Palmer Center for Sustainable Living
The Matanuska Experiment Farm, part of the Agriculture & Forestry Experiment Station, provides a site in Southcentral Alaska for research in sustainable agriculture, land reclamation and other environmental issues. The Experiment Farm is located on Trunk Road off the George Parks Highway about 36 miles north of Anchorage. It includes 260 acres of cultivated land and 800 acres of forest land for research or demonstration purposes, including barns, feed storage facilities and pasture land. The experiment farm has a complete complement of farm equipment to produce and harvest grain, forage (both hay and silage), and other crops. There are also field and laboratory facilities for research on soils, plants and livestock, and an adjacent greenhouse facility, operated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. This facility includes a modern headhouse and physical plant capable of supporting six greenhouse units.
•1917: Established as a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Experiment Station
•1931: Transferred to the University of Alaska
Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Farm
August 8, 2013, Noon - 6:00 pm
- Live Music
- Sheep to shawl deomonstration
- Hay wagon rides
- Vendors displaying and selling local food and crafts
- Games and activities for children
- Prize giveaways
- and Much More!!
Come to the Palmer Center for Sustainable Living, Matanuska Experiment Farm at 1509 S. Georgeson Drive (formerly S. Trunk Road) and celebrate the ingetgral role that agriculture has played in Alaska and specificall the Mat-Su Valley.
1509 S Georgeson Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 746-9450