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The Alaska Food Policy Council is hiring for 2 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions!

The State of Alaska is seeking two AmeriCORPS VISTAs this year. The first position will be focused on further developing the structure and sustainability of the Alaska Farmers’ Market – Quest Program (AFMQP) to increase access to healthy local foods for more low income Alaskans. AFMQP provides funding and technical assistance to farmers’ markets to help them … Continue reading

Call for Governing Board Members
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Call for Governing Board Members

Are you passionate about affecting change in Alaska’s food system? The Alaska Food Policy Council is looking for five new individuals to join our board. The key backgrounds and skills desired to develop our Governing Board are: transportation and distribution sector, Alaska Native representation, communications/media professionals, fundraising and resource development, and other sectors. To apply, please Read … Continue reading

Senator Begich Introduces the Traditional Foods Nourishment Act of 2013
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Senator Begich Introduces the Traditional Foods Nourishment Act of 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Handyside (907) 350-4846  Begich Introduces Traditional Foods Bill Responding to Rural Communities Demands for Local Food Options Legislation will Result in Healthier Lifestyles, Stronger Economies To encourage access and consumption of healthy traditional foods, U.S. Senator Mark Begich today introduced The Traditional Foods Nourishment Act of 2013. “Many Alaska Native traditional … Continue reading

Announcing the AK Food Film Fest: July 22nd – July 25th
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Announcing the AK Food Film Fest: July 22nd – July 25th

This festival features amazing films covering important topics such as GMO’s, food justice in America, the mysterious wine world of the Court of Sommeliers, the changing world of a school meals, and even beer legend Michael Jackson’s world of craft brewing and more.   Visit our Facebook event page for the film schedule and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/545208995516457/   Want to do more than just attend? ACE … Continue reading

Circumpolar Agricultural Conference and UArctic Inaugural Food Summit
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Circumpolar Agricultural Conference and UArctic Inaugural Food Summit

The 8th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference and UArctic Inaugural Food Summit will be held in Girdwood, Alaska at the Alyeska Resort from September 29 through October 3, 2013. The conference and summit theme emphasizes advancing food security and sustainable agriculture in the circumpolar north, building an integrated vision, and creating a process for sustainable food security in northern … Continue reading

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Gov. Parnell signs order creating Alaska Food Resource Working Group

Declares statewide call-to-action on food resource development ANCHORAGE, Alaska (July 2, 2013) – Governor Parnell signed legislation calling for the creation of the Alaska Food Resource Working Group (AFRWG) under Administrative Order 265, with the goal of building Alaska’s food economy. As a response to House Concurrent Resolution 1, sponsored by Representative Bill Stoltze, the … Continue reading