The Alaska Farm Bureau holds its workshop, Friday Forum conference and annual meeting Thursday-Saturday at Land’s End Resort. With the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Chapter as host, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a workshop, “Advocate from the Gate.” At 8 a.m. Friday the Friday Forum starts with registration. At 6 p.m. Friday is the Alaska Farm Bureau’s awards banquet. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday is the Alaska Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Friday Forum topics include Homer’s Rita Jo Shoultz of Alaska Perfect Peony talking about her visit to Washington, D.C., discussion of how to help farmers get products into local restaurants and how to grow certified weed-free forage and produce with aquaponics.
The Alaska Farm Bureau is an independent, grassroots organization that advocates for farm, ranch, greenhouse growers and gardeners and works to protect the farmer and the consumer to ensure healthy and wholesome food for Alaskans. For more information and registration information, visit www.alaskafb.org.
In other Farm Bureau news, Linda Willard and the family of the late Bruce Willard are encouraging donations in his memory to the Alaska Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund. A pioneer rancher and farmer at the head of Kachemak Bay, Bruce Willard served on the Alaska Bureau board of directors and had been an advocate of agriculture.
The Alaska Farm Bureau awards $2,000 scholarships to applicants seeking to improve their skill levels to work in an agricultural or natural resource field through college, trade school or vocational training. Donations can be mailed to Alaska Farm Bureau Scholarship Program, Amy Seitz, executive director, 37075 Nicholas View Lane, Soldotna AK 99669.