Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES)

The Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) is administered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  The station includes the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, the Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center and the Delta Junction field research site. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is at the Fairbanks farm. 

Researchers associated with the experiment station focus on creating knowledge and solving problems in agriculture, natural resources and the forest sciences. State and federal agencies, private industry, and the university sponsor and fund AFES research. Here are summaries of their current research in agriculture and horticulture, forestry, ecosystem management and climate change, energy, animal management and meat production, human impacts on the environment, and youth and families.



Barn at the UAF experimental farm.

Fairbanks Experiment Farm staff have been collecting weather data since 1911.