Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Office of the State Veterinarian Website

The Office of the State Veterinarian is responsible for the prevention, control and eradication of animal diseases in all animals in the state including livestock and pets. This includes oversight of the dairy industry in the production of milk, cheeses, and frozen desserts and ensuring that the commercial supply of reindeer meat is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged. These activities involve safeguarding the health and food production capacity of the State's livestock, reindeer and poultry and preventing the transmission of animal diseases to man. The prevention and control of domestic animal diseases are achieved through four major areas of activity: Import/Export, Disease Surveillance and Control, Dairy Program, and Reindeer Slaughter.
In addition the office also is responsible for the Fish Tissue Monitoring Program that is evaluating Alaskan fishes for mercury, trace metals, and other environmental contaminants.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Alaska Grown Source Book Online

Due to budget cuts, the Alaska Grown Source Book will not have a 2016-2017 print version. 
This year, we are going to update the online version of the Source Book to include more information. This version of the Source Book will hopefully launch end of spring/early summer this year.
You can submit and update your listings information at any time now that the Source Book is completely online.
If you want to update your listing, please feel free to email me the information you would like changed/added/removed from your previous listing.

Thank you,
Jacquelyn Schade
State Survey Coordinator
1800 Glenn Hwy, Ste 12
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-3858

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Conferences

Upcoming ag conferences, visit link for details:
Delta Farm Forum and SARE Conference this February 

The 2016 Delta Farm Forum is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Delta High School small gymnasium. View the agenda here or call the Delta District Office at 895-4215 or the Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District at 895-6279 with questions.

The 12th Annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 23-25 in Anchorage. This conference brings together farmers, ranchers, researchers, Extension agents and members of the agriculture support industry to learn from one another and to find ways to continue to develop and improve the agriculture industry in Alaska. The theme is "Getting Down to Business with Fibers and Foods." The conference will feature keynote speakers Carrie Hull, fiber producer and certified sorter of Idaho, and Gina Greenway, assistant professor of business and accounting at the College of Idaho. There will be a special Feb. 25 session on qiviut. Learn more about the conference, keynote speakers, agenda, lodging and exhibitor space at Register online at


The Alaska Diversified Livestock Association, Inc. holds a certificate from the State of Alaska, Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Banking, Securities and Corporations formed on November 19, 2002.

The members must be of the age of 19 years or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Alaska Nonprofit Corporation Act (AS 10.20), adopted articles of incorporation as follows:
Article 1. The name of this corporation is the Alaska Diversified Livestock Association, Inc.
Article 2. The duration of this corporation shall be perpetual.
Article 3. To promote the responsible development, management, marketing and research for the diversified livestock industry of Alaska. This is to include the production of animals who provide food or fiber. To exercise all rights and powers conferred by the laws of the State of Alaska upon nonprofit corporations, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to acquire by devise, gift, purchase, lease, or otherwise any property of any sort or nature without limitation as to its amount of value, and to hold, invest, reinvest, manage, use apply, employ, sell, expend, disburse, lease, mortgage, convey, option, donate, or otherwise dispose of such property, for any of the purposes set forth herein. To do such other things as are incidental to purposes of the Corporation or necessary in order to accomplish them. The corporation is not organized for profit. It shall have no capital stock and shall not be authorized to issue capital stock. Upon dissolution of the corporation, the officers shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, distribute all of the assets of the corporation in such a manner and to such non-profit agricultural organizations qualified under Section 501 © (5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as such Sections may be amended, or their successor provisions as the Officers may determine.
Articles 4 – 8 pertain to the membership, the board of directors, the bylaws, liability & incorporators.