Alaska Farm Bureau News
November 2016

Alaska Farm Bureau's Friday Forum, Scholarship Banquet and Annual Meeting is coming up this Thursday and Friday- November 11th and 12th at Pike's Lodge in Fairbanks! Attendees of the Friday night banquet will have a chance to hear from our keynote speaker, Governor Bill Walker!

Click here to register if you haven't already.

Hope to see you there!    

Best wishes,

Amy Seitz, Executive Director
37075 Nicholas View Lane
Soldotna, AK 99669 

Election Results 
2016 Board of Directors 

Ballots have been tallied for the Alaska Farm Bureau's Board of Directors.

Delta: Scott Mugrage was re-elected to serve as a Delta Chapter director. Eileen Herman received a write in vote.    

Fairbanks: Bernie Karlwas elected with 13 votes to serve as a Fairbanks director. Michaella Rice-Anderson received 11 votes.

Kodiak: Lorne White was re-elected to serve as the Kodiak director.

Mat-Su: Carol Kenley was elected as a Mat-Su Director.

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter did not receive any nominations for this election cycle so the Board of Directors will be appointing a member to serve on this seat.

Directors will serve a two year term.  

Mt. McKinley Meat & Sausage

Request for Proposal and Plant Manager Job Posting
The Board of Agriculture released a new request for proposals to lease or purchase Mt. McKinley Meat & Sausage. The public notice can be view here and complete RFP can be view here .
There has also been a job posting for MMM&S Manager I positions with a closing date of November 14, 2016. If you're interested, information can be found here .

Job Opening at Delta Junction, Alaska

Alaska State Farm Service Agency is currently advertising for a permanent full-time Loan Analyst vacancy located in the Northern Service Center in Delta Junction, Alaska.  The Loan Analyst vacancy is being advertised under Job Announcements FSA-17-0011-AK-MVW, FSA-17-0012-AK-MVW, FSA-17-0013-AK-MVW and FSA-17-0014-AK-MVW.  Applicants wishing to be considered for all announcements must submit separate and complete application packages for each vacancy announcement.  The closing date is November 17, 2016.  If you are interested and meet the qualifications for the position, you are encouraged to apply.  Please go to the Federal Government's Official Job site USAjobs to view this vacancy announcement  
FSA is looking for applicants with a passion for helping Alaska farmers succeed, and an interest in working with a great team of USDA professionals.  For more information on Alaska Farm Service Agency, please see our website  USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender

Interested in Learning More About Crop Insurance
and Other Risk Management Tools?

AgriLogic Consulting, LLC based in College Station, Texas in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, will be presenting at the Friday Forum 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. AgriLogic will have a booth at our November events for producers to sign up for consultations, or email .   For more information on AgriLogic, visit .

Following the Farm Bureau events, AgriLogic will be putting on three workshops in the Fairbanks and Delta Areas.
Take advantage of these free workshops!


Member Benefits

Alaska Farm Bureau is proud to announce a new member benefit partnership with Budget Car Rental. Beginning immediately, members save up to 25 percent off Budget base rates with our Budget Customer Discount (BCD) code Y775702.
Plus, get other great offers like dollars off, a free upgrade, or a free weekend day.

Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc., which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.
From now until Dec. 31, you can  participate in a 
fuel consumption guarantee program  for eligible Cat® machines. Caterpillar will pay $1 per gallon of fuel burn that exceeds the guaranteed fuel consumption rate listed by Caterpillar. Track your fuel usage through Cat Product Link and receive quarterly email reports comparing actual fuel usage versus guaranteed fuel usage, and Cat will provide an account credit based on the difference.  
Remember, Alaska Farm Bureau members can save up to $2,500 on the purchase or lease of eligible Cat® equipment and will also receive a $250 credit on work tool attachments with the purchase of a new machine. For more information, visit .

Classified Ads

Hay For Sale:
Prime, local, Kenai Peninsula hay for sale. Timothy and also mixed grasses. 5x4 round bales. We deliver throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Call Robert Gibson @ 907-598-2000

Wanted pure Roosevelt Elk: Will trade 2 Rocky Mountain Elk for each pure Roosevelt Elk. We have 32 Rocky Mountain elk to trade:
  • 6 - 2016 calves
  • 6 - 2015 calves
  • 10 - bulls 3 to 10 year olds
  • 10 - young productive cows & heifers
Raising elk requires a permit and fencing standards provided by the Division of Agriculture. If interested in trading please contact Mike Miller at or 301-7942

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.

Heavy Duty Truck Financing: Our company specializes in heavy duty truck financing and can work with blemished credit and startups. We do not sell any equipment, we only arrange financing. You can select the truck and/or trailer vendor of your choice. There is no cost or obligation to determine if you qualify. To learn more contact us by phone, 708-646-6510 or email . If you contact us by email include your contact number and any equipment that you own (free and clear), if applicable.

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
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Computer Repair, Networking & IT Consulting: The goal of AK Bits and Bytes, LLC is to provide exceptional customer service, and professional results at a reasonable price. You can place your technology needs in our hands and no longer worry about them. We offer expert confidential solutions you can trust.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be your technology solutions provider. If you are happy with us, send your friends, if you are not call us to make it right for you.

We repair all brands of personal computers desktop or Laptops. Hardware or software, we'll fix your computer and get it running properly. Certified Tech and fast friendly service. Call for an appointment. Available 7 days a week. Discounts to Alaska Farm Bureau members.
Visit website . Contact Lisa McDonald: 907-398-3994

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

Fairbanks Farm For Sale:
Arctic Roots Farm, Bed and Breakfast at 1293 Esro Road, off Chena Hot Springs Road. The parcel includes 25 acres of brome grass, 30 acres of birch forest, a 1-acre moose-proof orchard/garden, a 20'x 48' high tunnel and a 20' x 48 greenhouse with drip irrigation. There are 3 homes - a farmhouse and two modern homes which are used as an agri-tourism bed and breakfast, a large shop with a heated utility room, a large barn with sheep handling corrals, a chicken coop, root cellar, and 30 acres with a 5' stock fence. Contact owner Chris DuBois at 907-750-1514 for more information. It is listed with Joe Russo at Russo Reality. Joe can be reached at 907-460-8555.

Land For Sale: 70 acres in Salcha. It has Richardson Highway frontage and is near Milepost 315. There is a small stream on the property. $42,000. Contact Ann Geise at 907-895-4466.

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.

40 Acres for Sale in North Pole: Gorgeous parcel that is a mix of large spruce, birch, willow and grassland. East borders Chena Lake Recreation Area at the end of Repp Road in North Pole. Great spot for farm, rural estate or hunting/fishing aurora-viewing lodge. Can be subdivided into 5-acre lots. Short walk to river or lake. Road access, power about ¼ mile away. Very private, but easy access to town. Owner financing is available. $85.000 OBO. Contact Tracey Pulido at . See photos on Fairbanks Craigslist.


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Soldotna, AK 99669

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