“The Nenana-Totchaket Agricultural Project brings to Alaska the hope of additional food security from its own soil. This project is unique, as it will be planned using science to optimize sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel, while keeping Alaska’s land and water healthy and our soils productive. The project will continue to grow for generations and become a vital key to our agricultural industry and the state’s economy.“
–Mike Dunleavy, Governor of Alaskahttp://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/nentot/?fbclid=IwAR10aekVTb8-vJKjg0KL93ykt97QTqBsDmkYb5zKregRfN68VlQwKtQ6oTs
This project is a new farmers kick off point if they are ready to build their dream farm. the Nenana-Totchaket project is a state lead project to open 100,000 acres of land to farmers to develop and produce on. It has been in the works for the last few decades and has been able to really open up, in part due to the new bridge that has been constructed in the Nenana area. Starting in June of 2022 through September 2022 the first phase of land will be offered and opened for people to assess and possibly purchase. Soil in the area is largely a Class 4, but some Class 5-8 is present and soil studies are on going. It is the classical acidic sandy loam characteristic of Alaskan boreal forests dominated by black spruce, that is to be expected in the area. This area has been scouted sense 1970’s as a largely untapped area for agriculture development and in 1982 the Alaska Agricultural Action Council (AAAC) reported “Nenana-Totchaket will play a particularly important role in the future of Alaskan agriculture” noting its access to the Parks Highway & Alaska Railroad; lower elevation than Delta; and not conflicting with other resource development.
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