Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

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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Anchorage Extension to host centennial events

August 4, 2014

The Anchorage district office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host more than two dozen free community classes Aug. 11–16 as part of its Centennial Connections Week.

Classes will cover everything from keeping moose out of gardens to bed bug basics. The week will mark the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service, which Congress established in 1914 to extend practical, university-based knowledge to the people.

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Food safety certification workshop offered

June 12, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a certified food protection manager workshop July 9 in Fairbanks and Palmer and at videoconference sites in Ketchikan and Sitka.

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Workshop offered on passive solar

June 10, 2014

Participants in passive solar heat workshops June 18 and June 19 in Fairbanks will build solar backpack ovens and learn about using solar energy for cooking, hot water and heating.

Design engineer Jim Scott and Art Nash, the energy specialist for UAF Cooperative Extension Service, will teach both workshops, which are free and cover the same information.

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