Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

VISTA recruits in Interior Alaska

December 5, 2014

The AmeriCorps VISTA program is looking for individuals interested in serving with nonprofit organizations and public agencies in Interior Alaska.

VISTA participants agree to work for a year on projects that reduce poverty and build an organization’s capacity. They receive a $1,200 monthly stipend, health care and, at the end of their service, a $5,350 tuition benefit or a $1,500 stipend. Participants must be a U.S. citizen or able to work legally in the United States. College graduates are preferred

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Rocket stove workshop offered Dec. 11

December 3, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a rocket stove workshop Dec. 11 at its district office in Fairbanks.

Extension energy specialist Art Nash will offer the workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at 724 27th Ave., in the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building.

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Energy workshops hosted in Anchorage

November 24, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer four home and camp energy workshops Dec. 3-9 at its Anchorage district office.

Energy specialist Art Nash will make a presentation at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 about using rocket stoves for camp use and emergency situations. Rocket stoves burn small-diameter wood and wood pellets efficiently— and are used for cooking and heating. Another workshop, at 5 p.m. Dec. 8, will cover remote energy sources for camps and cabins, including solar cells, battery banks, small windmills and rocket stoves.

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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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