Welcome to the Alaska Cross Content Conference program!  We will not have a print program available.  This program is a planner for you and does not guarantee you a seat in a session.

Please note that things will be changing daily.  Field trips are being finalized. Sessions are still coming in...so stay tuned and watch for changes - the beauty & the beast with technology.  
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Jodie Anderson

State of Alaska Division of Agriculture
Alaska Farm to School Program Coordinator
A little about me and my winding path to get here – I almost finished a PhD in soil biochemistry, I have earned a Master in Arts of Teaching Biology degree, and a Bachelor of Science Biology and Secondary Education degree. I taught chemistry and biology (and many other life sciences, too) at the high school and college levels for 11 years in North Carolina. We moved up to Palmer in 2003 and I worked for the University of Alaska Fairbanks in both the Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences for eight years. I went to work with an engineering and environmental consulting firm as a soil scientist for five years until I took this position with the Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Agriculture. My work at UAF afforded me many opportunities to travel around rural Alaska and develop collaborations and relationships with many teachers, growers, and communities. I look forward to plugging back into many of those to continue the great work the Alaska Farm to School Program participants have come to expect.

Feel free to ask me about anything agriculture related, soils, composting, food waste reduction, gardens, indoor growing, potatoes, Farm to School, curriculum, or any other idea that pops into your mind!!