agriculture.
Greg and Weatherly Bates operate Alaska Shellfish Farm, which produces and sells oysters and mussels and recently expanded into the kelp market.
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Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.