People

Julie Riley, Anchorage
Phone: 907-786-6306
 
Phil Kaspari, Delta Junction
Phone: 907-895-4215
 
Steve Seefeldt, Fairbanks
Phone: 907-474-2423
ssseefeldt@alaska.edu
 
Milan Shipka, Fairbanks State Office
Phone: 907-474-7429
mpshipka@alaska.edu
 
Heidi Rader, Tanana Chiefs Conference
Phone: 907-452-8251
hbrader@alaska.edu

Darren Snyder, Juneau

Phone: 907-796-6281
dgsnyder@alaska.edu
 
Lydia Clayton, Kenai Peninsula
Phone: 907-262-5824
 
Janice Chumley, Kenai Peninsula
Phone: 907-262-5824
 
Steve Brown, Palmer
Phone: 907-745-3639
Agriculture in the Far North

Agriculture and Horticulture in Alaska is distinct. Growers, farmers and gardeners must contend with unpredictably short growing seasons, yearly infestations of various insects, long daylight hours and even the occasional mid-season frost. While consumers may have a difficult time finding informed advice from the “outside,” local Extension Agriculture and Horticulture Agents and Specialists are highly-trained professionals who experience the same challenges as residents.

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