News

  • Delta Farm Forum scheduled for Feb. 29

    February 20, 2020

    The 48th annual Delta Farm Forum will take place Feb. 29 in Delta Junction. The forum features agricultural news, recommendations and research information, and it’s also a community event.
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  • Pesticide training scheduled in Anchorage

    February 19, 2020

    A training for certified pesticide applicators will be offered March 10 at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Participants will receive continuing education units from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
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  • Agriculture conference set for Anchorage

    Agriculture conference set for Anchorage

    February 13, 2020

    The Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference will take place Feb. 20-22 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. The 15th annual conference will feature about 60 speakers on a wide range of agricultural topics.
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  • Juneau master gardener training begins March 2

    Juneau master gardener training begins March 2

    February 07, 2020

    Experienced gardeners who want to improve their skills may sign up for master gardener training that begins Feb. 24 at the Juneau Cooperative Extension Service office. Classes will meet from 6-9 p.m. Mondays, and on three Saturdays to be announced, through May 11.
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Extension Blog

  • Plant starts in small plastic pots

     Seed starting!

    Feb. 20, 2020 

    Depending on what you want to grow it might be too early to start seeds, but we have planting on the brain! The use of transplants enables the gardener to grow warm-season vegetables to maturity outdoors, hasten maturity of cool-season vegetables and achieve a longer bloom period for many annual flowers.

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  • Steve Brown

    Spotlight on Steve Brown

    Feb. 14, 2020

    This week we are highlighting one of our amazing faculty members, Steve Brown! Steve works at the Mat-Su/Copper River District Extension office which is located at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer, Alaska.

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  • Dressing Children for Cold Weather

    Feb. 6, 2020

    Choose outdoor clothing according to the temperature and the wind. Watch the thermometer and listen to the weather reports. It is almost as bad to wear too much clothing as too little clothing. Children are very active and overheat readily when dressed too warmly. Proper outdoor clothing is key to ensure your Alaskan winter is fun and safe!

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  • 16 Easy Steps to Gardening in Alaska

    Jan. 24, 2020

    Share this with a new gardener or read the steps to think about how you can improve your established garden!

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