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About Agriculture Jobs in Alaska
We feature the best agriculture jobs in Alaska with new jobs being posted weekly.
Although it is the largest state in the nation at 365 million acres, only about 880,000 acres are grown in Alaska, with most of its 500 farms clustered northeast of Anchorage. Greenhouse and nursery crops are the fastest growing agricultural segment in the state of Last Frontier, along with other important commodities such as hay, dairy, potatoes and cattle and calves. Alaska farmers also produce reindeer, wool, antlers, velvet, bison, and yaks, among others.
Some crops can grow enormously in Alaska thanks to the endless hours of daylight during the summer. Local farmers have produced a world record of 19-pound carrots, 76-pound turnips, and 127-pound cabbage.
Alaska is known for its fishing industry, which accounts for over 60 percent of commercially caught fish in the United States. The timber industry is also vital to the local economy, covering over 25 million acres.