alaska public radio on farmers and fisherpeople

posted September 24, 2015

Featuring Greenhorn’s Director Severine VT Fleming on her Alaska tour!

The maritime workforce is Alaska’s largest private sector employer. From harvesters to processors, ship builders, maintenance and fisheries researchers and industry suppliers, a report compiled by the state, university and industry groups says the workforce represents 70,000 jobs. The aging of many in the maritime trade is of concern for the future of the industry. What’s the plan for attracting more young Alaskans to this area of the economy as well as drawing the next generation of farmers to the agriculture industry? Click HERE to listen!