Ag Conference to Discuss Plant Breeding

FAIRBANKS- Alaskan farmers could see new opportunities thanks to changing climates, and there’s a chance to learn how to reap the benefits at a local workshop. The Fairbanks Cooperative Extension will host the 10th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference next week. Each year, the conference attracts hundreds of people who are interested in farming or gardening on a larger scale.  This year, the keynote speaker,   James Myers from Oregon State University, will talk about plant breeding, an age-old skill which could redefine local farming.

Unlike previous years, Wedgewood Resort will host the conference, which starts Tuesday, March 11. To register, call Cooperative Extension at 474- 2422 or log onto their website: www.uaf.edu/ces