Alaska is home to more than 900 farms operating on more than 849,000 acres, mostly centered in the Southcentral region of the state. The long summer days make for great growing seasons and many world record vegetable crops have been grown in the state. It is estimated that 98 percent of Alaska’s food is imported, making the agriculture industry in Alaska ripe for investment and expansion. The State’s Alaska Grown program highlights products grown in Alaska to help consumers identify which products are local. The goal of the program is to provide Alaska farmers with reliable and consistent markets.