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Cooking Safely

Using a food thermometer is the only sure way to determine if your food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy foodboorne bacteria.

Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures

Cook all food to these minimum internal temperatures as measured with a food thermometer before removing food from the heat source.

All Poultry (breasts, whole bird, legs, thighs and wings, ground poultry and stuffing 165 °F  (73.9 °C)

Eggs160 °F (71.1 °C)

Fish & Shellfish145 °F (62.8 °C)

Leftovers165 ° F (73.9 °C)

Casseroles 165 °F (73.9 °C)

A Second, Free High Tunnel 101 Class being offered!

Decision Making Tools & Resources for Growing New Producers

Because of the great interest in High Tunnels on the Peninsula, a second High Tunnel 101 class will be offered soon. This  is an introductory class geared for those who are new to high tunnel gardening. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. As soon as the dated has been set, we will begin to take registrations. 

Learn how to extend your growing season and increase your harvest!

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

Timely Topics & Featured Pubs

Read how to save on Electricity!(Click link)

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 December

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 December (click here)

NEW Local Food Calendar and Directory (click here)

Integrated Pest Management Issues


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!


4-H Leader Training

Tuesday, December 9 - Friday, December 12, 6 - 8 pm

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 your leader training by viewing training videos for 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula and pass the attached quiz with a  score of 90 percent or better. This new training will be available soon on the Kenai Peninsula 4-H District website. 

Call Cooperative Extension Service at 262-5824 if you need additional information.

Kenai Peninsula 4-H

Kenai Peninsula Extension Office

We will be closed December 25 - January 2

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 Doors and Windows, below Fish and Game)

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

We are "Learning for Life!"

  • Home, Health and Family Developement
    Agent: Linda Tannehill,
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
    Agent: (in hiring process)
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    Research Technician: Janice Chumley,
  • 4-H and Youth Development 
    Agent: Jason Floyd, 
    Find us on Facebook!
  • Administrative Assistant
    Lisa Burkhart,
  • Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
    Vicki Heinz,
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