A one-day workshop in Fairbanks on March 29 will teach individuals how to lead community strength-training classes. The leader training offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Park Building at 1000 University Ave. Participants will learn how to lead StrongWomen or StrongSenior classes that provide balance and strength training for middle-aged and older adults. The program, which originated at Tufts University, promotes strength, muscle mass and bone density. Read more
The Cooperative Extension office in Juneau will host an open house Thursday, March 28, in its new quarters. The event will take place from 2:30-6 p.m. at 712 W. 12th St. The public is invited to meet Southeast Alaska agents Sarah Lewis and Darren Snyder and acting Director of Extension Milan Shipka. Information will be available on Extension’s gardening, food preservation, health and 4-H youth programs and upcoming workshops. Individuals may also request programs or browse the office’s lending library. Light refreshments will be served. Read more
A yearlong program designed to help individuals lose weight and lower their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes will be offered in Fairbanks, beginning April 1. Leslie Shallcross, an agent with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The class will focus on making gradual changes in exercise, diet and stress management that have been shown to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes. Read more
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer four food preservation classes in Fairbanks this spring, beginning March 16. Fairbanks agent Leslie Shallcross will lead the classes. The first workshop will focus on canning fish and meat. Participants will learn the proper use of a pressure canner for jarring fish and other meat and will practice canning their own jars. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 154 of the University Park Building, 1000 University Ave. Read more
- 3 Ways to Give Your Savings Account a Little BoostFeb. 25 – March 2 is America Saves Week! This post is shared from the America Saves Week team. Extension has more information about saving and money management online. By Tammy Bruzon, America Saves Digital Engagement Strategist What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or moving everything not … Continue reading 3 Ways to Give Your Savings Account a Little Boost
- 6 Fun ways to Save as a FamilyFeb. 25 – March 2 is America Saves Week! This post is shared from the America Saves Week team. Extension has more information about saving and money management online. 6 Fun Ways to Save As a Family By Janet Alvarez, WiseBread.com Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to … Continue reading 6 Fun ways to Save as a Family
- Palmer food preservation seriesMat-Su District Cooperative Extension agent Julie Cascio will teach six food preservation classes in Palmer this spring, beginning March 2. The classes will meet Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 208 of Kerttula Hall at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. All classes will include a lab in which participants practice … Continue reading Palmer food preservation series
- Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!Canned Food Month begins Feb. 1 and the Juneau Cooperative Extension office will kick off the month with a full day of pressure canner gauge testing. Dial gauges will be tested for free from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Extension’s district office at 712 W. 12th St, Suite 1. Juneau agent Sarah … Continue reading Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!