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Seed potato program may come to an end 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 in...
Celebrate AK Agriculture Day on May 5

...and educating youth about the vital role that agriculture plays in our economy.Here are a few ideas from the Division of Agriculture on how to celebrate Agriculture Day:? Join the 34,278 people who "like" the Alaska Grown Facebook page at...
Chef at the Market now accepting applications from Alaska chefs

...applications from Alaska chefs interested in providing cooking demonstrations during the 2015 farmers market season. The Division of Agriculture intends to award multiple contracts for chef demonstrations between May and September.The Chef at the Market...
State seeks applicants for specialty crop grants

PALMER - The Division of Agriculture is now seeking applicants for its annual Specialty Crop Competitive Grant Program. The division intends to administer grants for...
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

...would not violate the state constitution.The Senate State Affairs Committee also discussed marijuana Tuesday. Division of Agriculture Director Franci Havemeister told the committee that the division is looking at whether marijuana growers will...
Applications sought for Farm to Summer Food Service grants

...specialty crops within their programs.The new Farm to Summer Food Service Program grants have been developed by the Division of Agriculture's Farm to School Program in coordination with the Department of Education & Early Development's Child Nutrition...
Lawmakers discuss agriculture side of marijuana industry

JUNEAU - A state official told Alaska lawmakers that the Division of Agriculture will have a role in overseeing the state's new marijuana industry.Director Franci Havemeister told the Senate State Affairs...
Business booming for berry growers

...making. We're the only winery in the state that is 100 percent Alaskan grown, and we are certified by the Division of Agriculture."Olson said having a berry farm in Alaska has been difficult, especially with unpredictable weather."Farming...
State develops 'Farm to Restaurant' publication

...check out a free new publication with information on how they can sell their products to restaurants.The state Division of Agriculture has developed an online "Farm to Restaurant" fact sheet in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Environmental...
Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...and planting is one of the reforestation methods specified in the act.Harvested spruce cones are sent to the Division of Agriculture's Alaska Plant Materials Center for cleaning, conditioning and storage. The cones are dried and tumbled to...


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