Friday, November 21, 2008

Alaska Division of Agriculture strategic plan

The state Division of Agriculture has just released its draft strategic plan for public comment until 15 December. The plan, "Challenges and Opportunities for the Future While Meeting the Needs of Today" (PDF), covers ten strategic goals and means:
• Agricultural development and marketing
• Board of Agriculture & Conservation
• Plant Materials Center: facilitating the development and sustainability of appropriate plant materials for Alaskan agriculture
• Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund
• Sustainable agricultural resources and services
• Outreach, education and recruiting
• Planning: encouragement of best practices
• Existing and emerging technology and research
• Energy
• Infrastructure
This is your opportunity to comment on community-based local production, sustainable practices, policy on genetically modified organisms, food security and supply vulnerability, etc. Send comments to:

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