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Havemeister out as agriculture director

Gov. Bill Walker announced last week that Franci Havemeister will leave her role as director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture on Dec. 4.The Palmer resident was appointed in 2007 and is a lifelong Alaska resident.While agriculture...
Alaskans invited to take part in National Farm to School Month

...Sable and Sandy learned about the national Kids and Chefs Cook for Success program and they worked with the Alaska Division of Agriculture and local schools to bring the program to Galena in late September. The division helped facilitate a visit...
Seed potato program may come to an end

...brought one time increment funding approval for Plant Materials Center's Potato Program which runs under the Alaska Division of Agriculture. The program will require legislative action to continue next year.The Materials Center is the only place...
Montessori Borealis selected to receive grant

...23 programs from around the state to receive the 2014 Alaska Farm to School Program mini-grant from the Alaska Division of Agriculture. There was a record number of applicants this year from schools, preschools, home school programs and nonprofit...
Alaska Farm to School and Alaska Grown programs receive statewide award

Palmer ? The Alaska Division of Agriculture's Farm to School Program and Marketing Section today received the Alaska Community Service Award for Health from the Alaska Public...
Reminder of Potato Late Blight Disease quarantine

PALMER - The Alaska Division of Agriculture would like to remind retail store managers of the plant health requirements for the sale of seed potatoes and tomato plants from...
State requests farm, ranch data for Alaska Grown Source Book

PALMER - The Alaska Division of Agriculture is asking farmers and ranchers statewide to provide their data for inclusion in the 2014-15 Alaska Grown Source Book, according...
2013 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year announced

PALMER - Vern Stockwell and Becky Gardner, of the Stockwell Farm in Palmer, have been selected by the Alaska agricultural community as the 2013 Farm Family of the Year. Vern and Becky will be honored at the Alaska State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22.
2012 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year Announced

PALMER - The Martin family, originally from Southeast, has been selected as the 2012 Farm Family of the Year by the Alaska agricultural community.
Fairbanks scientists develop cold-climate barley

...It was almost impossible to harvest the stuff," said Charlie Knight, the northern region manager for the Alaska Division of Agriculture who was among the former UAF researchers on the Sunshine project. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...


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