News from Alaska Farm Bureau
October 2017
Alaska Farm Bureau News
DON'T MISS OUT!!! EARLY BIRD registration for the Friday Forum ends October 20th!

November 3-4, 2017 at Lands End in Homer - to receive the group discount on rooms book directly with the hotel by calling 907-235-0400 Ext 1 and reference the Alaska Farm Bureau.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm : Free workshop - Protect Your Investment and Maximize Your Farming Potential with Crop Insurance and NAP - Agrilogic Consulting, LLC
Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 8:00am : Friday Forum
Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 8:00am : Annual Meeting

Register by mail 
National Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall
We are excited to be joined by American Farm Bureau Federation President, Zippy Duvall! He'll be speaking at our Friday night banquet as well as during our Annual Meeting on Saturday November 4th. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity!
Each year we have an auction during the Friday Forum and Awards Banquet to benefit students seeking an education in agriculture or natural resources. Depending on how much is raised at this auction, the Alaska Farm Bureau awards one or two, $2000.00 scholarships. This is a great benefit that assists our students going into an agriculture or natural resource field.

The auction is the only source of funds for the scholarship program. 100% of all money raised during the auction is devoted to the program. Please bring your donations to the Friday Forum registration table on Friday morning. Your donations can also be certificates for items too large to be brought to the auction or mailed to the Alaska Farm Bureau office at 37075 Nicholas View Lane, Soldotna, AK 99669 - make sure it's mailed in plenty of time to make it before the first of November! 

See you in Homer!!!

Amy Seitz, Executive Director

37075 Nicholas View Lane
Soldotna, AK 99669 

PS. Do you still need to renew your Farm Bureau membership this year? Or, have you been meaning to join and just haven't gotten around to it? Join/renew on our website -
Thursday Night Workshop - FREE!
Managing Farm Risk - Agrilogic Consulting, LLC
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm - Lands' End Harbor Room

Learn about protecting your investment and maximize your farming potential with crop insurance and NAP!

  AgriLogic Consulting, LLC based in College Station, Texas in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, will be presenting on the topics of crop insurance programs and other risk management tools that are available to assist Alaska agricultural producers remain in business in the event of damage or loss.
AgriLogic will also be offering FREE consultations and will provide FREE PREMIUM QUOTES for all those who are interested in learning about solutions to mitigate farm risk. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, please email . For more information on AgriLogic, visit .
Be sure and take advantage of the opportunity to hear from Agrilogic and sign up for the Thursday night workshop when you register for the Annual Meeting events!
"Building Alaska's Agriculture"
November 3, 2017 - Lands' End Resort - Homer, AK
8:00   Friday Forum Registration
8:30   Welcome - Bryce Wrigley, President, Alaska Farm Bureau, Inc.
8:45   Division of Agriculture: Arthur Keyes, Director, Division of Agriculture
9:10   Why Accurate Ag Stats are Important to Farmers ; Sue Benz
9:30   Bogard Food Hub: Growing Ideas & Your Wealth! Road Stories of Mobile Poultry Processing and Business Incubators; Terry Smith, President/CEO, Unified Operations, LLC
10:00   Break - Silent Auction
10:20   TBD
10:40   Moving Forward with FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Dr. Gerlach, State Veterinarian
11:20   Keeping Bees and What to do with All Their Goodies:   Sarah Souders, Sarah's Alaska Honey
11:45   Lunch and Scholarship Silent Auction
12:45   Using an Online Food Hub to Reach Markets; Kyra Wagner, District Manager, Homer Soil and Water Conservation District
1:15   Starting a Business: basic issues faced when starting a small business; Bryan Zak, Small Business Development Center
2:15  Update on the Mycoplasma Ovipneumonae Study in Sheep and Goats: Dr. Gerlach, State Veterinarian            
3:00   Break. Silent Auction Ends - Payments Accepted - take your items with you
3:20   Future Land Sales: New Idea - Phased Ag; Erik Johnson. Division of Agriculture
4:00   Marketing with Social Media, Website and Print Material - Wendy Kenney, 23Kazoos
4:45   Closing
5:30   Cash Bar opens in our same meeting room
6:00   Awards Banquet and Scholarship Auction - Keynote Speaker: Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation 
November 4, 2017 - Lands' End Resort - Homer, AK
8:00 - 8:30   Registration
8:30        Call to Order
               Determination of Quorum
               Introduction of Guests
               Agenda: Additions/Changes/Adoption
               2016 Annual Meeting Minutes
               Hail and Farewell
               President's Report, Bryce Wrigley
               Treasurer's Report, Eileen Herman, Accountant
9:00        Ratification of Election for Directors
               Presentation to Chapter Presidents that met membership quota
               List of candidates developed for President and Vice President
9:30        Value of Being a Farm Bureau Member; Zippy Duvall, President,        American Farm Bureau Federation
10:00       Break and opportunity to check out of hotel
10:30       Chapter Reports - What has been going on in each of the chapters?
                (Approximately 10-minute report from each)
11:30       Legislation and Regulation Related to Agriculture:
                                    HB 217 Food Freedom Act
                                    HB 197 Seed Libraries
                                    Confidentiality for Office of the State Vet
12:00       Lunch - Compliments of COUNTRYFinancial
1:00        Develop 2017/2018 Priorities
1:30        Alaska Farm Bureau's Resolution Platform - Proposed Changes
2:15        Discussion: Alaska Grown Program Rules:  
2:45        Items from the Floor - Open Forum: What's on your mind? Your opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions for the Alaska Farm Bureau
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The Business Side of Growing Peonies
November 5, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm -- Lands End Homer, AK
The Alaska Farm Bureau is assisting peony growers with a one day workshop in conjunction with the Annual meeting.
November 5th, the day after Alaska Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting, peony growers with roots in the ground have the opportunity to participate in a special one day workshop to build business skills specific to the peony industry.

