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  • Routines can help us through tough times

    April 2, 2020

    As I sit here in my house doing a 14-day self-quarantine after traveling to a meeting the first of March, I am trying to figure out how to keep the 4-H program going strong. I instituted a daily challenge on our Facebook page for the youth and anyone else who wants to do it. As the university evolves each day with new regulations and the canceling of events, I will need to get creative on how to do things.

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  • What vegetable varieties grew well in summer 2019

    March 27, 2020

    In summer 2019, we tested different vegetable varieties at the Georgeson Botanical Garden. In replicated trials, we trialed beets, snap beans, carrots, celery and corn. Brussels sprouts were trialed in unreplicated or preliminary trials. Replicated trials mean the vegetables were grown in three different plots. Preliminary trials were done mainly to decide which crops and varieties warranted further testing.

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  • Office closure extended through April 30

    March 25, 2020 

    The closure of Cooperative Extension offices has been extended through April 30. While our offices are closed to the public, we’re still working, offering programs and answering your questions.

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  • Extension offices closed to public through March 31

    March 18, 2020

    Effective immediately, all UAF Cooperative Extension Service offices are closed to the public through March 31 as a precaution in light of the coronavirus. Clients may make inquiries by phone or email as employees will continue to work. 

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