Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Tanana District website!

The Tanana District is one of the largest Cooperative Extension districts geographically in the United States, covering an area of more than 120,000 square miles with a current population of approximately 100,000 distributed in 64 Native villages and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Much of the district is inaccessible by road.

The Tanana District clientele is very diverse including 4-H leaders, youth groups, homeowners, homemaker clubs, private and commercial agriculture, local government, military personnel, subsistence families, cooperating agencies and the general public.

We have agents here to assist you in areas of agriculture and horticulture;  health, home and family development; 4-H and youth development; and natural resources and community development. For more information, click on the program area of interest to visit its webpage.


Tanana District Highlights

  • Feb. 23-25 — 12TH ANNUAL ALASKA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE is set to take place in Anchorage this year! Be sure to check the conference website for updates. Call 474-5107 for questions.
  • March 2 — MASTER GARDENER CLASS begins March 2, meeting Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., through June 15. For general information about the Master Gardener program, click here. Click here to check for updates on the 2016 class. For questions, call 474-5107.
  • March 3 — CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER  TRAINING will be Thursday, March 3. Fairbanks, Palmer and other locations (to be determined) will be connected via videoconference. This one-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 474-2420 or 474-5414 for more information. Register online here.
  • April 25-27 — CERTIFIED PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING will be offered via videoconferencing April 25-27 with proxy testing April 29. For information about the program and registration, visit the PSEP website. Questions concerning your category of certification should be directed to the Division of Environmental Health Pesticide Program's website http://dec.alaska.gov/eh/pest/ or by calling 1-800-478-2577 or 376-1870. Your Extension contact is Phil Kaspari at 895-4215 or pnkaspari@alaska.edu.
  • TBD — FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES. Watch this spot for information on the next series of six food preservation classes to be offered shortly. Classes typically meet once per month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the kitchen of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Call 474-1530 for details. Dates to be announced soon!

Office Location, Hours & Phone

LOCATION:  724 27th Ave., Stes. 2 & 3, Fairbanks, AK  99701

We are located within the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building and have a private entrance. To enter our office, please drive around to the back of the building (27th Avenue side) and look for our entrance on the corner of 27th Avenue and Rickert Street. Free parking is avaiable in our reserved lot just across the street.

  • Driving Directions:  The easiest way to find us is to drive south on South Cushman Street, then take a right on 27th Avenue. Drive two blocks to the intersection of 27th Avenue and Rickert Street. Look to your right for our building and parking lot.

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HOURS:  We are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most days, we remain open over the lunch hour.

PHONE:  Still have questions? Please call us at 907-474-1530 — we are happy to help!


Tanana District Listserv

Be one of the first to hear about classes, workshops and other events in the Tanana District! Join the listserv for announcements of general interest.

Class Registration Link

This link will take you to any district class available for credit card registration. Check our calendar at the link below for other district events.

Calendar of Events

Check out what's going on in Fairbanks and surrounding areas — classes, conferences, camps and more!

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