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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

April 9, 2019

Farm and Agriculture Tour of Interior Alaska Taking Reservations

Submitted by Mary Emerson-Bowen

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) and K-State’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program are offering a bus tour of the Alaskan interior September 1-10. The groups partner every year to offer travel opportunities for interested travelers.

“Past attendees have had a great time seeing agriculture that is quite different from what they’re used to,” Meagan Cramer, Kansas Farm Bureau, says. “These trips provide an opportunity for people to join others with similar interests, learn and see new things, and create friendships outside of their cities and communities.”

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Alaskan interior with stops in Anchorage, Kenai Fjords National Park, Wasilla, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. While there, the group will visit the Alaskan State Fair and learn about unique Alaskan agriculture including Birch syrup and Alaskan Musk Ox.

“In past years, attendees visited Alaska on a cruise ship. We heard they wanted to spend more time on land, and see the diverse Alaskan agriculture,” Cramer says. “This trip will provide a great experience.”

The trip is open to anyone that is interested; MAB enrollment or KFB membership is not required for participation. Registration is $4,200 per person for double occupancy and $5,500 for single. Airfare and incidentals are not included in the registration. We are offering a discount to individuals and families that have traveled with MAB and/or Kansas Farm Bureau previously.

This trip has limited space and will sell out. To ensure your spot, you can register and pay your $500/person deposit. Deadline to register is May 15.

Previous international trips hosted by the Master of Agribusiness program have been to South America, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and multiple countries in Europe. Travelers get a mix of cultural sightseeing and agriculture, while building relationships with members of the group.

More information about the trip can be found at http://mab.k-state.edu/internationaltours/alaska2019.html or by contacting Mary Bowen at 785-532-4435, mjbowen@ksu.edu.