Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Certified public manager training offered

January 25, 2016

The Alaska Certified Public Manager program will begin Feb. 15 in the Anchorage area,  with classes aimed at developing management, supervision and leadership skills.

The American Academy of Certified Public Managers created the nationally accredited  management development program. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative  Extension Service Professional and Workforce Development Program coordinates the Alaska  program, which was previously offered by other university entities.

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Small business workshops offered

January 22, 2016

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a series of eight small business workshops in  Fairbanks and by videoconference in Anchorage and Delta Junction, beginning Jan. 28.

The UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College  will host the series, which is also offered by webinar around the state. Workshops will meet  Thursdays or Saturdays, through March 19, at the UAF Community and Technical College at  604 Barnette St. Videoconference locations include the Anchorage district Extension office at  1675 C St. and the Delta Career Advancement Center in Delta Junction.

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Agriculture conference hosted Feb. 24-25 in Anchorage

January 21, 2016

Registration is open for the annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will  take place in Anchorage for the first time.

More than 50 presentations during the Feb. 24-25 conference will focus on farm  management, growing fruits and vegetables, and meat and fiber production. Preconference  workshops Feb. 23 will highlight fiber production, farm budgeting, and on-farm food safety and  marketing. An all-day session Feb. 25 will cover qiviut production and marketing.

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Pesticide certification training offered

January 14, 2016

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three-day  training sessions for pesticide applicators in February and in April.

The first session will be offered by videoconference Feb. 8-10 in Fairbanks, Anchorage,  Soldotna, Palmer, Delta Junction and other communities as requested. Classes will meet from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an exam scheduled after the training. The training will also be offered  April 25-27 in the same communities. Extension agents and Alaska Department of  Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.

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Small business workshop series offered

January 7, 2016

Entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a small business may benefit from a series of 11  workshops offered at the Small Business Development Center in Fairbanks and by webinar  around the state, beginning Jan. 19.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Small  Business Development Center will host the series, which will also be offered by Web  conference at the Anchorage district Extension office. Workshops will be offered from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the Thursday, Jan. 28 session, and will run through April 5.

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Winner chosen for Interior business competition

November 20, 2015

The Interior winner of a national business strategy competition hopes to develop a smart  backboard that will weigh patients, take vital signs and provide information remotely to medical  and emergency personnel.

Kathryn Dodge, economic development specialist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks  Cooperative Extension Service, said five individuals were chosen to present their business  ideas Nov. 14 in Fairbanks as part of the InnovateHER competition.

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