Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Extension offers money management video series

July 8, 2016

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has launched a series  of short videos to help Alaskans manage their finances.

Topics in the Mastering Money Management series include improving your credit score,  reading your credit report, children’s allowances, living on a seasonal income, automating your  bill payments and what to do before choosing bankruptcy.

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Food safety training offered July 28

June 29, 2016

The deadline is July 14 to register for a certified food protection manager workshop that will  be offered July 28 by web conference.

The food safety workshop, which will be hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks  Cooperative Extension Service, will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The training will be  followed by a proctored test in Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Palmer and Sitka within a week.

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Alaska businesses compete for shopping network spots

June 14, 2016

Alaska entrepreneurs can compete for an opportunity to sell their products on a Home  Shopping Network television show.

The deadline to apply is July 11. Kathryn Dodge, the economic development specialist for  the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, said business panels in  Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau will review applications and invite businesses to make five-minute  presentations July 27-29 in those communities. Businesses will receive feedback and  advice from the panel on how to improve their products.

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Teaching rural Alaska to farm is Rader's passion

June 2, 2016

Heidi Rader planned to become a farmer when she graduated from college.

During high school and college, she worked a succession of jobs at Ann’s Greenhouses,  Basically Basil and Calypso Farm that seemed to be leading to an agricultural career. For her  master’s degree in natural resources management, she grew snap beans and lettuce, and  studied high-tunnel production at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm.

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Farming and ranching training offered

May 11, 2016

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer its Alaska  Growers School this summer from June 8 to Aug. 10.

This year’s training is intended for Alaska Natives or others affiliated with Alaska Native  entities who are farming or ranching or hope to start. Nine sessions will be offered by webinar  and teleconference Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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