Cooperative Extension Service News Releases


Juneau Extension offers food, home skills classes

February 6, 2018

Juneau Extension agent Sarah Lewis will kick off a spring food and home skills series Saturday, Feb. 10, with a Winter Olympics Special: Sausage, Sauerkraut and Homemade BBQ Sauces class.

Participants will make several types of homemade sausage out of wild game, commercial meats and fish, and will learn how to easily ferment cabbage for sauerkraut and make barbecue sauces.

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Meat quality workshop offered in Fairbanks

February 5, 2018

A University of Idaho Extension livestock educator will lead an Alaska meat quality assurance training Feb. 9-10 in Fairbanks.

Individuals of all ages and levels of experience may participate in the free workshop, which will include cutting demonstrations and quality and yield grading of beef, sheep and pork on Feb. 9, and quality assurance training on Feb. 10.

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4-H holds February fundraiser with JOANN

February 1, 2018

4-H programs in Alaska will team up with Joann Fabric stores for a "Paper Clover Campaign" fundraiser in February.

Supporters of the youth program can purchase $1 and $4 paper clovers that will include instructions for a special Valentine’s Day craft for customers to create. Proceeds from the campaign will directly support 4-H programs in Alaska. 4-H is coordinated in Alaska by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service.

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Food safety training offered in February

January 22, 2018

Certified food protection manager training will take place Feb. 22 by videoconference in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer, Sitka and Juneau.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the food safety management workshop, which will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.

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Master gardener training offered in Juneau

January 10, 2018

Master gardener training that begins Feb. 7 in Juneau will teach participants how to design, plant and maintain a successful garden in Southeast Alaska.

Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. most Wednesdays through May 16 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 and May 5. The sessions will take place in the Juneau district office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, at 450 Whittier St. Agriculture and horticulture agent Darren Snyder, other Extension staff and local experts will teach the classes.

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