The Amazing Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom
AVI provides subsistence agriculture on the road under our new program, “The Amazing Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom.” The program expands our commitment by focusing on-site training on increasing subsistence farming, addressing food security and economic opportunities, and lowering reliance on the high cost of transportation with freshly grown local vegetables.
agAlaska is a resource for Alaska Native farmers and ranchers, providing links to federal and state level organizations that revolve around land conservation for Alaskan tribes, as well as resources for existing Tribal Conservation Districts or help with forming TCD’s.
AgAlaska affords rural villages support and resources needed to begin community gardening farming and ranching. Information and links provide current grant opportunities, best garden practices, and resource links to government and non-government agencies.
Rural Small Business Conference
For the past thirty-tw0 years Alaska Village Initiatives has sponsored the Rural Small Business Conference. The purpose of this Conference is to bring together rural businesses and leaders and provide them with networking opportunities, training, and technical information. A focal point of the Conference is the Marketplace Trade-show, which provides an opportunity for participants to meet exhibitors and their showcase of products and services.
In cooperation with the National Resources Conservation Service, AVI is working on the Apprentice Planner Certification program as an economic opportunity for residents in rural Alaska.
The Alaska Foresty Modules will also complement agriculture STEM courses within our K-12 courses.
Other modules include: ANCSA & Native Entity Organization, Alaska Native Corporations, Subsistence in Rural Alaska, and