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2015 Statewide Pesticide Safety Applicators Training

January 26 - 28, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required

Pesticide Applicator Training sessions will be offered statewide in January and again in April. This three day training will cover the New National Core Manual, State of Alaska Core Manual Supplements, Alaska State Regulations, Math and other necessary resources.

Classes will be held in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Delta Junction. Kenai Peninsula and other areas as requested. Students are encouraged to pick up study materials after registration and become familiar with them prior to training sessions. Testing will be arranged after training sessions by district proxy. 

Course cost is $55.oo per participant and covers all materials and testing. Registration online, pay by credit card at: Registration by cash or check may be available through your local CES Office. Course materials are also available at your local CES Office. More information on Pesticide Safety Education can be found on our website:

For more information call Janice Chumley at 907-262-5824

"Try it Once!"

You are invited!

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

Check back often, a different activity will be offered each month! 

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

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


The CES meeting is available for the Kenai Peninsula faculty or staff working with collaborators. We require that the room be reserved five days in advance. If the time of use requested is after hours, a mamber of the Kenai Peninsula faculty must be present for the durationof the meeting. 

Kenai Peninsula Flooding Information and Assistance

For up to date information on flooding on the Kenai, please go to the Office of Emergency Management website below

RODENT PROBLEMS: How to deal with them! (Click drop-down box below)

Timely Topics & Featured Pubs

Have you heard on the radio or read in the newpaper that Cooperative Extension on the Kenai Peninsula is now offering you an easier way to access information that can have a positive inpact on you and your families lives.

Come into the office to see the wide variety of researched based information offered year round.


Click below for the featured publications for January

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.

2014 Neighbor to Neighbor Class schedule for January (click here)

NEW Local Food Calendar and Directory (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!


Rally Day, Public Presentations, Educational Display

Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14, 2015

Check back for more details at a later date

4-H Leader Training

Calling all 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula! There is a new mandatory leader training for the 2014 -2015 4-H year. 

If you  would like to be a 4-H leader, complete the new leader training for 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula  and pass the attached quiz with a  score of 90 percent or better. The new training will be available soon on the Kenai Peninsula 4-H District website. 

Call Jason Floyd at 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
   Agent: (in hiring process)

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

4-H and Youth Development 
  Agent: Jason Floyd, 
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Office Manager/Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                 Vicki Heinz,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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