Cooperative Extension Service News Releases


Spruce beetle workshop set in Kenai Nov. 7

November 1, 2017

A workshop about managing spruce beetle damage and protecting the health of spruce trees will be offered Nov. 7 in Kenai.

The Alaska Division of Forestry and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the free workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

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Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

October 27, 2017

The early registration deadline for the Women in Agriculture Conference is Nov. 5. Alaska's women farmers will join other farmers from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington for the sixth annual videoconference event, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. It will take place at 40 locations, including sites at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in Palmer and in Delta Junction.

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Harvest Wrap-up set for Nov. 1 in Delta Junction

October 26, 2017

The annual Harvest Wrap-up meeting will take place Nov. 1 in Delta Junction. The gathering provides an opportunity for agricultural producers to hear about current research, share observations about the past season and help identify research needs. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the meeting, which will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Delta Career Advancement Center.

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Alaska Invasive Species Workshop hosted in Anchorage

October 20, 2017

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 24-26 in Anchorage, will highlight the economic and environmental risks associated with invasive species.

Tobias Schwörer, a public policy researcher from the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will kick off the annual workshop with a free public presentation on that topic at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Anchorage Museum auditorium. The lecture will focus on the risks associated with the hardy invasive aquatic plant, elodea.

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Diabetes prevention program offered in Fairbanks

October 13, 2017

An 11-month program designed to help individuals lose weight and lower their risk for diabetes will be offered in Fairbanks, beginning Oct. 30.

Leslie Shallcross, an agent with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the National Diabetes Prevention Program. She said the class will focus on weight loss, exercise and diet changes that have been shown to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes.

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