The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has received a four-year $679,000 grant to help Alaska farmers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. The grant is one of 14 awarded to Extension projects around the country as part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s AgrAbility program. A NIFA announcement said, “The projects focus on increasing independent living and the quality of life for agricultural workers with disabilities by providing them and their families with farm safety education, assistive technology help and networking support enabling them to return to/remain active and successful in agriculture production.” Read more 

The one-day virtual gathering will take place at four Alaska locations this year — in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer and Soldotna. Altogether, the event will include 34 videoconference sites in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington. Speakers will address this year’s theme, “Pump Up Your Financial Fitness.” Read more

Registration is open for the 14th annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage Nov. 5-7More than 75 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock and rhodiola production, climate, vegetable variety trials, cut-flower production, honey bees, soil health, seaweed farming, integrated pest management, product distribution and marketing. Several agricultural agencies will also provide program updates. Read more
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  • Thank you, Alaska Farmers!
    Today is National Thank Farmers day. We’re proud to support Alaska farmers and are grateful for all their hard work!
  • Celebrate National Caviar Day with Salmon Roe Caviar
    Alaska salmon provide more than steaks for the grill or fillets for the smoker. The roe from any of Alaska’s five species of salmon can be used for salmon roe caviar, a nutritionally valuable, seasonal delicacy. This publication has information on preserving salmon roe as well as step-by-step instructions for making caviar. There is also … Continue reading Celebrate National Caviar Day with Salmon Roe Caviar
  • Eat your vegetables!
    Summer is a wonderful time to try new vegetables, especially when they are in season and can be grown locally. Extension has a series of fact sheets that cover nutrition and health considerations, selection, storage, preparation and recipes to help you try new veggies. Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Chard Corn Herbs Kohlrabi Lettuce Potatoes Pumpkin … Continue reading Eat your vegetables!

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