Subjects include:
                Marketing-identifying your niche
                Operation Costs
                Quality Control
                Crop Insurance
                Social Media-it's not a mystery

$35 for Farm Bureau members and $75 for non-members. Seating is limited so reserve them NOW! Contact Rita Jo at 907-235-8116 or to reserve your seat.
One of the items of business that will be coming up at our Annual Meeting is reviewing proposed changes to the Alaska Farm Bureau's resolution platform. Below you can review our resolution platform with suggested changes. These changes will be discussed and voted on by membership attending the Annual Meeting in November.
Purposed Changes:
Bold & underlined text = suggested new text
Italic text = suggested deleting text

Agricultural Issues
  1. We support full funding by General Fund appropriations for the Division of Agriculture. 
  2.  We support the protection of the corpus of the Agriculture Revolving Loan Fund (ARLF) and its assets and a General Fund appropriation of $10 million for re-capitalization.
  3. We support the continued operation of Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage. *AK Farm Bureau supports continued operation of all slaughter facilities
  4. We support the Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) to advance the meat packing industry to private ownership utilizing a system of regional small plants.
  5. We support the expansion of the dairy industry in the State of Alaska. *AK Farm Bureau supports expansion in all industries
  6. We strongly urge that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) continue reviewing and modifying the regulations governing the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund (ARLF) to stimulate responsible agricultural lending. Federal loan guarantees should be pursued.
  7. We urge additional funding from various State and Federal agencies for noxious weed management.
  8. We strongly urge the Division of Agriculture to implement inspection for USDA organic standards.
  9. We urge the Alaska Division of Agriculture and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to actively fund and support Alaska's FFA, 4-H, Ag in the Classroom and agricultural science and natural resources education state wide. *Addressed in Education
  10. We strongly urge that the legislature change certain statutes so that members of the BAC should not be restricted from applying for new ARLF loans or restricted from modifying existing ARLF loans while serving on the board.
  11. We request the Division of Agriculture to request the Attorney General's office review its decision to not allow BAC members to vote on agricultural issues of a general nature even when the producer participates within the production of that commodity. All Alaskans have access so no preference is granted to BAC members.
  12. We support the creation of a new cabinet level department in state government called the Department of Renewable Resources to include the Division of Agriculture.  
  13. We support legislation to require management of the Delta Bison Herd by restricting movement of the animals in such a way as to prevent damage to private property and agricultural commodities.
  14.  We support legislation requiring the State to determine the value of damage caused to agricultural commodities by the Delta Bison Herd and make compensation to the commodity owner at fair market value for the damage.
  15. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the containment of the Delta Bison Herd to state property through the use of containment fencing.
  16. The Alaska Farm Bureau urges the Division of Agriculture to complete the necessary steps to complete the Nenana Totchaket project for a timely land sale.
  17. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports that the label affixed to agriculture products called "local" only apply to products that would also meet the requirements of the Alaska Grown program.
  18. We encourage and assist veterans who want to explore agriculture as a career choice and support groups including but not limited to the Farmer Veterans Coalition and the American Farm Bureau Patriot Project.   
  19. We encourage the use of Alaska agricultural products by the Alaska Cruise ship industry.
Renewable Resources
  1. We support the development of a Long Range Plan for agriculture, drawing upon private and governmental agency input to identify and remove obstructions to agricultural success.
  2. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the production and usage of renewable bio-fuels.
  3.  We support legislation to develop an Alaska Farm Bill that will commit the state to solving its food security and alternative energy problems by taking advantage of the renewable resources Alaska farms already produce and encouraging research toward suitable seed, crops and livestock.
  4. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the concept of fee simple land sales, protecting agricultural interest through the use of agricultural covenants in state land titles for disposal of lands classified with agricultural potential. We encourage the State of Alaska to initiate or enjoin in legal actions to enforce the agricultural covenants. We further support the Boroughs, Mental Health Trust and Universities attaching agricultural covenants to designated agricultural potential lands they sell or own.
  5. We strongly urge the Administration and Legislature to maintain a zero net loss on land classified as agricultural and that these lands be protected.
  6. The opportunity to use land wisely is the basic foundation of agriculture's success. We support the transfer of the administration and management of state agricultural land and grazing areas and the disposal of such agricultural land to the Division of Agriculture.
  7.  We support legislation to lower interest rates to a comparable rate of the USDA on agriculture Title 38 land contracts administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water.
