>Extension has a new DVD on raising chickens: The Peep Show: Raising Laying Chickens from Chicks to Egg Producers. Community Development agent Mara Bacsujlaky talks about chicken varieties, what equipment you'll need, proper living conditions for growing chickens, how to merge an older flock with new chickens, and other tips and tricks for becoming a successful egg producer. The DVD is $5. Order one by calling our toll-free number: 1-877-520-5211.
>The Palmer district office is getting ready to move. The office will close May 6 and reopen May 12 at its new location at the Matanuska Experiment Farm. The office will be located in Kerttula Hall at 1509 S. Georgeson Drive.
>The Juneau District office has just moved into new quarters. Come visit the new downtown location, at 450 Whittier St. in the Public Safety Building.
>Host families with a child aged 10-15 are still needed for Japanese youth visiting Alaska this summer through the 4-H Global Citizenship program. The exchange will take place July 26 to Aug. 22. Hosts don’t need to speak Japanese — they just need to be willing to share their lives and friendship with a young person from another country. See program details here or contact exchange coordinator Jason Floyd with questions.
>Fairbanks CPAs Paul Robinson and Kelly Ward will lead a workshop May 5 about record keeping and taxes for agricultural businesses, in Fairbanks and by videoconference in Delta Junction, Homer, Soldotna, Kodiak and Anchorage. The brown bag workshop will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by Extension and the UAF Community and Technical College. Register online.