Beginning Kelp Farmer Business Planning, Marketing, and Processing

Alaska Sea Grant, in partnership with the Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute and Alaska Ocean Farms, is hosting an in-person workshop October 30 and 31 at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.

Workshop topics include:

  • strategies for increasing kelp farm permits held by Alaska native and rural residents
  • developing a start-up and operating budget, including capital and operating costs
  • calculating product pricing to ensure business sustainability
  • processing methods being used in Alaska

We encourage Tribal and Alaska Native Corporation leadership to participate alongside the Kodiak region’s beginning rural and Alaska Native kelp farmers. The more we learn together as leaders and farmers, the better we can support our regional community.

Persons requesting travel assistance must submit their application by October 11. All other applications must be received by October 16.

For more information and to apply for this workshop, visit the event page – if you have any questions about the workshop, travel assistance, or the application, please contact Melissa Good.


Kodiak, Alaska, USA