  8.  We support State funding of the tax differential on agriculture lands to municipalities as established under AS 29 and maintain the provisions to said statute.
  9. We support legislation to require boroughs, without application by landowners, to assess land restricted to or in agricultural use at the agricultural use rate provided by AS 29.45.060 *addressed in #16
  10.  Damages to crops or livestock as a result of State and Federal resource management plans must include provisions to compensate property owners.
  11. Grazing lands are important to Alaska's red meat and livestock production. In light of the loss of valuable grazing lands to native land selection and to other Federal reservations and wilderness area designations, we support the Department of Natural Resources' efforts to aggressively gain title to Federal land and to establish leasing policy on all lands with potential grazing in Alaska.
  12. In deference to the "zero net loss" of Ag land, Alaska Farm Bureau requests the State of Alaska select the island of Chirikof and issue a state-grazing lease to keep it in agricultural livestock production. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the sustained management of the cattle on Chirikof Island.
  13. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports programs to address the spruce bark beetle infestation of affected areas by burning or the removal of affected trees and reforesting to protect and conserve soils.
  14. The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages the resolution of land ownership issues stemming from Native Corporation selections and Statehood land selection.
  15. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports legislative appropriation for matching funds for USDA's Farm and Ranch Protection Program.
  16. We support a rewrite of Title 29 to exempt property tax for agricultural land in production for commerce as long as it remains in agricultural production.
  17. We support land trusts, including but not limited to Alaska Farmland Trust, who are dedicated to assisting land owners in preserving their working agricultural lands.
Livestock Issues
  1. The Alaska Farm Bureau opposes any law (current or future) that would make it illegal for animal owners to give medical treatment to their own animals.
  2. The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages legislation that would permit the private ownership of indigenous game animals when the Alaska Board of Game has declared a surplus of such animals.
  3. The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages the Alaska Legislature to amend AS 29.45.030 (a)(9) to remove the word "aquatic." AS 29.45.030 (a) The following property is exempt from general taxation: (9) natural resources in place including coal, ore bodies, mineral deposits, and other proven and unproven deposits of valuable materials laid down by natural processes, unharvested plants and animals and timber.
  4.   We support the Federal and State veterinarians to work together to establish a system for the movement of sheep, goats and cervidae to, from or through Canada.
  5.  The animal health duties of the State Veterinarian must be maintained to protect the livestock industry as well as the general public health. The office of State Veterinarian should be transferred to the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture and be funded from the General Fund.
  6. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the establishment of a disease free herd certification program for animals produced in Alaska. There should be coordination with Canada to have them honor the Alaska certification program for animal shipment into and through Canada. The certification program should be funded by the producers and with State funds.
  7. We oppose the introduction into the wild of any endangered or invasive animal species into Alaska.
  8. The Alaska Farm Bureau recognizes there will continually be discussions around interaction between domestic livestock and wildlife and concerns over transfer of infectious agents.  The farm bureau supports management practices for wildlife and domestic livestock based on science, data and knowledge, where appropriate studies have been conducted by independent scientist.  Management decisions should be led by the appropriate agencies - Office of the State Vet for domestic animals and Dept. of Fish and Game for wildlife - with involvement from stakeholders in the decision making process.
Educational Issues  
  1.  The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages the governor to appoint active Alaska agricultural producers to the University Board of Regents, As a Land Grant College; the University of Alaska, Board of Regents should include members with at least an agricultural background.
  2. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports FFA and 4-H, Ag in the Classroom, agri-science and natural resource education programs throughout the State that develop industry-based education skills development and leadership to prepare individuals for Alaska's agricultural and natural resources industries. *Addressed in # 3
  3. We support Ag in the Classroom, a program sponsored by the Alaska Farm Bureau. We support the mandatory addition with adequate state funding of Ag in the Classroom to the curriculum of all Alaska schools. We feel that students need to know the sources of their food, fiber and fuel.
  4.  We support the continuation, and expansion and funding for Extension Ag and 4-H Agents and their youth development work statewide.
  5.  We encourage the Legislature to continue the necessary general funding to the University of Alaska, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station to protect the matching Federal Hatch and MacIntire-Stennis funds to meet the needs of the agricultural industry.
  6.  We oppose the sale of any part of the University Experimental Farm, any agricultural research facility or any agricultural properties. Should such a sale be unavoidable, the proceeds shall be applied to agricultural research.
