Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
Fairbanks will host state FFA convention
April 17, 2013
Alaska FFA members from across the state will gather at the 37th annual state FFA convention April 24-27 in Fairbanks .
FFA members involved in agricultural and natural resource education will compete in leadership and career development events, participate in a service project and attend workshops. Participants also will compete in the Canon Envirothon at Chena Lakes. The convention will be held at the Regency Hotel and Moose Lodge.
Alaskans asked to ‘purple up’
April is Month of the Military Child and the Alaska 4-H Program is asking Alaskans to “purple up” on April 19th.
Classes offered during Extension Week
April 9, 2013
Registration is open for 13 mini community classes offered April 22–26 in Fairbanks as part of Extension Week.
All classes are free except for composting with worms, which is $10. Classes will include everything from memory fitness to raising chickens, cooking with whole grains, using a GPS, texting safely, social media and more.
Placer mining workshop offered in Palmer
April 1, 2013
Would-be placer miners may learn the basics at a free UAF Mining Extension workshop April 13 in Palmer. The workshop will cover placer exploration and mining, including placer geology, claim staking, hand and mechanized methods, mining agreements, permitting, mine plans, mining economics, reclamation and more.
Kodiak 4-H leader to receive top Western award
March 21, 2013
Barbara Hoedel will receive one of the two top Western region leader awards for her 34 years as a 4-H volunteer. She will be recognized with the 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award at the Western Region Leaders Forum March 21-24 in Hawaii.
Camp energy presentation
March 12, 2013
A presentation at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel March 12 will focus on practical energy solutions for camps and other remote locations.