Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Extension to offer Oct. 1 food safety workshop

September 4, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager workshop Oct. 1 in Fairbanks and Palmer and at videoconference sites in Nome, Petersburg and Sitka.

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Specialty food business workshop offered

September 2, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a workshop for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business.

The workshop will meet for five sessions beginning Sept. 16 and will be offered by videoconference in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Homer, Kodiak and Juneau. It will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 30. The instructors are Extension food research technician Kate Idzorek and Quentin Fong, a seafood marketing specialist with Alaska Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Program.

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Revised berry book released

August 20, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has updated and expanded its berry book.

“Using Alaska’s Wild Berries and Other Wild Edibles” includes more recipes and information on 18 kinds of wild berries and other wild edibles, from blueberries to cloudberries and spruce tips.

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Alaska Growers School registration opens

August 15, 2014

Registration is open for the next session of the Alaska Growers School, which begins Sept. 24.

The 12-week farm training by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be offered across Alaska by webinar or teleconference Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 17.

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Pest ID information offered at farmers market

August 7, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a garden pest information booth Wednesdays through September at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market.

Volunteer experts will answer questions about insects and weeds and how to manage them. Individuals may bring insects and weeds for identification between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call Darcy Etcheverry at 474-2422 for more information.

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