Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Mining record keeping workshop offered Dec. 4

November 10, 2014

A workshop on record keeping and taxes for miners will be offered Dec. 4 in Fairbanks and by videoconference in Anchorage, Nome and Palmer.

Fairbanks certified public accountant Paul Robinson and Emily Whiteside, of the Alaska Department of Revenue, will teach the workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 421 of the UAF Community and Technical College at 604 Barnette St. Videoconference locations include Cooperative Extension offices in Palmer and Anchorage and the Northwest Campus in Nome.

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Food safety workshop offered Dec. 10

November 7, 2014

Nov. 26 is the deadline to register for certified food protection manager training offered Dec. 10 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Barrow, Kodiak and Tok.

The food safety workshop, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff. The manager ensures compliance with food safety regulations.

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Forester offers UAF walking tour Nov. 1

October 28, 2014

Cooperative Extension Service forester Glen Holt will offer a forest management walking tour Saturday, Nov. 1, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at the Taku Parking Lot recycle bins, off Farmers Loop, for a 1.5-hour tour through the nearby forest. Holt said the tour will help private landowners learn how to manage the trees on their property, mitigate hazards, provide sustainable firewood and determine general forest health. Participants will learn about which trees to cut for firewood and which to save and why.

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Rocket stove workshop offered in Fairbanks

October 27, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host rocket stove workshops in Fairbanks on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Extension Energy Specialist Art Nash and Jim Scott, a retired electrical engineer, will lead two separate workshops from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Harper Building at 4280 Geist Road.

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Alaska Food Festival and Conference scheduled Nov. 7-9

October 24, 2014

The Alaska Food Festival and Conference will take place Nov. 7-9 at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

The Alaska Food Policy Council, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and UAA will host activities at Lucy Cuddy Hall, including a conference Nov. 7 and the Alaska Food Festival Nov. 8, with local foods to sample, a farmers market and a dozen food workshops.

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Invasive species workshop slated Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage

October 21, 2014

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage will highlight invasive species management around the state, with an emphasis on elodea and other aquatic plants.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown hotel. Workshop coordinator Gino Graziano said elodea is a concern because the aquatic freshwater plant grows so fast it can reduce fish habitats and create difficulties for recreational boaters and for pilots landing on lakes.

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