Welcome to the Juneau District Office of the Cooperative Extension!
Southeast Alaska is defined by the waters, islands, resources and people of the Inside Passage. Fjords, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and glaciers shape landscapes that are rich with fish, minerals, forests, scenic beauty, and wildlife. For thousands of years, adventurous, capable people have made a successful living in this bountiful region, but there are always unique challenges requiring creative solutions.
To help people meet challenges and create lasting solutions, the Juneau staff and agents offer programs throughout Southeast Alaska. We are constantly working to “take the University to the people” and engage with the people of Southeast to identify and meet the needs of our many and diverse communities.
Join Extension at this years Food Fest!
Our agents Darren and Sarah will be hosting workshops at the Local Food Festival this Saturday at the JACC!
Intro to Starting a Cottage Foods Business 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Canning 101: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Intro to Pickling & Fermenting Vegetables: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Something Smells Rotten: what can go wrong with compost and what to do about it. TBA
Starting & Operating a Specialty Food Business – Interactive Online Only!
Online Meeting Times
- 5:30-8:00 pm on October 5, 7, 12, 14 and 19.
- Must attend all 5 sessions at time listed. Each class day covers different information.
Class size limited to 25 participants.
Learn how to develop and manage a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. Topics include business planning, marketing, financing, permitting, promoting, regulations and more!
- Business planning and marketing
- Financing and accounting
- Permitting and feasibility assessment
- Promoting and pricing your products
- Ways to enter the market
Course will be primarily delivered by lectures, supported by 4 homework assignments that are individualized to assist you to develop an action plan for your business.
At the end of this course, the student will understand and use the appropriate managerial and decision-making tools that are needed to start and run a specialty food business.
For more information please visit: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/small-food-business/courses/
Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Extension office. Sarah will be available to test your gauges after August 19th. You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid. Please call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your guage, 523-3280 or you're welcome to drop it off and pick it up at a later date/time.
4-H Adventure Club is meeting again Sunday!
Join 4H for Adventure Club! We will be meeting at the Lemon Creek trailhead (in
the corner of the Home Depot parking lot). We will be BERRY PICKING! Come
prepared with containers to hold berries, extra layers, water, and food. This
session will end at 4 p.m. Children younger than 10 are invited to attend if they
bring a parent chaperone. Contact Kanaan Bausler at (907)419-7709 with
New 4-H Chautauqua Club in Juneau
Wow! Chautauqua in Juneau! Hula hooping, juggling and more! Fill out our doodle poll to choose a meeting time for our new 4-H group! http://doodle.com/zvawcee93cuk8sfz
Sarah Lewis wants kale and kids to have a party!!
Research shows that helping kids have fun with vegies, even ones they say "eeewww" to, increases the chance they'll try and like then as they get older. For this reason, our very own Sarah Lewis, Family and Community Development Agent for Southeast Alaska, has written a publication to introduce kale to kids. Time for a Kale-abration offers simple and tasty recipes that can be cooked with or by kids, with a menu for a kale-themed party. Sarah has held kale-abrations with 4-H kids and Girl Scouts throughout Southeast Alaska, and now you can have a kale party with your kids, class, or youth group, too!
Coming soon: The Alaska Kids' Healthy Harvest Cookbook!
Upcoming Classes and Events
An Alaska Herb Garden Publication
Extension is excited to announce our newest publication, An Alaska Herb Garden. A must-have for herb enthusiasts, this 74-page guide has sections on cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs as well as color photographs to help with identification. A useful recipe index helps you find different types of recipes or recipes that feature a specific herb. Pick up this $15 publication at our Juneau District Office, or at any of our district offices or by calling 877-520-5211.
8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Closed 1 pm - 2 pm
2015 Holiday Closures
Spring Recess – March 20
Memorial Day – May 25
Independance Day July 2-3
Labor Day – September 7
Thanksgiving – November 26-27
Christmas – December 24-25
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What’s Happening in Southeast Alaska 4-H?
Visit the Southeast Alaska 4-H website for news, events, clubs, and accolades for 4-H members and volunteers. Contact Darren at 907-523-3280 x2 for more 4-H information.
We Want to Hear Your Thoughts and Ideas!
Let us know what services we can offer in your community. In Southeast Alaska call our office at 907-523-3280. At the statewide level, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service State Advisory Council. The council advocates on behalf of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service for funding and programming with the university, state government and agencies. There are currently two members from Southeast Alaska serving on the council.