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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

Farmers Summit Explores Opportunity for Growth

The Southeastern community of Haines was once known as the strawberry capital of Alaska. In the 1900s, Charlie Anway’s prolific red berries were shipped throughout the state—his largest berry measuring seven inches in circumference. During the harvesting season for more than two decades, Anway hired up to twenty pickers and grossed more than $700 a day.

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Thriving, Varied, Mat-Su Farms

Driving through downtown Wasilla or Palmer, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the Matanuska-Susitna Valley began in many ways as an agricultural colony. But, just a few steps off the main road, there are many farms producing fresh meat, dairy, and produce for hungry Alaskans.

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Junior Achievement Turns 100

January 2019

Locally, Junior Achievement of Alaska has been helping students better understand business and economics for forty-six years. Based in Anchorage with a staff of three, Junior Achievement of Alaska serves more than 14,500 students in fifty-five communities around the state. Many past Junior Achievement students have gone on to become successful professionals and continue to serve as classroom volunteers to help raise the next generation of business leaders.