Past Events

Apr 16, 2024

Food Access Forum

11:00AM | ZOOM

We will meet 11AM – 12:00 PM via ZOOM. We encourage market managers, farmers, and others interested in food access to join in the conversation. Each moth we will discuss a Food Access topic. On April 16th, 2024 we will close out the winter season of discussions and look towards the summer season....

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Apr 2, 2024

ALASKA STATE DAY: WFMA Farmers Market Boot Camp

9:00 AM | ZOOM

Calling all Market Managers and interested vendors! Join us for three focused conversation on food access programs and food safety. TUESDAY APRIL 2nd 9:00AM – 12:00 PM via ZOOM 9:00 AM – 9:55AM : AFMA talks Food Access Basics: SNAP, WIC & Senior FMNP, LFPA, and MORE 10:00 AM – 10:45AM: Anchorage Health Department WIC ......

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Mar 26, 2024

Multi-State Farmers Market Boot Camp

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (AKST) | ZOOM Register below

The Alaska Farmers Market Association is participating in the 2024 Farmers Market Boot Camp for new (and returning) market managers, staff, and board members. This is a virtual training (via Zoom). General sessions will be held on two Tuesdays, March 19 and 26. In addition, each State Partner will offer a third, state-specific session to ......

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Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2024

2024 AFMA Annual Summit

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM | ZOOM

Join us for our 2024 AFMA Summit, this year over two days – Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd via ZOOM. This year’s Summit will feature two keynote speakers, a food access panel, a panel discussion on AFMA’s defined types of member markets, regional breakout rooms, technical assistance, marketing support, and more! Be sure ......

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Mar 14, 2024

Farmer Skill Share Session: Farm Spreadsheets, Formulas, and Crop Planning


Hear from Brandi Jo Nyberg, co-owner of Sauntering Roots Farm and market manager for the Matanuska Community Farmers Market, as she shows how she stays organized and plans for the growing season by utilizing spreadsheets. Look over your own crop and business plans, and bring your questions and experience to share with the Beginning and ......

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Mar 7, 2024

Farmer Skill Share Session: Storage Crops & Modern Root Cellar


Hosted by the Beginning & Young Farmers Network. Join us for a short presentation from Sam Knapp, owner of Offbeet Farm, regarding his storage crops and modern root cellar. This session is all about participation so bring your questions and experience and share with the Beginning & Young AK Farmers Network....

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Feb 29, 2024

Farmer Skill Share Session: Farm Accounting & Business Structure


Hosted by the Beginning & Young Farmers Network. Hear from guest speaker Kenneth Hoffman, owner of Mat-Su Microgreens and AK QuickBooks Cleanup. Join us for a Farmer Skill Share Session online where Ken shares his knowledge in agricultural finances and business structure insights tailored for farming. Bring experience and questions to ask and share with ......

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Jan 20, 2024

AFMA Marketing Workshop

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | ZOOM

Alaska Farmers Market Association presents the Scientific Method Marketing Workshop with Claire Estelle Lubke. Join this workshop to create a data-driven marketing campaign that’s specific to your farmers market or farmers market business and ready-to-use in 2024. During this 3 hour workshop participants can expect to; Register by JANUARY 18th!...

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Dec 7, 2023

2023 Growing Season + Food and Farm Festival Debrief

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | ZOOM

Beginning & Young Alaskan Farmers Network is rebooting their virtual socials! We hope you are resting well after a busy growing season. Come join our community and share your success and lessons learned from the season as well as the ideas and inspirations heard at the Food + Farm Festival hosted by Alaska Food Policy Council ......

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Nov 21, 2023

Food Access Forum

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | ZOOM

Starting in November AFMA will host a Food Access Forum once a month! We will meet 11AM – 12:00 PM via ZOOM. We encourage market managers, farmers, and others interested in food access to join in the conversation. Each moth we will discuss a Food Access topic. On November 21st we will discuss Food access ......

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Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2023

Alaska Food and Farm Festival

Anchorage, AK (Egan Center) + Virtual Options

BETTER TOGETHER: CELEBRATING OUR ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY Alaska Food Policy Council‘s 7th sesquiannual Alaska Food Festival & Conference will merge with the Alaska Farm Bureau’s third Alaska Farm Convention & Tradeshow with the support of Western SARE. This year’s event takes the best of each event and combines them into the: Alaska Food & Farm Festival! THE GOALS ......

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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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