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

  • MASTER GARDENER classes for the 2014–15 school year will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 7, through Feb. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit the Class Information page for further information.This class is now full and registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on our wait list for next year, please call 474-1530 or email rlboswell@alaska.edu.
  • CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER TRAINING will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by videoconference at various locations throughout the state. Click here for more information.  To register, click here.  Registration deadline is Nov. 26.
  • ROCKET STOVES FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & CAMP USE will be presented by Art Nash, energy specialist, on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn how to build your own can rocket stove and receive a "do-it-yourself" wood burn box. All materials will be provided. In addition, Eastern Alaska Forester Glen Holt will talk about efficient wood care and handling. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, download a class flyer here or contact Carmen Kloepfer at 474-5854 or cckloepfer@alaska.edu. Register for this workshop here.

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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