Coming on Apr. 13 — 3rd Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum!

“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

Agenda:

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

3:45                       Closing

Sponsors:  Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District, Central Peninsula Garden Club, UAF Cooperative Extension, and the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District