Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Food safety training offered May 28

May 7, 2015

A certified food protection manager training will be offered May 28 in Fairbanks and Palmer  and by videoconference in Bethel, Ketchikan and Valdez.

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 to ensure  compliance with food safety regulations.

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Exchange program seeks host families

May 5, 2015

The Alaska 4-H Global Citizenship and Exchange Program is seeking host families for  Japanese students participating in a four-week summer exchange program.

Thirty-five Japanese students, ages 12 to 18, will be in Alaska from July 25 to Aug. 23.  Families with host siblings in the same age range are preferred. Hosts are also needed for a  few adult chaperones.

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Management classes offered in Anchorage

April 24, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host management  classes in Anchorage during May.

The one- and two-day classes apply toward the Certified Public Manager Program but are  open to anyone interested in professional development. The program is a nationally accredited  management development program designed to develop management, supervision and  leadership skills.

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Local foods celebration hosted in Juneau

April 17, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will celebrate local foods  with its April Fowls and Foods Weekend April 25-26 in Juneau.

The celebration will kick off with the second-annual Extension Shindig, a foods film fest that  will begin at 6 p.m. April 22 at Goldtown Nickelodeon. Two movies will be shown — “Growing  Cities,” a documentary about urban farmers, and “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” about family  farms. Admission is $12.

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Alaska 4-H'er meets President Obama

April 16, 2015

Geneva Wright, a 4-H member from Tanana, met with President Obama in the Oval Office  Monday as part of an eight-member 4-H contingent from rural communities around the country.

The students were asked to make a short presentation to the president. A blog post by  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who also met with the students, noted “each one them  had an inspiring story about how they are opening new doors for kids in their hometowns, and  how this work is building stronger communities where they can learn, play and grow.”

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