Past Events

Aug 28, 2023

Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment

4:00PM - 5:00 PM | ZOOM

Have you purchased any equipment, supplies or feed for your Alaskan farm, ranch, flower, honey or aquaculture enterprise since last fall? Bought it at a local store or had it shipped in? If you answered yes, then you are likely eligible for reimbursement on up to 25% of shipping costs associated with those purchases (even ......

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Aug 22, 2023

Southern Peninsula Farmer Meetup

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Twitter Creek Gardens

Twitter Creek Gardens- AUGUST 22ND 4PM – 7PM An opportunity to gather in-person with beginning and young farmers around our region, plus network with farming friends visiting from Kodiak! Please come. We’ll share food, stories, and learn from experienced Market Gardner Emily Garrity, owner of Twitter Creek Gardens. Check out her YouTube page where she goes ......

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Jun 25, 2023

Young and Beginning Farmers, in Person Meet-up 

4-8PM | RSVP to recieve Location Details

Greetings Young and Beginning Farmers, On the 25th there’s an opportunity to gather in-person with other beginning and young farmers around the Homer area! Please come if you’re able. We’ll share food, stories, farming techniques, and help Lone Birch Farm up-root their perennial plants so they have an easier time moving locations this summer. They are currently located past Fritz Creek ......

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Apr 27, 2023

Beginning and Young Farmers Network: Leadership Team Development

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | ZOOM

This upcoming meeting’s agenda will be a brief review of past meetings, a place to get to know each other, an opportunity to bring questions or ideas to the table, and the development of a leadership team for our network. For the leadership team we are asking those who are interested to be actively farming or ranching, aspiring to grow food for their community, or an organizer/coordinator ......

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Apr 5, 2023

Beginning and Young Farmers Network; Mission Making Session

7:00 to 9:00 PM | VIRTUAL

Beginning and Young Farmers Network is holding a mission making session to develop goals that the network wants to accomplish together. If you’ve attended previous network socials or not this will be space to share ideas and have conversations!...

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Mar 30, 2023

Beginning and Young Farmers Network Social

6:30 - 8:30 PM | VIRTUAL

Join our network for a Second Social! Learn about the project, meet some of the Alaska Farmers Market Association team, roundtable about the network’s direction, and make connections with new farmers from around the state!...

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Mar 24, 2023

AFMA Summit & Annual Meeting

8:30 AM to 4 PM | Virtual

Join us for a day dedicated to all things farmers market! Special guest speakers, government agencies, annual meeting, social media, grants, and so much more! Schedule is Below! Check back regularly for updates as we approach the spring! Registration is free but required. Keynote Speaker Ziona Brownlow from Food For Thought Alaska Ziona Brownlow is the ......

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Mar 23, 2023

Pre Summit Screening of Rhythms of the Land

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM | VIRTUAL

To kick off our 2023 Summit, AFMA is hosting a Pre Summit Screening. Join us for Dr. Gail Myers, Rhythms of the Land, an ode to Black Farmers in the US. The screening will be via zoom, Thursday March 23rd starting at 6:00 PM. Be sure to register this is a FREE but private event. ......

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Mar 13, 2023

How to become a SNAP authorized Farmers Market

3:00PM to 4:30 PM | Virtual

AFMA’s hosting an informational zoom session to discuss the in’s and outs of becoming a SNAP authorized market. We’ll cover SNAP at Farmers Markets, assessing your markets capacity to become SNAP authorized, the USDA application process, and important tips for success. The session is free but requires registration!...

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Jan 27, 2023

Beginning & Young Farmers Network Meeting

1-2:30 PM | Zoom

Alaska leads the nation in agricultural growth and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The average age of a producer in Alaska is two and a half years younger compared to the national average age. Moreover, Alaska leads the nation in the percent of new and beginning producers. Almost half – 46 percent – ......

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Oct 8, 2022

AFMA Storytelling Workshop with Story Works Alaska

9am - 12pm | Virtual

This FREE (registration required) workshop will take place on Saturday October 8th and Saturday October 15, 2022. Each session will run from 9am-12pm. You must be able to attend both sessions – this event is now virtual so those located anywhere in Alaska can participate! The workshop will be facilitated by Story Works staff and ......

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Sep 12, 2022

Webinar: Alaska Farmers Market Management & Food Access Toolkits

5:30-7pm | Zoom

Do you have questions on how to start a market? How to set up a SNAP redemption program? Concerns about setting market policy? Join us for the answers to all this and more as the Alaska Farmers Market Association reviews two new awesome resources: The AK Farmers Market Management and Food Access Toolkits! This is ......

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Apr 8 - Apr 10, 2022

Gather & Grow: 2022 Alaska Farmers Market Summit

Friday 8 AM - Sunday 6 PM | Virtual

Elizabeth Ripley arrived in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough with a vision to build upon its community strengths and make it a healthier place to live. Today, as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF), she leads initiatives to do just that. The MSHF has developed a comprehensive, asset-based strategy to improve health outcomes, focusing on the areas of greatest concern to the community itself. ...

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