>Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Courses are happening this fall at the Anchorage District and Mat-Su/Copper River District offices. Register online for the Mat-Su/Copper River District class or add yourself to the interest list for the Anchorage District class. More information on the Master Gardener program can be found here.

>Extension is hosting a series of small business workshops in October and November. All nine workshops will be available live in Fairbanks, via videoconference in Anchorage or on your desktop computer. 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.

>Marianne Kerr of the Anchorage District Office is teaching a workshop on Sept. 11 on volunteer management. This workshop will give you the knowledge of volunteer program management, plus tips and techniques for running a successful program. The cost is $25 and registration is available online. Call Marianne at 786-6305 for more information or with questions.

2015 tanana valley state fair

>Fair time is upon Alaska. Come visit with Extension agents and celebrate at the following fairs:

>If you are exhibiting a preserved food in your local fair this year, take a look at Extension publication Safe and Attractive Food Preservation Exhibits so you can submit your best work.

>Providing housing that allows Alaskans to "age in place" is a challenge for all of us. Extension has produced a new 20-minute DVD, Aging in Place in Alaska, that shows how you can modify your home so that you or your loved ones can live independently for as long as possible. The DVD costs $5 and can be ordered by calling 877-520-5211.

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

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