>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.
>The Fairbanks district office will offer 20 free mini community classes as part of its Fall Extension Week, Oct. 12-17. A wide variety of classes include gardening, cooking, social media, estate planning, seasoning firewood, food preservation and more. See the full schedule, class descriptions and registration.
>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. Registration and conference information is available 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.