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.
Food Safety Regualtions at Farmers Markets
Presenters will discuss various topics, including an overview of marketing startegies, ADEC cottage food rules and temporary food booth rules. Register here.
Juneau Garden Symposium
Join the Juneau Garden Club and CES Juneau District as we celebrate...
Alaska – a Peony Paradise, Juneau – the Primrose Capitol and Skagway – the Garden City! Friday March 7, 7-9 p.m. will be a free discussion on horticultural adventures in business. Saturday March 8, 10-5:30 p.m. will be the main symposium on gifts of gardening. Fee is $40.00. There will be a reception at Paradise Cafe from 6-7:30 p.m. Register here.
Specialty Food Business Workshops
Join Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist, and Brennan Smith, Seafood Scientist, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and Kate Idzorek, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, for a 4-session course on the specialty food business. Register here.
Juneau Master Gardener Class 2014
The 2014 Juneau Master Gardener Class is now open for registration! Special note; For the first 20 registrants, a very generous offer for $50 taken off your class tuition is thanks to the Southeast Master Gardener Association! This means that the out of pocket cost for the course this year will only be $100 upon completion of your 40 service hours ($150 to be refunded when complete). Register online here or call Susie for more information (907)796-6221.
4-H Exchange Program
Give your kids the chance of a lifetime to have a rich, international experience! Please share this information with families that have 10–18-year-old children throughout Southeast Alaska. Note - The outbound is a very affordable program relative to other options and lasts for a full month, there are also full year exchange options though 4-H.
Click on the links here or contact Darren to find out more about 4-H global citizenship and cultural immersion by hosting and being hosted. Though our strongest and longest exchange program in Alaska 4-H has been with Japan, there are MANY other countries that you can do exchanges with through 4-H!
Join us for the 10th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference March 11-13, 2014 in Fairbanks! Please visit the SARE website for more information.
There is also a pre conference workshop on Participatory Plant Breeding with Jim Myers, Professor of vegetable breeding and genetics at Oregon State University.
8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Closed 1 pm - 2 pm
2014 Holiday Closures
Spring Break – March 21
Memorial Day – May 26
Independance Day – July 3 & 4
Labor Day – September 1
Want to Know What’s New?
Other than here on the website, we announce our programs, events, and workshops in our newsletter and through social media.
Southeast Extension Soundings: Call or email Susie at 907-796-6221 Susie.Wilkie@alaska.edu to subscribe.
Follow Us on Facebook: Like us at www.Facebook.com/UAF.CES.Juneau and follow
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 907-796-6221 for more 4-H info.
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 907-796-6221. 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.