>Extension will host a certified food protection manager workshop July 28. The workshop will be held via Zoom web conference. Participants will need a computer with internet a well as audio, camera and microphone capabilities. Test proctors are currently scheduled in Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Palmer and Sitka but can be scheduled in other areas before class. The deadline to register is July 14 so participants may receive class materials beforehand. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff. See details here and register online.
>Are you thinking about summer gardening? Extension has publications to help you with raised bed gardening, greenhouses and selecting what to grow in Interior, Southcentral and Southeast Alaska. For more information on gardening in Alaska, check out the Extension publications catalog or visit your local district office.
>Extension has just launched a series of videos called “Mastering Money Management.” These videos include a wide variety of subjects related to financial issues. The first three videos include: “What’s in a Credit Score,” “How to Read your Credit Report” and the all-important “Improving Your Credit Score.” Four additional videos are also now available on bankruptcy options, creating a spending plan, children’s allowances and automating bill payment. Check our website at www.uaf.edu/ces/money to watch these 5- to 8-minute videos and watch for more to be added in the coming month.
>If you’re an Alaska entrepreneur, you are invited to enter your product or idea into the Alaska Dream Machine contest. Your product will be screened and may be submitted to the Home Shopping Network show, "American Dreams." Submit your application by July 11. For more information, contact Kathryn Dodge at 474-6497 or view the flier.