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/  

Ag Matters 11/15/17 with Patrick Ryan of the Alaska Botanical Garden

Ag Matters 11/15/17 with Patrick Ryan of the Alaska Botanical Garden

Patrick Ryan is an Education Specialist at the Alaska Botanical Garden (ABG); his 21 years of teaching in an elementary classroom makes him the perfect fit for all of the education programs at ABG. He & Amy discuss the many events & activities held at the Garden along with their efforts to support Alaska Agriculture…

Ag Matters 9/27/17 with Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes

Ag Matters 9/27/17 with Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes

On this edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amys’ guest is State of Alaska, Division of Agriculture Director Arthur Keyes, with his quarterly update. On the second half of the show, Suzy Crosby calls in to discuss the hot topic of Board of Game Proposal 64. http://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/09/29/ag-matters-09272017/

Ag Matters 7/26/17 with Brad St Pierre of the Tanana Valley Farmers Market

Ag Matters 7/26/17 with Brad St Pierre of the Tanana Valley Farmers Market

The Tanana Valley Farmers Market is the oldest market in the State! Market Manager Brad St.Pierre joins Amy on this edition of Ag Matters for a fun discussion about all the things that make the market work so well.  Brad & his wife Christine also own Goosefoot Farms, which got a unique start in Alaska.  Listen to…

Ag Matters 7/19 The Alaska Grown Program with Johanna Herron

Ag Matters 7/19 The Alaska Grown Program with Johanna Herron

In this edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amy discusses the many benefits of the States’ Alaska Grown Program with Market Access & Food Safety Manager Johanna Herron. They talk about the unique features available to members and Johanna introduce a few new programs to listeners. http://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/07/21/ag-matters-07192017/  

Ag Matters 6/28/17 with Integrative Wellness Solutions

Ag Matters 6/28/17 with Integrative Wellness Solutions

For the 31st edition of Ag Matters Radio, Amy and her guest Laura Porter discuss nutrition & mental health, the quality of local food & animal feeds in Alaska and a number of other interesting topics. http://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/07/04/ag-matters-06282017/