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/  

Ag Matters 12/20/17 with Alex Davis of The Center Market

Ag Matters 12/20/17 with Alex Davis of The Center Market

Alex Davis owns and operates A.D. Farm in Palmer and is also the Manager of Alaska’s first year-round farmers’ market, The Center Market, at the Mall at Sears in Anchorage. In this edition of Ag Matters Radio Amy & Alex discuss the history of the market, the many different vendors and items available at the…

Ag Matters 12/13/17 with Todd Pettit of Little Pitchfork Ranch

Ag Matters 12/13/17 with Todd Pettit of Little Pitchfork Ranch

Todd & Amy discuss the intricacies of bison production on the farm he owns & operates in Palmer, Alaska, Little Pitchfork Ranch. Todd’s grandparents homesteaded the property in the 1950’s and overtime it has produced hay, beef cows, bison & elk. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/12/15/ag-matters-12-14-2017/  

Ag Matters 12/6/17 with Mary Smith, editor of edible ALASKA

Ag Matters 12/6/17 with Mary Smith, editor of edible ALASKA

edible ALASKA is a quarterly publication that celebrates Alaska’s local food scene, season by season. Editor Mary Smith joins Amy on this edition of Ag Matters as they discuss the stories, features and highlights of the magazine. https://www.radiofreepalmer.org/2017/12/12/ag-matters-12-6-2017/  

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…