Founded in 2015, our mission has and always will be to create awareness about Alaska’s unique agriculture and celebrate the men and women who tamed the Last Frontier to feed their friends and neighbors.
Alaska Farm Tours is the brainchild of 100 conversations that Margaret Adsit, founder, had with farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists across Alaska. For three years, Ms. Adsit directed the Alaska Farmland Trust, Alaska’s land trust dedicated to the preservation of its agricultural lands. During that time she had the privilege of working with farmers and ranchers across the state in the promotion and protection of one of Alaska’s most hidden treasures- it’s agricultural land. She fell in love with the people who worked the land as much as she did with the land itself. A farmer’s daughter herself, Ms. Adsit grew up on a 2,000-acre grain farm in Wisconsin that is still operated by her family. A proud daughter and sister of farmers herself, it is Ms. Adsit’s never-ending passion to help protect and promote the agriculture community that raised her and supported her during her time with the Alaska Farmland Trust. Join her as she walks you around the fields and valleys of the Matanuska Valley as she shares the stories of the people who have tamed and gained from the harsh landscape that is Alaska’s agriculture.
Beyond helping support the farms on the tour, we support local nonprofits by giving 5% of our tour proceeds going towards three vital non-profits in our local community- The Alaska Farmland Trust, Palmer Grow and the Palmer FFA. We want to help support our agricultural community from the ground up.