Ag Matters 2/21/18 with Amy Seitz of the Alaska Farm Bureau

Ag Matters 2/21/18 with Amy Seitz of the Alaska Farm Bureau

The Alaska Farm Bureau is the largest producer group in Alaska, working hard to be a voice for agriculture on policy and issues that will help strengthen the industry. Amy Seitz is the Executive Director of the AFB; she joined Amy on this edition of Ag Matters Radio to update listeners about agriculture-related legislation working…

Ag Matters 2/14/18 with State Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes

Ag Matters 2/14/18 with State Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes

State of Alaska, Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes is a quarterly guest on Ag Matters Radio; in this edition, Arthur catches us up on recent happenings in the industry including the potential for a new Livestock position at the Division of Ag, the recent Alaska Peony Growers Association meeting, the Governor’s Alaska Grown reception…

Ag Matters 2/7/18 with David McCarthy of 49th State Brewing Company

Ag Matters 2/7/18 with David McCarthy of 49th State Brewing Company

On this edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amys’ guest is David McCarthy, co-owner of 49th State Brewing Co. They discuss Davids’ passion for local food & beer, his commitment to the community, and their upcoming collaborative event Drink Beer, Save Farms! https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2018/02/09/ag-matters-02-07-2018/  

Ag Matters 1/31/18 with Ryan Wiswesser of Chugach Chocolates & Alaska Artisanal

Ag Matters 1/31/18 with Ryan Wiswesser of Chugach Chocolates & Alaska Artisanal

On this edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amys’ guest is Ryan Wiswesser, owner of Chugach Chocolates & Alaska Artisanal – two incredible Alaska Value-Added businesses that are focused on sourcing as much Alaska Grown and small-batch foods as possible. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2018/02/06/ag-matters-01-29-2018/  

Ag Matters 1/24/18 with Rachel Christy of Alaska Blooms Peony Farms

Ag Matters 1/24/18 with Rachel Christy of Alaska Blooms Peony Farms

Rachel Christy and her husband began Alaska Blooms Peony Farm in 2011; this season they will harvest approximately 10,000 cut flowers off of 3500 plants! Amy & Rachel discuss all things peony from how to over-winter the crowns to where you can purchase her cut flowers in July and August. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2018/01/24/ag-matters-01-23-2018/  

Feb 12. Drink Beer, Save Farms: Local Music, Local Food, Local Beer

Feb 12. Drink Beer, Save Farms: Local Music, Local Food, Local Beer

Our summer Drink Beer, Save Farms! events are SO.MUCH.FUN…that we just had to bring the show to Anchorage! And there’s no better way to warm up this dreary winter than with some incredible music from The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, paired with a specialty brewed beer from 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage all for the…

Ag Matters 1/10/18 with Far North Fungi

Ag Matters 1/10/18 with Far North Fungi

Did you know there is commercial mushroom production happening in Anchorage? On this edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amys’ guest is Gabe DeGange of Far North Fungi. They discuss blue oyster mushroom production, the medicinal benefits of mushrooms, mushroom workshops and MORE! https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2018/01/12/ag-matters-01-11-2018/  

Ag Matters 1/3/18 with Margaret Adsit, Program Director for the Alaska Farmland Trust

Ag Matters 1/3/18 with Margaret Adsit, Program Director for the Alaska Farmland Trust

Margaret is the former Executive Director of the Alaska Farmland Trust, and now manages a number of different projects for the Trust. On this edition of Ag Matters Radio, she and Amy chat about three different programs including: FarmLink, upcoming workshops and South Central Alaska CRAFT. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2018/01/03/ag-matters-01-02-2018/

Ag Matters 12/27/17 with Sue Benz, Alaska’s Agricultural Statistician

Ag Matters 12/27/17 with Sue Benz, Alaska’s Agricultural Statistician

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts the Agricultural Census every five years; on this edition of Ag Matters Amy’s guest is Sue Benz, Alaska’s only Agricultural Statistician. They talk about the history, importance and impact of the survey and discuss the many reasons why Alaskan producers should participate. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/12/28/ag-matters-12-27-2017/