>It is important to think about food safety during holiday meals. Extension has a YouTube video that demonstrates multiple ways to defrost a frozen turkey, as well as the publication Serving Turkey Safely, which has tips on thawing, cooking and serving your bird while avoiding foodborne illness. For any other questions about food safety during the holidays, give the district office in your area a call.
>Extension will host a certified food protection manager workshop Dec. 3 in Fairbanks and Palmer and at videoconference sites in Ketchikan, Tok and Craig. The deadline to register is Nov. 23 so participants may receive class materials and locations for the food safety class beforehand. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff. See details here and register online.
>Registration is open for the 4-H Western Region Leaders Forum — Northern Delights, which is March 2-4, 2016, in Fairbanks. The Alaska 4-H Volunteer Leaders Organization will host the event, which is expected to reach more than 400 teens and adult volunteers from 13 Western states, Canada and American Samoa. This is the first time the annual event has been hosted in Fairbanks. Registration and workshop information are available online.
>Extension is hosting a series of small business workshops in October, November and December. All nine workshops will be available live in Fairbanks or on your desktop computer. The five afternoon workshops will be offered in Anchorage via videoconference. 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.