Thursday, December 4, 2014

Got Hay?

It's a welcome thing to have a good hay supply this year.  Wesley Hollembaek takes a rest from butchering and sits against the round bales that also act as shelter from the wind during harvest season on the ranch.

Friday, November 14, 2014

December Teleconference.

Delbert asked me to send out a notification to all ADLA members that we will have our annual meeting held via teleconference on Friday December 19th at 7 PM.  Agenda and phone number will be sent the beginning of the month.  Thank you.  Ruby Hollembaek, 
ADLA
http://www.adlainc.blogspot.com
ADLA, Inc. 8850 North Simineo Circle Palmer, Alaska 99645

Membership

ADLA, Incorporated was established November 19, 2002 to represent livestock producers in the State of Alaska. ADLA is an advocate for responsible livestock producers and their practices around the state. ADLA is a grassroots organization specific to Alaska. ADLA conducts quarterly teleconferences to hear concerns and successes from its members. ADLA relays information regarding the livestock business through their website. ADLA educates, represents and networks to the best of their ability for Alaskans who value the diversified livestock industry. Whether you are a producers, a voting member, or associate member, non-voting member, please join us now. For $35 annually, your voice will be heard.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Agroborealis Features Articles about Bison, Fiber, Research and More



AGROBOREALIS vol. 44 no. 1

Agroborealis magazine cover
In this issue:
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math education with OneTree Alaska; forest growth and yield; how painters and photographers helped inspire the creation of the national park system; the 8th Circumpolar Agriculture Conference; connecting Alaska's natural fiber community; biomass crops; DNA studies in bears and bison, and more!



http://www.uaf.edu/snre/research/publications/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Processing Teleconference

Teleconference: 6:30 pm Sept 23, 2014

Call in 800-893-8850  pin 5711553

 

Agenda

1.
Welcome to members of the ADLA who have joined us. Ruby will provide:
Update on the food policy council meeting
Update farm and ranch news
2.
Report from Vivian on trip to processing mills in the lower 48.
Mills visited
Feedback on equipment and skills required to run equipment
Implications for a mill in Alaska – cost, what will work what won’t
Some private business (investing/tourism) models being used at custom mills
Information on  corporations and for profit cooperatives(collected by Vivian and Avril)
3.
Discussion
4.
Next steps for the mill

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Teleconference Tuesday 6 PM

  • Alaska Natural Fiber Business Teleconference coming up this Tuesday.  ADLA may join this teleconference in their discussion of processing.  Delbert and I will also be sharing updates from the Alaska Food Policy Council Meeting along with our farm and ranch news.  Should you have any updates of information you'd like to add, this would be the time.  I sat in on the marketing teleconference too.  
Thank you.  Ruby Hollembaek
ADLA, Inc. Vice-President
PS.  If you have any news, photos or ads you'd like to contribute to the ADLA website and /or facebook page, feel free to contact me via email or fb .  

  • We have two committee meetings coming up
Sept 16th at 6:30 - marketing
Sept 23rd at 6:30 - processing

  • Teleconference numbers for both are:
1-800-893-8850 & participant # 5711553

  • We have this teleconference access due to Jan R at the UAF and thanks!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Fall






Happy Alaskan Fall from Alaska Interior Game Ranch, Inc.
Photos courtesy of Jenny Uphus and Ruby Hollembaek.
You can feel the cooler nights, the waning daylight hours and the migration of birds heading south. Life will slow down for us Alaskans.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Teleconference Today in RE to Mt McKinley Meat and Sausage Plant



Department of Natural Resources

 DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE
Central Office

1800 Glenn Highway, Suite 12
Palmer, Alaska 99645-6736
Main: 907.745.7200
Director’s fax: 907.745.7112
Marketing & ARLF fax: 907.745.7242
Inspection fax: 907.745.7254

June 12, 2014



RE: Mt. McKinley Meat & Sausage Plant Survey Results

The Division of Agriculture, at the request of the Board of Agriculture & Conservation (BAC),
developed a survey to assess the interest in transitioning the Mt. McKinley Meat & Sausage plant
from state ownership to the private sector. The three surveys conducted (below) were open to the
public for a 15 day period and closed on May 30, 2014. Thank you to those that took the time to
participate in the surveys. The survey results are listed below:

• Red Meat Industry http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/MMMS/INDUSTSURVEY.pdf
• Red Meat Processing Plants http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/MMMS/PROCSURVEY.pdf
• Chef & Restaurant http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/MMMS/CHEFSURVEY.pdf

The public is invited to provide oral comments on options for the plant’s future during the public
comment session of the BAC meeting, which will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2
in the conference room of the Division of Agriculture’s Palmer office. Comments during the
meeting will be limited to three minutes per person. Written comments may be submitted in
place of oral comments but must be received no later than July 2 at 12:00 pm and should be
addressed to the Board of Agriculture and Conservation, C/O Director Franci Havemeister, at
1800 Glenn Highway Suite 12 Palmer, Alaska 99645-6736, via fax at 907-745-7112 or by e-mail
to me Franci.Havemeister@alaska.gov.

To participate remotely in the July 2 board meeting, call the toll free number 1-800-315-6338
and enter the pass code 12211# at the prompt. Comments during the meeting will be limited to
three minutes per person. For special accommodations due to audio or visual impairment,
contact the Division of Agriculture at 761-3851. A TDD line for this meeting is available at 907-
269-8411.

Sincerely,



Franci Havemeister
Director

ADLA Inc.

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.

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