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Share lessons learned and techniques for overcoming challenges of growing food in Southeast Alaska.
Learn specific skills, technology, and research that contribute to commercial farming success and efficiency in this unique region.
Connect with new and experienced farmers to build an inspiring network!

Do you grow food to sell? Or are you interested in growing commercially?

Join us for the Southeast Alaska Farmer Summit!

UPDATE: Registration is now closed, we have reached the maximum capacity we will be able to accommodate!


Registration includes attendance to conference and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Please let us know if you are unable to attend due to the price.

Full Conference: $75
Saturday only: $40
Sunday only: $35

UPDATE: Registration is now closed, we have reached the maximum capacity we will be able to accommodate.

Getting to Haines

The most reliable way to travel Southeast Alaska during the winter months is via Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry). We recommend taking the ferry or a combination of Alaska Alaska Airlines and a ferry.  A northbound ferry arrives in Haines on Friday mid morning, and a southbound ferry departs Haines Sunday evening. Direct flights into Haines are available via air carriers listed below. If you have questions regarding travel please contact Meredith, at meredith@takshanuk.org. 


Alaska Marine Highway
Phone: (800) 642-0066


Alaska Seaplanes
Phone: (907) 766-3800

Harris Aircraft Services
Phone: (877) 966-3050

Wings of Alaska
Phone:  800789-9464

Welcome to Wings of Alaska

Conference Venue

The Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit (SAFS) will take place at the Chilkat Center in Haines, Alaska.



We will provide shuttles between the conference venue, ferry terminal, airport, hotels, and homestays.


If you are interested in a homestay in Haines please email Meredith, meredith@takshanuk.org, as soon as possible –  no later than January 20th


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Aspen Suites Hotel*. They are providing the best per night rate of $108.41. To make reservations call and mention the “SE Farmers Summit.” Additional options are listed below.                                                  

*Aspen Suites Hotel (.8 miles from Chilkat Center)
409 Main St.,
Haines, AK  99827
Phone: (907) 766-2211

Captain’s Choice Motel (.8 miles from Chilkat Center)
108 2nd Ave,
Haines, AK 99827
Phone: (907) 766-3111
Toll Free: (800) 478-2345

Eagle’s Nest Motel (1.5 miles from Chilkat Center)
1069 Haines Hwy,
Haines, AK 99827
Phone (907) 766-2891
Toll Free: (800) 354-6009

Travel Scholarships

Scholarship funds are limited, and will be awarded based on merit and need demonstrated. Scholarship amount will be based on anticipated travel expenses listed in the application. We will try to accommodate as many applicants as possible.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will not be accepted after January 20, 2017. Scholarships will be issued as reimbursements after travel bookings have been made by recipient.  Submit completed applications to Lia Heifetz, lia@growsoutheast.com, with “SAFS Scholarship” in the subject box.

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Doug Collins

Doug Collins is an Extension Faculty and Soil Scientist with Washington State University’s Small

Farms Program. He focuses on managing and monitoring soil fertility on diverse organic

vegetable farms and evaluating soil quality in different vegetable cropping systems – including

organic reduced tillage. Doug is also interested in soil variability across landscapes and

biological indicators of soil quality. Doug has a Ph.D. in soil science from Washington State

University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from Montana State University.

Questions? Please contact Lia Heifetz at lia@growsoutheast.com