• Food preservation series begins in Palmer

    October 21, 2019

    A fall food preservation series begins Oct. 24 at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center in Palmer. Students will learn how to can, dehydrate and freeze foods, and make jam and pickles.
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  • Invasive species conference hosted in Fairbanks

    October 16, 2019

    The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 22-24 in Fairbanks, will highlight early detection and prevention of invasive species. The annual event kicks off with a public lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. See details at
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  • Presentation to cover invasive chokecherries

    Presentation to cover invasive chokecherries

    October 14, 2019

    Chokecherries are the theme for a free presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. Cooperative Extension Service invasive plants instructor Gino Graziano will talk about which varieties are invasive and how to remove them.
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  • Peter Stortz named to 4-H Hall of Fame

    Peter Stortz named to 4-H Hall of Fame

    October 10, 2019

    Retired Palmer 4-H agent Peter Stortz will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 11, becoming the sixth Alaskan to receive that honor.
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  • Pressure canner dial gauge testing

    July 19, 2019
    Extension recommends having your dial gauge pressure canner tested yearly for accuracy. It is important to know that the gauge is accurate in order to ensure food safety when canning food. Extension offices around the state offer dial gauge testing for free
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  • Processing your fish catch

    July 17, 2019
    Extension has many resources to help you process your fish catch. Whether you want to can the fish in jars, in cans or smoke it, we have information that can help you process it safely.
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  • Farm Family Nominations Sought

    May 22, 2019
    The Alaska Division of Agriculture is looking for nominations for the Farm Family of the Year Award to be presented at the Alaska State Fair. Nominations are sought from across Alaska. To nominate a family, submit a written statement about why you think a family should be nominated and information about their farming history, community involvement, Alaska-grown products and participation in agricultural organizations. 
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