Alaska Farmland Trust Corporation (AFTC) is dedicated to preserving Alaska’s farmlands for future generations through land conservation. AFTC is committed to educating residents on the importance of local agriculture and farmland preservation, and expanding Alaska’s agricultural infrastructure.
Farmland Trusts and Alaska: The Need
Only 4% of Alaska’s farmland is accessible and viable for farming, and less than 10% of food consumed in Alaska is locally grown. Because of this, there is an immediate need to preserve farmland and educate local populations on the agricultural opportunities available. As oil prices, food prices, and transportation costs continue to increase, so will the cost to import global foods to Alaska. Alaska Farmland Trust was established to be an effective and consistent voice for agriculture in Alaska and to address the major challenges and opportunities facing our agricultural future.