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>America Saves Week is Feb. 23–28. If you are looking for money management tips, Roxie Dinstel has prepared some tips to help start the savings habit. Additionally, Extension has a number of family resource management publications to help keep your finances organized. Answer the questionnaire after viewing Starting the Saving Habit  and be entered to win a $50 savings account. The drawing is open until March 6.

>The Tanana District Office is also offering a series of food preservation workshops in Fairbanks. The workshops are scheduled for 6–9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, starting March 11 with water bath canning acidic foods. The full schedule and registration information are available online. Call the Tanana District Office at 474-1530 for more information.

>The Sustainable Agriculture Conference is scheduled for March 4–5. Conference topics include meat and vegetable production, marketing, starting a farm and many more. Preconference workshops are scheduled for March 3 on hydroponics and holistic farm management. Registration is available online and more information can be found on the conference website.

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>The Mat-Su/Copper River District Office in Palmer is hosting a Master Food Preservation workshop series, starting March 3 with Food Preservation Basics. The series will continue through April 28 with topics such as pickling, canning low acid food and fresh sausage. The cost is $125 for the entire series or $20 each for individual classes. Space is limited so register early by calling 907-745-3360 or online at More information can be found on the district's website or the flier.

>Registration for the 2015 State Volunteer Forum has begun. The forum will be held on the UAF campus and the Westmark Hotel March 6–7. It will offer volunteers and others working in youth development an opportunity to share ideas, learn about project curriculum and related fun learning activities, through workshops and other hands-on activities. Preconference workshops will be March 5. The forum schedule and registration information are available online.

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

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