AFTC Board Welcomes Carol Kenley

AFTC Board Welcomes Carol Kenley

The Alaska Farmland Trust Board of Director’s is excited to welcome long time valley resident and second generation farmer, Carol Kenley to the Board of Directors. Carol was born and raised on a farm in the Valley.  She has seen many changes over the years, including the amazing growth in this area. She supports the…

Alaska FarmLink Celebrates its First Land Connection

Alaska FarmLink Celebrates its First Land Connection

We are excited to celebrate our first FarmLink between landowners Dea (shown left) and Ken Duffus and budding farmer Renea McAllister (shown right). We first met Renea last year at our monthly Alaska C.R.A.F.T meeting and fell in love with her drive and passion for farming.  She was our first person to sign up as…

Drink Beer, Save Farms June 10 @ Alaska State Fair

Drink Beer, Save Farms June 10 @ Alaska State Fair

We’re thrilled to announce Drink Beer, Save Farms 2017 – in conjuction with The Ken Peltier Band,  RODEO ALASKA and the Alaska State Fair! Join us at the Palmer fairgrounds Rodeo Arena & Livestock Pavillion for a fun, family friendy evening! Gates open at 3pm Rodeo begins at 5pm Live Music from The Ken Peltier Band begins at 7pm. ***GATE ENTRY…

Ag Matters 12/28/16

Ag Matters 12/28/16

Alaska Farmland Trust Director Amy Pettit has a discussion about the new FarmLink Program with Coordinator Margaret Adsit.

AFTC on Alaska Edition

AFTC on Alaska Edition

This week the University of Alaska’s annual sustainable agriculture conference brought together farmers, livestock producers and other major players in the agriculture community to discuss the future of the industry in Alaska.

News from the Alaska Farmland Trust

News from the Alaska Farmland Trust

Hello Alaska Farmland Trust Supporters! WOW – as of today I have been with the organization for six months already…time sure flies when you’re having fun, right?! It’s my intention to get a newsletter out to you quarterly – to try and keep you informed of upcoming activities and opportunities to get involved with us.  For more…

Farmland Next to Alaska State Fair Gets Permanent Protection

Farmland Next to Alaska State Fair Gets Permanent Protection

WASILLA — Forty acres of hayfields that belong to the Alaska State Fair are now preserved for farming in a nod to the agriculture that founded the fair nearly 80 years ago. The Alaska Farmland Trust Corp. and state fair board on Monday closed on a deal that places a conservation easement on the fair-owned land…

Farm to Table Dinner Write Up

Farm to Table Dinner Write Up

  Dinner spotlights farming in the Valley   While eating many of the things on The Kenley Vegetable and Flower Farm is encouraged, one exception stands out. “We’re not going to eat Prancer,” Carol Kenley told a crowd of about 50 people who carefully stepped over rows of cilantro and kale in the vegetable garden,…