News

  • 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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  • Extension to offer required food safety training

    October 07, 2019

    Food safety management training will take place by videoconference Oct. 29 in Fairbanks, Palmer, Valdez, Juneau, Sitka, Unalakleet, Unalaska and other communities as requested. The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will offer training.
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  • Registration opens for invasive species workshop

    September 27, 2019

    Registration is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 22-24, in Fairbanks. More than 40 presentations and panels at the annual workshop will highlight invasive species science, management and planning.
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Extension Blog

  • 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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