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  1. DNR auctions Creek Bend House off Old Glenn HwyRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The Division of Mining, Land, and Water is auctioning the Creek Bend House -- a 2,500 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, single-family home with a 2-car attached garage and guest cabin. The auction brochure is available online at http://landsales.alaska.gov/ .

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  2. McCollums and Pinkelmans named Farm Family of the YearRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The McCollum and Pinkelman families of Delta Junction have been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2017 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year. They will be honored at the Alaska State Fair on Thursday, August 24. Doug and Cathie McCollum and their daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Russ Pinkelman operate both their farm, Northwest Land & Livestock, and their processing plant, Delta Meat & Sausage, Inc. The farm began in 1984, when Doug and Cathie purchased 17 heifers and a Galloway Bull from a farm in South Dakota.

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  3. Farm to School Grant Awarded by USDA for Rural Alaska ProjectsRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Alaska Division of Agriculture a $100,000 grant to strengthen Farm to School efforts in the Last Frontier. A total of 65 projects were awarded grants by the USDA nationwide.

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  4. State seeks nominations for 2017 Farm Family of the YearRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 18th Annual Farm Family of the Year award. The award will be presented at the Alaska State Fair.

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  5. Alaskans invited to join new $5 Alaska Grown, Five Month ChallengeRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    Starting Wednesday, June 1, the Division of Agriculture is launching a brand-new $5 Alaska Grown, Five Month Challenge to support the growth of Alaska's agriculture industry. From June through October, Alaskans are encouraged to spend $5 per week on Alaska Grown products at their local grocery stores.

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  6. Private sale of state owned meat plant finalizedRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The sale of Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage Plant, a state-owned meat processing facility that has been operating in Alaska for more than 30 years, was finalized Monday afternoon.

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  7. Celebrate Alaska Agriculture Day on May 2Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Agriculture Day on Tuesday, May 2. On this day, Alaskans are encouraged to support local agriculture by seeking out and purchasing products produced in Alaska and educate youth about the vital role that agriculture plays in our everyday lives. Join the 53,000 people who "like" the Alaska Grown Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dnr.alaskagrown and learn about the exciting things Alaskans are producing around the state.

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  8. Prescribed burns planned at Joint Base Elmendorf RichardsonRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    Starting on Monday, May 1, the Division of Forestry is planning prescribed burns on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, with participating fire crews from the division, the Chugach National Forest and the JBER Fire Department. The burns will target grassy fuels on approximately 1,775 acres of military training ranges and they are anticipated to last three to seven days, depending on the weather.

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  9. Division of Agriculture accepting specialty crop grant applicationsRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The Division of Agriculture is accepting grant applications for projects to enhance the competitiveness of Alaska specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, horticulture and nursery crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service distributes funding for these grants on an annual basis to state agricultural programs which administer the grants.

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  10. Nancy Lake Willow Creek and Denali state park units open to snowmobilesRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska State Parks Mat-Su Area Office has opened the Nancy Lake and Willow Creek State Recreation Areas and Denali State Park to the use of snowmobiles as of Wednesday, January 18. Park staff determined that sufficient snow cover now exists to protect underlying vegetation in the parks. Caution is advised in all areas as lake ice is variable.

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  11. Plagermans named Farm Family of the YearRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Plagerman family of Delta Junction has been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2016 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year. The Plagermans will be honored at the Alaska State Fair on Thursday, August 25. Scott and Connie Plagerman established Scott Plagerman Farms LLC in 2008.

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  12. State seeks nominations for 2016 Farm Family of the YearRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 17th Annual Farm Family of the Year award. The award is sponsored by Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union and will be presented during the Director's Reception at the Alaska State Fair's opening day on August 25. The Alaska State Fair established the award in 2000 to honor an Alaska farm family that epitomizes the spirit of the industry and to show appreciation for hardworking Alaskans committed to agriculture and aquaculture.

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  13. Prescribed burns planned at Joint Base Elmendorf-RichardsonRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska Division of Forestry is planning prescribed burning on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson starting on May 2. Crews from the Division of Forestry, Chugach National Forest and JBER Fire Department will all take part in the operation. The burns will target grassy fuels present on approximately 1,775 acres of military training ranges.

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  14. Alaska native grass, grain, and flower seed sale begins on April 13Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska Plant Materials Center will host its annual sale of foundation and selected classes of native grass, grain, and flower seeds beginning on April 13 and continuing through the production season that is expected to close in September. This annual sale enables Alaska growers to produce and sell certified seed to farmers, landscape companies, revegetation contractors, and construction companies.

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  15. Specialty crop grants available to Alaska applicantsRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Division of Agriculture is now seeking applicants for the annual Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, a federal grant program administered by the division. The division intends to administer grants for multiple projects and grant awards will be divided into two tiers.

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  16. Plant Materials Center annual seed sale starts April 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | DNR Public Notices

    The Plant Materials Center will begin its annual sale of grass, grains and flower seeds on April 16 and continue selling seed through the end of the growing season. This sale is the annual opportunity for commercial seed growers to purchase foundation-level seed from the PMC, enabling growers to produce and sell certified seed to farmers, landscape companies, revegetation contractors, and construction companies.

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  17. Specialty crop grants available to Alaska applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | DNR Public Notices

    The Alaska Division of Agriculture is seeking applicants for the annual Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, a federal grant program administered by the division. Grant applicants must provide a letter of intent to the division by 5 p.m. on February 9, 2018.

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  18. Retailers recognized in first-ever $5 Alaska Grown ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | DNR Public Notices

    A brand-new, consumer-driven Alaska Grown marketing campaign that helped some Alaska farmers sell out of many of their 2017 products and drive plans for increased 2018 production ended with recognition to Alaska retailers that made an exceptional effort to feature Alaska Grown products in grocery stores. In presenting an award and honorable mention to retailers today in Palmer, Governor Bill Walker stressed his goal of expanding Alaska agriculture, and giving more Alaskans access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.

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