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.

Visit our publications page for information on a variety of agricultural topics including farm structures, greenhouses, field cropssoil management, horticulture, agricultural business management, pest control and more. 

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