“Putting Peninsula Agriculture on the Map!”
Location: CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER, KENAI
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Forum promises to be a day full of timely topics and opportunities to learn from fellow producers. How was agriculture reflected in the Borough’s recent land use survey? What are the next steps to developing a Borough agricultural policy? What are the emerging opportunities?
Event tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Vendor Table space available for $20. – Contact Heidi Chay 907.283.8732 x 108
Tickets may be purchased at these area locations:
UAF Cooperative Extension Office, Soldotna, 907.262.5824
River City Books, Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, 907.260.7722
Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, North Kenai, 907.283.3335
Kenai Feed and Supply, Kenai, 907.283.1929
Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District Office, Kenai, 907.283.8732 x 108
Homer Soil & Water Conservation District Office, Homer, 907.235.8177 x 5
9:00 Ray Price, President. Kenai Peninsula RC&D
9:10-9:50 Marcus Mueller, Borough Land Management Officer Borough Land Use Survey Results and the Future of Peninsula Agriculture
9:50-10:30 Amy Petit, Division of Agriculture Ag Marketing in Alaska
10:30-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-11:10 Sue Benz, National Agricultural Statistics Service Why Participate in the Ag Census?
11:10-11:30 Richard Repper, Echo Lake Farms and Wayne Floyd, Cool Cache Farms New Market for Alaska Peonies
11:30-12:00 Lee Coray Ludden, Shepherd’s Moon Keep Alaska Fiber Association
12:00-1:30 Lunch Speakers: Lydia Clayton, CES and Rupert Scribner. Funny River Fjord Ranch, What is Sustainable Agriculture?
1:30-2:00 Don McNamara & Donna Rea Faulkner, Oceanside Farms Certified Seed Potato Production
2:00-3:00 John Walker, JTAK Food Safety Intro to Food Safety for Growers
3:00-3:10 Networking Break
3:10-3:45 Kyra Wagner, Sustainable Homer High Tunnel News from Homer
Sponsors: Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District, Central Peninsula Garden Club, UAF Cooperative Extension, and the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District