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>Want to host a Japanese student in your home for four weeks? The Alaska 4-H Exchange Program still needs host families for seven Japanese students participating in a Alaska summer exchange, July 25 to Aug 23. Four host families are sought in the Fairbanks, Delta Junction or Healy areas for three boys, ages 12 to 14, and a 13-year-old girl. Host families are needed in Southcentral for three boys, ages 12, 12 and 16. Host families ideally should have a child of the same gender and be within two years of age of the Japanese student. For details, contact exchange coordinator Jason Floyd at 907-831-6003 or floyd.ultd@outlook.com. See more about the exchange program here.

>Extension will host a certified food protection manager training July 29 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Juneau, Sitka and Valdez. The training will run from  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has a $200 fee, which includes one certification exam. See the flier for details and register online by July 17. For more information call 907-474-2420

>If you have pest problems, let Extension help you out. With publications and information on pests, from root maggots to slugs and everything in between, we are here to help. Check out the pest management and control publications online or call toll-free 877-520-5211 to be connected with the district office in your area.

>The TananaMat-Su/Copper River and Anchorage District Offices are holding food preservation workshops throughout the summer. Topics include making sausage, canning meat, making pickles, jams and more. See the full schedules and register online.

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

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