The Matanuska-Susitna/Copper River District Cooperative Extension Service Palmer office is part of the public service educational branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Extension takes scientific information from the University and helps Alaskans apply that knowledge at home and on the job.

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Upcoming workshops, classes and events

Eating Smart, Being Active
6 interactive lessons to teach you healthy lifestyle skills. This series is being funded and offered by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service.
November 3 - December 8, 2014  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UAF CES Bldg. 1509 S. Georgeson Dr in Palmer
Instructor:  Winona Benson, UAF CES Nutrition Educator
Call the Extension Office 745-3360 to register or for more information.
 
Grocery Store Tour
The Cooking Matters grocery store tour provides families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to prepare foods for cost and nutrition.  Participants learn how to plan and shop for healthy, affordable and delicious meals for their families. Anyone who qualifies for food stamps, free and reduced lunches and/or WIC is encouraged to attend.  
December 12, 2014 10:30 a.m. at Fred Meyer in Palmer
lead by: Winona Benson, UAF CES Nutrition Educator
Register by December 5.  To register, call the CES office at 745-3360.
 
Certified Food Protection Manager Workshop
A certified food protection manager (CFPM) monitors a food establishment's operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with food establishment regulations. A CFPM is knowledgeable about food safety practices and uses this knowledge to provide consumers with safe food, protect public health and prevent foodborne illnesses. Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one CFPM on staff.
Wednesday, December 10, 9 am to 5 pm
CES office, 1509 S Georgeson Drive in Palmer
Register by November 26 online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops or call 745-3360 for more information.
 
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Join UAF Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Educator, Winona Benson every MONDAY at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to learn how to cook your food bank staples. We will meet downstairs in the church in the kitchen.

A cooking demonstration and food tasting will take place from 1:00-2:00.

Learn how to:

  • Cook dry beans
  • Cook a variety of flavored rice dishes
  • Cook using canned foods
  • Identify and cook different vegetables
  • Build healthy meals on a budget
  • Minimize salt and sugar in your meals
  • Convert and simplify recipes for your family and health

Recipes and tips will be handed out each week. This program is funded and sponsored by UAF, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and the Food Pantry of Wasilla.


Class Interest List

Are you are interested in any of our classes? Or don't see a class offered? Sign up on our interest list and let us know what class(es) you're interested in or would like to see offered. We will add your name to our E-mail list and will periodically send out notices of upcoming classes and events in the Mat-Su/Copper River District Area. See the Courses Offered section below for further details on classes we offer.


Agriculture, Horticulture & Land Resources (click for more info)

Inquiring minds want to know...

Need answers, ask Dr. Steve!

Have a question about your garden or what to grow? Need to know know what's wrong with your lawn and how to fix it? Does your chicken seem to be down in the dumps? We have just the person to help answer your questions. Call Dr. Steve at 907-745-3639 or by e-mail.

Soil Testing and Nutrient Recommendations

Our agent will review your soil test results and provide advise on how best to correct soil nutrient deficiencies.   For further details on where and how to get your soil tested, click here.

4-H & Youth Development (click for more info)

Health, Home & Family Development (click for more info)

Courses Offered (click for more info)


Location

Mat-Su Copper River District Office
1509 S Georgeson Drive 
Palmer, AK  99645

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

907-745-3360
Fax:  907-745-5479

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