Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
University to offer specialty food series
September 11, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and Alaska Sea Grant will host a workshop series Oct. 5-19 for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business in Alaska.
The five-session webinar will be offered across Alaska via Zoom, an Internet-based videoconferencing program. Sessions will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The instructors are Kate Idzorek, Extension small food business training and development coordinator, and Quentin Fong, seafood marketing specialist with Alaska Sea Grant.
Small business workshop series offered
September 10, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will offer a small business workshop series in Fairbanks, by videoconference in Anchorage and by webinar around the state, beginning Oct. 3.
The series is hosted by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College. Nine workshops will be taught in Fairbanks on Wednesdays or Saturdays, through Dec. 9. The five afternoon workshops will be offered by videoconference at the Anchorage District Extension office at 1675 C St.
Food safety training offered Sept. 30
September 4, 2015
A certified food protection manager training will be offered Sept. 30 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Juneau, Kodiak and Bethel.
The food safety workshop, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will meet from 8:30 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.
Invasive weeds app developed
August 21, 2015
Alaskans may identify invasive weeds using a free new app.
Gino Graziano of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service worked with the University of Georgia to develop the Alaska Weeds Identification app.
Graziano, an invasive plants instructor, said the app will make it easier for people to identify invasive weeds and to report them if they are unsure about the identification or are concerned about the presence of invasive weeds on their property or public lands. The app provides photographs, descriptions of the plants by type or region and management practices.
Fermentation guru Sandor Katz to give lecture
August 4, 2015
Fermentation expert Sandor Katz will give a lecture Aug. 17 from 6-9 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Tickets for the lecture are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Katz is the author of three books on fermentation — “Wild Fermentation,” “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved” and “The Art of Fermentation,” which received a James Beard award in 2012.