  7. We strongly urge the Administration, Legislature and the University maintain a no net loss on agricultural research capability.
  8. The University of Alaska should will expand and preserve its agricultural curriculum, revitalize agricultural research programs and proactively support the Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service programs. The University of Alaska's leading objective as a land grant university is agricultural education, as mandated in Federal and State legislation.
  9.  The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages all Alaskans to observe Alaska Agriculture Day, the first Tuesday of May and recognize the Alaska Agricultural Community.
  10. The Alaska Farm Bureau urges the Division of Agriculture to complete the necessary steps to complete the Nenana Totchaket project for a timely land sale . *Addressed and Agriculture
Regulatory Issues
  1. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports laws that enable youth employment to be no more restrictive than the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
  2. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the active enforcement of the local Agricultural and Fisheries Product Preference Act as provided for in AS 36.15.050.
  3. The Alaska Farm Bureau encourages the Alaska State Legislature to raise the quarterly exemption of State unemployment insurance for agricultural workers from $20,000 to $60,000.
  4.  Encourage the Legislature to investigate and provide opportunities for Worker's Comp insurance in a manner farmers and small business can afford. The availability needs to be competitive and the limit of claims needs to be set.
  5. Alaska Farm Bureau supports the establishment of a State certified disease testing and quarantine facility to meet State requirements for the import of farm and horticultural equipment and all live plants and animals introduced to Alaska's agricultural environment. The cost of implementation shall be borne by the importer.* Quarantine facility expensive to staff & maintain. Currently use health certificate and import permit system to avoid need to for quarantine/inspection station.    
  6.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game shall not relocate any wildlife without first testing the animals for disease. Test results shall be provided to the State Veterinarian. No wildlife shall be relocated if it is infected with communicable disease.
  7.  Because of disease and insect contamination possibilities and lack of State inspection of live plant and seed sales, the Alaska Farm Bureau opposes all imported agricultural and horticultural live plant and seed sales, except certified seed and plants that are shipped into the State.
  8.  Inspection services of agricultural products including meat grading, vegetable quality, etc. are a consumer protection and, therefore, these services should be paid for with general funds.
  9. We support fair implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). Any action by EPA to eliminate crop protection tools should be based on sound, scientific evidence and have been peer reviewed. We urge Congress to provide oversight to EPA to insure that implementation occurs as Congress intended. We support implementation of a disposal assistance program for hazardous farm chemicals.
  10. The Alaska Farm Bureau requests that agricultural water users be classified as less than "significant users".
  11. The Alaska Farm Bureau believes any fines levied against producers by State Agencies or local government shall not be returned to agency funds.
  12. Regulations and certification fees are burdening can be a burden to the marketing of food. The State shall provide free training when implementing new regulations.
  13. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports the implementation and enforcement of COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) legislation as approved in the 2002 Farm Bill.
  14. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports Federal and State legislation to over-turn the effects of the Kelo decision. Should a government agency condemn farm property for another purpose the value shall be based on the highest market value.
  15.  We support voluntary premise ID for animal and bird operations. Premises used for gatherings such as shows, demonstrations and competitions should be excluded from premise ID requirement.
  16. We believe the conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract renewal eligibility shall should be based on Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) and any cropland waivers in place at the time of initial contract approval.
  17. Local foods should receive an exemption from USDA and local schools nutrition guidelines in Alaska school districts. Individual school districts are encouraged to actively include local foods.
  18. We support the removal of the statement "veterinarians should not advocate the sale or consumption of raw milk"in the Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiner's Handbook( 2013)" (Under Milk Ordinance).
  1. State Ferry agricultural discounted fares should include, but not be limited to agricultural equipment, livestock, produce, feed, seed, fish by-products and fertilizer. We support legislation that provides statutory allowance of 50% reduction of rates for Alaska agricultural commodities and livestock producers on a space available basis.
  2. The Alaska Farm Bureau opposes any action by the Alaska Railroad that would negatively impact agriculture in the state.
  3. The Alaska Farm Bureau supports full implementation and funding of the Alaska-Hawaii Title for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers to the 2007 current Farm Bill. This title has transportation and production credits for states designated as geographically disadvantaged.
Produce Growers!
The State of Alaska, in cooperation with the Cornell Produce Safety Alliance, is holding a Produce Growers Food Safety Workshop

