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The Kenai Peninsula CES Office announces and warmly welcomes our new Agriculture Agent, Casey Matney!

Casey comes to the Peninsula with a diverse background in the fields of Agriculture, Forage Crops, Soil Science, Weeds and Livestock. Please feel free to come into the CES Office on K-Beach Road and meet the newest member of our faculty. 


Nutrition Educator, Amorett Payment recently began serving the Kenai Peninsula. Her program emphasizes healthy food choices and the importance of a balanced lifestyle. 

"Try it Once!"

You are invited to try fun ways to exercise on the Peninsula!

The Central Peninsula Change Club encourages you to try new ways of exercising by providing opportunities to "Try it Once!" This program introduces and encourages investigating new physical activities before committing to them long term. 

Try it Once in January taught participants how to make pool swimming into a workout routine. The March Try it Once activity was a lesson and workout using a spinning bike. In May, we enjoyed the great outdoors by learning disk golf techniques. 

For more information on this new program call Linda Tannehill at 262-5824.

What we offer at low/no cost (Click here)

Click below for resource material on preserving wild game.

Neighbor to Neighbor Class Series

In an effort to encourage Alaskans to eat locally grown, produced, or gathered food and minimize energy consumption, the Neighbor to Neighbor series engages Extension volunteers to extend the reach of Cooperative Extension Service Sustainable Living programming.

Master Gardeners, 4-H Youth Development Leaders, Family & Community Education members and other community volunteers teach classes on raising animals for food and fiber; growing, harvesting and preserving fruit and vegetables; and techniques for living lightly on the land. 

Neighbor to Neighbor classes offer local citizens the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with their communities.

Interested in sharing your sustainable living knowledge with your neighbors?
Contact the Cooperative Extension Service, 907.262.5824.

2015 Neighbor to Neighbor Class schedule for November (click here)


StrongWomen Live Life highlights Alaskan women who celebrate living a healthy lifestyle in the Greatland. These are women who apply their workouts to everyday living.

"I started and continue to exercise and teach others to exercise because of the proven benefits  to each and everyone!" Mary Olson"

January 2014 StrongWomen, Mary Olson (click to view)

Mary Olsen leads StrongWomen exercises

December's StrongWomen at Exit Glacier (click to view)

December StrongWomen Deb Nyquest (click to view)


If you would like to nominate someone for StrongWomen Live Life, contact Linda Tannehill at


Lifting Women to Better Health

For more information about the StrongWomen program go to<

Central Peninsula Change Club Events

Please click on the calendar icon to view upcoming events!


New Online Enrollment Process for 4-H!

Calling all those interested in becoming or returning as 4-H Members and 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula for the 2016 year! 

It's easy for youth and leaders to enroll. Go to "Click here to enroll or re-enroll" at the top of the page.

If you  would like to be a 4-H leader, complete the new leader training online at There are several modules that need to be completed inorder for you to become a 4-H leader. 

Call 262-5824 for additional information.

Kenai Peninsula 4-H

Kenai Peninsula Extension Office

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Location and Contact Information

Centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, this district arm of the School of Natural Resources and Extension (SNRE), serves communities large and small. We are the public service educational outreach for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, bringing research based information to you. 

43961 K-Beach Rd, Suite A                                                                                                                                       Soldotna, AK 99669                                                                                                                                                   (Same building as Fish and Game)

Phone: 907-262-5824                                                                                                                                               Fax: 907-262-3939

We are "Learning for Life!"

Home, Health and Family Developement
   Agent: Linda Tannehill,

Nutrition Educator                                                                                                                                          Amorette Payment,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Agriculture and Horticulture - Please meet and welcome our new agent  
   NEW AGENT: Casey Matney,

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
   Research Technician: Janice Chumley,

4-H and Youth Development 
  Agent (Interim): Linda Tannehill,
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