The future of agriculture in Alaska

The high tunnels at Oceanside Farms overlook Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Emily Schwing, Northwest News Network)

Agriculture, farmer’s markets and fresh produce. It’s planting time for farmers and backyard garden enthusiasts. What’s new with the changing ag scene in Alaska and what will it mean for raising more food right in our state? And how will a changing climate affect food production? We’ll ask on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Grow North Farm (3601 Mountain View Dr.) will host it’s first Monthly Market on Friday, July 12 from 4-8 p.m. Follow Anchorage Community Land Trust on Facebook for more information
  • For a full list of farmers markets around the state, visit the Alaska Farmers Market Association’s interactive market directory


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.