Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
Donations sought for children's winter clothing drive
July 16, 2015
Donations of children’s winter clothing are sought as part of a winter gear drive for young Fairbanks children.
The clothing drive is co-hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H Military Partnerships and the Fairbanks Families/Best Beginnings programs. 4-H agent Candi Dierenfield said the goal is to help Fairbanks-area children stay safe and warm while being physically active outside during the cold winters.
Wildfire defensible space workshop offered
July 13, 2015
A workshop about creating wildfire defensible space around homes will be offered July 16 at the North Pole Fire Department.
The free public workshop will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, the Alaska Division of Forestry and the fire department.
Exchange program seeks host families
July 10, 2015
The Alaska 4-H Exchange Program is seeking host families for Japanese students participating in a four-week summer exchange.
Twenty-one Japanese students, ages 12 to 18, will be in Alaska from July 25 to Aug. 23. Four host families are sought in the Fairbanks, Healy and Delta Junction areas as well as three families in Southcentral communities on the road system. Families with host siblings of the same gender and age range are preferred.
Food safety training offered July 29
July 9, 2015
A certified food protection manager training will be offered July 29 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Sitka, Juneau and Valdez.
The food safety workshop, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will run 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.
Lemonade day workshops offered in Fairbanks
May 21, 2015
Young entrepreneurs who plan to participate in Alaska Lemonade Day on June 13 may attend free how-to workshops in Fairbanks and North Pole.
The financial literacy workshops will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. May 28 at the Boys and Girls Club in the Fairbanks City Hall building and from 3 to 5 p.m. June 2 at the North Pole Fire Department annex.
SNRE to promote two UAF faculty
May 19, 2015
The School of Natural Resources and Extension has promoted two professors. Dave Valentine has been named director of academic programs, and Milan Shipka will become director of research and the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
The half-time administrative appointments are effective July 1. The university created the positions following the announced departure of Interim Dean and Director Stephen Sparrow, who will retire June 30. Both positions will report to Fred Schlutt, the vice provost for outreach and Extension.