Welcome to the Juneau District Office of the Cooperative Extension!

The capitol City
Juneau, Alaska

Southeast Alaska is defined by the waters, islands, resources and people of the Inside Passage. Fjords, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and glaciers shape landscapes that are rich with fish, minerals, forests, scenic beauty, and wildlife. For thousands of years, adventurous, capable people have made a successful living in this bountiful region, but there are always unique challenges requiring creative solutions.

To help people meet challenges and create lasting solutions, the Juneau staff and agents offer programs throughout Southeast Alaska. We are constantly working to “take the University to the people” and engage with the people of Southeast to identify and meet the needs of our many and diverse communities.


Upcoming Classes and Events


Juneau District Open House

Juneau Open House Poster

Come join us on Thursday, January 29, 2015 for our Open House from 12-5:30pm! Meet the Director of Extension Fred Schlutt, Associate Director Roxie Dinstel and our Southeast Extension Agents Sarah Lewis and Darren Snyder. We may also be lucky enough to have President Pat Gamble and UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers in attendance from 4-5pm! Stop by and see the wonderful programs that Extension has to offer and enjoy some great local foods!


Preserving Juneau's Bounty Classes

Preserving Juneau's Bounty Food Preservation Picture

Sarah teaches this hands-on, 6-class course twice a year as part of the Juneau School District's Community Schools program. It is taught in a Family and Consumer Science teaching kitchen at a local middle or high school. Each class is between 3 and 5 hours long and students take many jars of preserved foods to enjoy at home. The class is limited to 12 students so everyone gets lots of kitchen time. The next course is available for registration now! Go to the Community Schools website for their information and registration schedules.

Outside of Juneau: This course can be modified to fill a weekend in any community in Southeast. Call Sarah at 907-523-3280 x1 if you'd like to bring her to town!


An Alaska Herb Garden Publication

An Alaska Herb Garden Publication

Extension is excited to announce our newest publication, An Alaska Herb Garden. A must-have for herb enthusiasts, this 74-page guide has sections on cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs as well as color photographs to help with identification. A useful recipe index helps you find different types of recipes or recipes that feature a specific herb. Pick up this $15 publication at our Juneau District Office, or at any of our district offices or by calling 877-520-5211.


2015 Statewide Pesticide Applicator Training

2015 Pesticide Applicator Training

Pesticide Applicator Training sessions will be offered statewide on January 26-28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The course cost is $55.00 per participant and covers all materials and testing. You can register online here. For more information contact Janice Chumley at 907-262-5824.


Juneau 4-H Sailing Club

Juneau 4-H Sailing Club

The Juneau District Office invites you to join our new 4-H Sailing Club!

If you're interested call Sarah Lewis at 907-523-3280 x1 to get on the interest list. The Club is limited to 10 youth. Final enrollment will be on "first come," based on the interest list. The first 4-H Sailing Club Family meeting is on Thursday, January 15, 5-6 pm at the UAF Extension Office, 450 Whittier Street, Suite 128.



Office Location

Public Safety Building
450 Whittier St., Suite 128
P.O. Box 21266
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone:907-523-3280
Fax:907-523-3220


Office Hours

8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Closed 1 pm -2 pm


2014 Holiday Closures

Christmas & New Years – December 25 - January 4, 2015
Alaska Civil Rights – January 19
Spring Recess – March 20




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What’s Happening in Southeast Alaska 4-H?

Visit the Southeast Alaska 4-H website for news, events, clubs, and accolades for 4-H members and volunteers. Contact Darren at 907-523-3280 x2 for more 4-H information.


We Want to Hear Your Thoughts and Ideas!

Let us know what services we can offer in your community. In Southeast Alaska call our office at 907-523-3280. At the statewide level, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service State Advisory Council. The council advocates on behalf of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service for funding and programming with the university, state government and agencies. There are currently two members from Southeast Alaska serving on the council.


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