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The Northern Latitude Plant Materials Center is open by appointments only. Please call 907-745-4469 for further information.

Alaska Plant Materials Center

Serving Alaska's needs in the production of native plants and traditional crops.

PMC Programs


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5310 S Bodenburg Spur
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: 907-745-4469
Fax: 907-746-1568

Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Please visit our webpage,, for updates on resources available to qualifying farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Welcome to the Alaska Plant Materials Center

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The 405 acre Plant Materials Center (PMC), near Palmer was established by the Alaska Legislature in 1972 to promote the state's agricultural industry. Grains, grasses, fruits, potatoes, shrubs, and trees are evaluated for the potential use in Alaska climates. Small quantities of these plant materials are released to Alaskan commercial growers who then increase the production of these materials and make them available for food, ornamental, and conservation purposes.

For more information on the individual Plant Materials Center programs please visit each program's webpages listed on the left or contact the Plant Materials Center directly.

What's New

Division of Agriculture Letter of Industrial Hemp Notice for Compliance

Alaska Center for Energy and Power has released their new documentary video, Alaska Grown, covering food security in Alaska. Watch the video on YouTube, or on the AgriLogic Vimeo site,

Alaska Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Informational Videos available on Facebook

Industrial Hemp Program Updates

The PMC's Weather Station now has its own webpage. You can find the link in the menu to the left or click here.

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