Heidi Rader

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Heidi Rader

Professor of Extension

University affiliation

  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension
  • Alaska Tribes Extension Program
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Troth Yeddha')

Contact information

Media contact

Julie Stricker

Areas of expertise

  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Education
  • Tribal Food Sovereignty and Security

Research interests/biography

Heidi Rader directs the Alaska Tribes Extension Program which promotes food sovereignty and security throughout Alaska.  She teaches virtual and hands-on workshops on health, wellness, food, and gardening. She partners with Tribes and Traditional Knowledge Holders to offer Tribally driven outreach. She has filmed more than 60 videos for the In the Alaska Garden with Heidi Rader series and writes the blog, It Grows in Alaska. She teaches Growing a Productive, Sustainable Garden in Alaska. She is a governing board member of the Alaska Food Policy Council.