Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Wood energy conference hosted in Fairbanks

April 4, 2014

The fifth Alaska Wood Energy Conference will take place April 15-17 in Fairbanks.

The conference will highlight rural energy and Interior heating concerns, including the sustainable harvesting of wood and air quality issues. Other presentations will focus on woody biomass research, community evaluation of biomass options and new technologies.

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Fuel-saving commuter competition to begin

March 26, 2014

The eighth annual "Don't Be Fuelish Competition" begins April 1.

Organizations around Fairbanks will compete until Sept. 30 to see which group of employees can save the most fuel traveling to and from work. Participants may carpool, take the bus, bike, walk or run to work.

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Basic prospecting workshop offered

March 18, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Mining Extension program will offer a basic prospecting workshop April 5 at the Delta Mine Training Center.

The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a tour of the underground, hard rock training mine.

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Wood energy conferenced hosted in Fairbanks

March 14, 2014

The Alaska Wood Energy Conference will meet April 15-17 in Fairbanks.

The conference will focus on rural and Interior heating issues, including the sustainable harvesting of wood, air quality concerns, current research and new technologies. March 21 is the early registration deadline. See conference details and registration  linked at .

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Small business series offered around the state

March 14, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College will host four small business workshops during March and April.

The workshops will meet at the Community and Technical College in Fairbanks and by videoconference in Delta Junction, Bethel, Homer, Juneau, Soldotna, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Thorne Bay.

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