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BOARD OF AGRICULTURE & CONSERVATION

The Board of Agriculture & Conservation’s (BAC) mandate is to encourage and promote the development of agriculture as an industry throughout Alaska. It’s duties include administering the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund, processing and approving loan applications, and making nominations to the Governor for the position of Director for the Alaska Division of Agriculture. The Board meets at least eight times per year to conduct these duties.
The board is composed of seven members serving 3 year terms, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature in joint session. Members shall have the following qualifications:

  • one member shall have general business or financial experience;
  • one member shall be a member of a statewide agriculture promotion organization;
  • one member shall be a member of a soil and water conservation district established under AS 41.10.130(a) who is also engaged in commercial production agriculture;
  • four members shall be engaged in commercial production agriculture; each shall represent a different agriculture enterprise from the others, such as livestock production, dairy, vegetable production, grain production, horticultural production, and greenhouse and hydroponic production.

Board of Agriculture & Conservation Alaska Statute

Board of Agriculture & Conservation Roster

2024 Board of Agriculture & Conservation Vacancies: Apply Here

2024 Regular Meeting Schedule
January 23rd – In Person
February 6th – Working Session
February 13th
March 19th
April 16th
May 29th
June 18th – 9AM
July As needed
August 20th – In Person
September As needed
October 15th
November 19th
December As needed

Meeting Minutes

Further information is available from the Division of Agriculture, 1801 S. Margaret Dr. Suite 12, Palmer, Alaska 99645; by phone, 907-761-3851. Alternative communication accommodations may be made with the ADA Coordinator (TDD No. 907-269-8411).