Hello Farmers, Gardeners, and everyone in between!
I am excited to announce the next Alaska Growers School begins September
24! This training offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative
Extension Service will be offered by webinar and teleconference Wednesdays
at 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 17, across Alaska. The Alaska Growers School is
ideal for Alaskans who wish to start a farm or expand an existing one for
profit or for subsistence.
This training will emphasize farm planning and risk management but will
include the basics of whole farm planning, growing vegetables, berries and
fruit, raising poultry and livestock, and using season extension
techniques. Resources for financial and technical expertise and loan
programs also will be covered. Instructors will include Extension agents
and staff, agriculture professionals and farmers. The fee is $95 however,
tuition waivers are available. For more information, to register*
(available 8/11/14) or apply for a waiver, check out our website:
*Currently Enrollment is only available at:
Enrollment is open through September 8th, and space is limited, so don’t
delay, sign up today!
This project is supported by the Washington State University Western
Extension Risk Management Education Center and the National Institute of
Food and Agriculture.
For more information, call Glenna Gannon, the Alaska Growers School
coordinator, at 452-8251, ext. 3281 or email@example.com