>Extension has a new app to help Alaskans identify invasive weeds. The Alaska Weeds Identification app helps identify weeds with an interactive key, a form to request identification and a form to report sightings of invasive weeds. The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices for free.
>If you love crops like kale, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and broccoli, then you love brassicas. Juneau District agent Darren Snyder has written a new publication, "Growing Great Brassicas in Alaska," which can help you grow these tasty vegetables. The publication is free and available online or in any district office.
>The 2015 Invasive Species Workshop will take place in Juneau Oct. 27-29. The conference is intended for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. Prospective speakers are asked to submit abstracts through Sept. 30. Registration and conference information is available online.
>Extension is hosting a workshop for prospective small food business owners. The five-part workshop, Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska, will begin Oct. 5 and meet Mondays and Wednesdays through Oct. 19. The course is being offered online statewide and is available on any computer with a reliable Internet connection. The instructors are Kate Idzorek of Extension and Quentin Fong, the seafood marketing specialist with the Marine Advisory Program. See details here and sign up online.
>If you own a small food business, Extension is offering a workshop to help you use and evaluate social media for your business. Instructor Christina Uticone is a social media manager who will give advice on analyzing and measuring effects of social media, understanding consumer behavior and more. The course is held Oct. 26 from 5:30–9:30 p.m., the cost is $40 and it is available statewide on a computer with a reliable Internet connection. See the flier or call Kate Idzorek for more details at 474-5391. Registration is available online.