Matanuska Experiment Farm


The Matanuska Experiment Farm, part of the Agriculture & Forestry Experiment Station, provides a site in Southcentral Alaska for research in sustainable agriculture, land reclamation and other environmental issues. The Experiment Farm is located on Trunk Road off the George Parks Highway about 36 miles north of Anchorage. It includes 260 acres of cultivated land and 800 acres of forest land for research or demonstration purposes, including barns, feed storage facilities and pasture land. The experiment farm has a complete complement of farm equipment to produce and harvest grain, forage (both hay and silage), and other crops. There are also field and laboratory facilities for research on soils, plants and livestock, and an adjacent greenhouse facility, operated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. This facility includes a modern headhouse and physical plant capable of supporting six greenhouse units.

2013 UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm

Master Plan Survey

In 2017 the Matanuska Experiment Farm will celebrate 100 years of service to the people of Alaska. The Matanuska Experiment Farm supports the tripartite mission of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which integrates teaching, research and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.

We would like your input to identify priorities and goals for a Master Plan that will direct the Matanuska Farm in its continuing service to Alaska and future generations. Please take the time to answer the following survey

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History

  • 1917: Established as a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 1931: Transferred to the University of Alaska

Contact information

1509 S Georgeson Drive
Palmer, AK 99645

Phone: 907-746-9450

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