Western SARE welcomes Bryce Wrigley, Alaska Flour Company/Wrigley Farms, to its Administrative Council as the Sustainable Agribusiness Representative.
Bryce has farmed all his life and raises barley, wheat, and straw in Delta Junction Alaska. He is the Alaska Farm Bureau President and District Manager for the Soil and Water Conservation District. He is active in efforts to increase food security in Alaska and develop new markets for local agriculture, including food and fuel. He and his family built their flour mill to provide locally grown flour for Alaskans as a way of increasing food independence in Alaska.
The Administrative Council, working with Western SARE Regional Coordinator and staff in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and California, sets guidelines, develops calls for proposals, and establishes project priorities. The council tries to ensure that funded projects have the appropriate balance and diversity that can represent the region’s wide-ranging geography and subject matter.
More information about Western SARE can be found at westernsare.org.
SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.