When : Thursday November 2, 2017 9AM to 6 PM
: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (Islands & Oceans Center) Seminar Room, Homer AK  
Cost : The course and materials are free. This FDA-approved course satisfies the Grower Training curriculum requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Growers can also receive a certificate of attendance for $35. Funding provided by an FDA-State of Alaska cooperative grant.
Hosted by the AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation Office of the State Veterinarian, the State of Alaska's only certified lead trainer for the FDA Produce Safety Grower Training course.  

Who Should Attend?
Commercial fruit and vegetable growers, farmers' market vendors, and others interested in learning about produce safety, the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
What to Expect:
We will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
The course will provide a foundation of GAPs, information on FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course will gain a basic understanding of:
  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing food safety practices on your farm
  • Requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them
To register, or for more information, please call Barbara Hanson at the DEC Office of the State Veterinarian at
(907) 375-8278 or email:

November 1-2, 2017: Opportunity for one-on-one appointments with Agrilogic Consulting. Email to schedule.
November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm: Free workshop - Protect Your Investment and Maximize Your Farming Potential with Crop Insurance and NAP - Agrilogic Consulting, LLC
November 3-4, 2017 : Alaska Food Policy Council Festival & Conference . Pike's Lodge in Fairbanks, AK.
November 5, 2017 - 9:00 to 4:00: Peony workshop "The Business Side of Growing Peonies" - Lands End Homer, AK. Contact Rita Jo for information or to register - 907-235-8116 or 
Member Benefits
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Bureau members get deep discounts on all equipment and supplies and enjoy free standard ground shipping when they order catalog items
  online, over the phone, or at their Grainger branch*.
Farm Bureau members receive even deeper discounts on the following categories:
To get the Farm Bureau discounts, always reference the Alaska Farm Bureau organization account number when submitting an order. Call 907-252-5064 to get access to the Alaska Farm Bureau Grainger account number. Get started with your price savings using one of 3 easy methods:
  1. Present the Alaska Farm Bureau organization account number at time of purchase;
  2. Go to to establish a new® account using that account number; or
  3. Call Grainger customer service at 877-620-2852 to update your existing Grainger account with the Farm Bureau organization account number.
To be sure you get your Farm Bureau discount, always reference Alaska Farm Bureau's organization account number when visiting your local branch, ordering over the phone, or setting up your online account. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 907-252-5064.

