Friday, May 31, 2013

Agricultural economist seminar scheduled June 4

The finalist for the Cooperative Extension agricultural economist/farm and ranch management specialist position will lead a public seminar on Alaska farm economics Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Palmer.

Interested parties may attend Gina Greenway’s seminar at the Matanuska Experiment Farm classroom, participate by videoconference in Room 183 of the Arctic Health Research Building on the UAF campus or call an audio line at 800-893-8850 and use the PIN 5711553.

Greenway’s seminar is titled “Profitability as a Component of Sustainable Agriculture in Alaska: What Do We Need to Know to Identify Profit Centers on Alaska Farms.” She is a research associate at the University of Idaho and has a doctorate in adult extension education with an applied economics focus. Her bachelor’s degree is in agricultural economics.

The specialist will develop programming to address business planning, agricultural financing, and production and marketing economics with an emphasis on delivering programs to Alaska farmers and ranchers.

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