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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.


JAN. 14 —BEEKEEPING CLASS, presented by Fairbanks Farm Bureau and Tanana District 4-H, will cover supplies, breeds and more.This is a beginner class, but anyone with knowledge to share or who just wants to learn is welcome. Contact John Anderson to register and for more information: 862-485-2236 or anderson.john118@gmail.com.

JAN. 26-29 —APGA 2017 ALASKA WINTER PEONY CONFERENCE will feature a New Growers School scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center. Additionally, APGA has highlighted a series of presentations of particular value for new and potential peony growers on Saturday, Jan. 18 . Of course, participants are invited to attend the entire conference, but these presentations are ones of particular interest to new and potential growers. To see the whole conference and to register, go to http://www.alaskapeonyconference.com 

Thursday, 9 a.m.– noon:  New Peony Growers School

Saturday , beginning at 8:45 a.m.:

  • Dr. John Dole, Key Note Speaker - noted post harvest specialist
  • Jessica Guritz – Choosing a Farm Location and Testing Your Soils
  • Oregon Perennials – Marketable Varieties
  • Dr. Nancy Fresco, Featured Speaker – Climate Change and the Peony Industry
  • Johanna Herron, etc. – Funding Sources
  • Andrew Crow – Why Co-ops?

The conference will feature top speakers from the cut flower industry like Debra Prinzing, Dr. John Dole, and Ko Klaver, and reseachers such as Dr. Gary Castinger, Andrea Garfinkle, Dr. Tim Mlller, Dr. Beverly Gerdeman, Dr. Mingchu Zang, Dr. Nancy Fresco, Dr. Patricia Holloway and more.  

The website contains more information on the topics and a full conference listing. Visit http://www.alaskapeonyconference.com  to decide the sessions you want to attend! Information: Marjorie Illingworth, 907- 488-0446

JAN. 31-FEB. 2 —PESTICIDE SAFETY APPLICATOR TRAINING. For details, cost and registration information, visit the training website. (Another training session will be offered April 18-20.)

FEB. 9–APRIL 62017 FAIRBANKS MASTER GARDENER COURSE will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 9-April 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Class will be taught by Julie Riley, Tanana District's new horticulture agent, who joins us from the Anchorage Extension office. For general information on the Master Gardener program, click here. For specific information on the 2017 class and how to register, click here. Questions? Contact Julie Riley at 907-474-2423 or jariley@alaska.edu.

FEB. 21–23 —The 13TH ANNUAL ALASKA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE will be held  at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center. As usual, the conference will offer variety, including information on reindeer and livestock ranching, birch syrup processing, woodlot management, fruits and vegetables, farming and gardening in off-road Alaska, and marketing and sales. Stay tuned for registration and agenda information. Workshops will be scheduled on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 , with shorter sessions on the main meeting day, Feb. 22 . Details coming soon at the conference website. Information: Steven Seefeldt, 907-474-1831 or ssseefeldt@alaska.edu, or Darcy Etcheverry, 907-474-5107 or ddetcheverry@alaska.edu.

Office Location, Hours & Phone

LOCATION:  724 27th Ave., Suites 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. We close daily for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Tanana District Listserv

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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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