State and Rep Tarr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2017

Juneau – Starting Monday, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will host events across the state for the third annual Alaska Food Security Week. The theme is “All About Alaska Grown” and will celebrate local food producers, Alaska’s agricultural history, and future opportunities for increasing the state’s local food initiatives.

Events will be held in Anchorage on March 13th at 7 p.m. in the Anchorage Museum, in Fairbanks on March 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the Blue Loon, and in Juneau on March 17th at 5 p.m. in room 106 of the State Capitol Building. 

“As we look to the future we need to diversify our economy and our agriculture industry provides tremendous opportunity,” said Rep. Tarr.  “We know Alaskans spend billions on food every year, but only five percent of the food we eat is Alaska grown.  If Alaskans spent just $5.00 more every week on Alaska grown products it would bring hundreds of millions into our economy.”

Attendees at the events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau will watch two films.  The first film features interviews with Alaskan farmers regarding Alaska Grown.  The second film titled “Alaska Far Away” details the history of the New Deal pioneers who settled in the Mat-Su Valley.

For more information, please contact Rep. Geran Tarr’s office at (907) 465-3424.

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