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>Extension has a new app to help Alaskans identify invasive weeds. The Alaska Weeds Identification app helps identify weeds with an interactive key, a form to request identification and a form to report sightings of invasive weeds. The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices for free.

>If you love crops like kale, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and broccoli, then you love brassicas. Juneau District agent Darren Snyder has written a new publication, "Growing Great Brassicas in Alaska," which can help you grow these tasty vegetables. The publication is free and available online or in any district office.

>The 2015 Invasive Species Workshop will take place in Juneau Oct. 27-29. The conference is intended for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. Registration and conference information is available online.

>If you own a small food business, Extension is offering a workshop to help you use and evaluate social media for your business. Instructor Christina Uticone is a social media manager who will give advice on analyzing and measuring effects of social media, understanding consumer behavior and more. The course is held Oct. 26 from 5:30–9:30 p.m., the cost is $40 and it is available statewide on a computer with a reliable Internet connection. See the flier or call Kate Idzorek for more details at 474-5391. Registration is available online.

>Extension is hosting a series of small business workshops in October and November. All nine workshops will be available live in Fairbanks or on your desktop computer. The five afternoon workshops will be offered in Anchorage via videoconference. Each workshop has a cost of $25 and topics range from small business loans to mobile marketing and more. Registration is available online. See the flier for the complete schedule or contact Kathryn Dodge for more information at 474-6497.

> For past announcements please visit our home page news archive.

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