Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Delta Harvest Wrap-up set for Nov. 3

October 27, 2016

The annual Delta Harvest Wrap-up will take place Nov. 3 at the Delta Career Advancement Center in Delta Junction.

The gathering, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will bring producers, agricultural researchers and farm agency representatives together to talk about current research efforts and research needs and to share observations about the farming season.

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Anchorage Extension office to move

October 26, 2016

The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will close its current location Oct. 28 and open Nov. 2 in new space.

The new office will be located in the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium Building at 1840 Bragaw St., Suite 100, which is downstairs. The office will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and will also be open as needed during workshops and meetings.

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Invasive species workshop hosted in Fairbanks

October 20, 2016

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 25-27 in Fairbanks, will focus on invasive species management and the effects of a warming environment.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at Wedgewood Resort.

Extension invasive plants instructor Gino Graziano will give a public lecture beforehand, at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Noel Wien Library auditorium. “Nightmare in Fairbanks: Dealing with Bird Vetch” will cover how bird vetch spreads and how to control it. Graziano said bird vetch displaces beneficial plants and can affect the health of trees it climbs.

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Mining and petroleum training program transferred

October 13, 2016

The Mining and Petroleum Training Service, a workforce development program that has trained more than 100,000 Alaskans, is now part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The transfer from the University of Alaska Statewide Workforce Programs to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service was completed in August. University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen approved the transfer after a systemwide transformation team recommended moving workforce programs to the campuses.

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Janet Athanas named to 4-H Hall of Fame

October 4, 2016

Retired 4-H educator Janet Athanas will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct 7.

Only four other Alaskans have received that honor. The Hall of Fame was created in 2002 to recognize 4-H volunteers, Cooperative Extension Service professionals, staff and others who made a significant impact on 4-H at the local, state or national level.

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