*FREE standard shipping* on all orders shipped ground transportation. Other freight charges will be incurred for services such as expedited delivery, special handling by the carrier, sourcing orders and shipments outside the continental United States. 
Join the Alaska Farm Bureau for only $40 per year and your dollars will go to support our mission of improving the economic well-being and expansion of agriculture and to enrich the quality of life for all Alaskans.

Classified Ads 

Pig Farrowers Wanted : Help grow the Alaska grown livestock industry! Looking for someone to farrow pigs on a commercial scale. If you're interested in this, contact Greg Giannulis at 907-696-1888.   

  80 Acre Farm: Farm for sale in Two Rivers, Alaska. $480,000-$520,000 depending on financing- owner financing available. 30 acres brome hay, 2 acres peonies,2 acres vegetables, 3 high tunnels, small barn, unfinished shop, 30 year old unfinished log house, well, septic, electricity. Contact Joni at 907-488-9202
Green Bison Hides:
Scraped, salted, dried and folded green bison hides for sale. Ready for tanning. $150.00 each. Contact Scott Hollembaek @ 907-895-4715

Hay For Sale: Brome Hay in 500# round bales available near Delta Junction. Have nutrient contents available on request. Call 907-378-6334 to arrange a time for loading onto your trailer. Housing is also available if traveling long distance.  Call the above number for housing. Any questions and price, call 907-518-4244 or 907-723-1132.

Straw Bales Wanted: Truck load of square straw bales wanted. Please give a quote including delivery. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Discounts and donations are 100% tax deductible. Contact Mike Miller at 907-301-7942

All Natural Beef: Locally grown, all natural, grass fed, Delta Barley finished, Black Angus beef for sale. $3.85/lb. dressed. Available in whole or halves from Mugrage Hay & Cattle. Call 907-895-2072 or 308-362-9060

Goats Supply, Excellent Breeds Available: We have excellent breeds of many goat species, we have breeding pairs available. We currently have goats which are in milk, kids are ready to breed. Our goats have excellent milk and show lines. Various species we have: Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf, Pygmy, Alpine, Pygora, Kinder, Angora, LaMancha, Toggenburg, Boer, Kiko, Brush goats, Tennessee Fainting Goat. Contact Jackson at 802-729-0326
100% Alaska Grown Wine: Alaska Berries, located near Soldotna, is the first and only Estate winery in Alaska. An estate winery is one that grows ALL of its fruit used in its wine. Our business hours are Wed - Sun from 2:00 to 7:00pm. Come visit our tasting room and sample our wines before you buy. At this time we are not shipping wine. Contact Brian Olson, 907-252-8511
Goats for Sale: We are proud breeders of excellent quality, standard size breeds; Alpine, Lamancha, Nubian, Oberhasle, Saanen, Sable, Toggenburg, Boer and the Nigerian Dwarf goats. These are healthy goats with good feet and are easy to handle. They respect goat netting fences and do not jump. Each animal has its own file with full treatment record. Ongoing support can be provided for people who are new to goats. These are very good quality goats. Call or PM Jerry @ (503) 506-7826
Looking for Land to Lease for Cattle Grazing: Top dollars paid for land to lease suitable to graze cattle. Minimum acreage 40 acres. On the Kenai Peninsula. Please contact Robert Gibson at 907-598-2000 
We Buy Berries: Bear Creek Winery is family owned and operated and we are a farm to table operation. Our award winning wines are so popular that we cannot grow enough berries to keep up with demand, so we also buy berries from local farmers. Please keep us in mind if you are thinking of growing or need a buyer for any of the following crops: Raspberries, Black Currants, Gooseberries, Strawberries, Apples, and Blueberries.
Contact Louis at 907-235-8484
Locally Grown Food Wanted: The center for Alaskan Coastal Studies hosts a number of camps and overnight programs at our Peterson Bay Field Station throughout the course of the summer. We provide meals for participants during the programs and would like to source more of our food locally and sustainably. The Center is a 501 © (3) environmental education organization in Homer. It was established in 1982. E-mail for more information. Telephone: 907-235-6667.
Alaska Farm Bureau
37075 Nicholas View Lane 
Soldotna, AK 99669

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