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"Try it Once!"

You are invited! Try Disk Golf in May!

The Central Peninsula Change Club encourages you to try new ways of exercising by providing opportunities to "Try it Once!" This new program introduces and encourages investigating new physical activities before committing to them long term. 

Try it Once in January taught participants how to make pool swimming into a workout routine. The March Try it Once activity was a lesson and workout using a spinning bike. In May, enjoy the great outdoors learning disk golf. 

For more information on this new program call Linda Tannehill at 262-5824.

What we offer at low/no cost (Click here)


The CES meeting is available for the Kenai Peninsula faculty or staff working with collaborators. We require that the room be reserved five days in advance. If the time of use requested is after hours, a member of the Kenai Peninsula faculty must be present for the durationof the meeting. 

Click below for resource material on raising baby chicks for meat or as layers and composting.

Neighbor to Neighbor Class Series

In an effort to encourage Alaskans to eat locally grown, produced, or gathered food and minimize energy consumption, the Neighbor to Neighbor series engages Extension volunteers to extend the reach of Cooperative Extension Service Sustainable Living programming.

Master Gardeners, 4-H Youth Development Leaders, Family & Community Education members and other community volunteers teach classes on raising animals for food and fiber; growing, harvesting and preserving fruit and vegetables; and techniques for living lightly on the land. 

Neighbor to Neighbor classes offer local citizens the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with their communities.

Interested in sharing your sustainable living knowledge with your neighbors?
Contact the Cooperative Extension Service, 907.262.5824.

2015 Neighbor to Neighbor Class schedule for May (click here)


StrongWomen Live Life highlights Alaskan women who celebrate living a healthy lifestyle in the Greatland. These are women who apply their workouts to everyday living.

"I started and continue to exercise and teach others to exercise because of the proven benefits  to each and everyone!" Mary Olson"

January 2014 StrongWomen, Mary Olson (click to view)

Mary Olsen leads StrongWomen exercises

December's StrongWomen at Exit Glacier (click to view)

December StrongWomen Deb Nyquest (click to view)


If you would like to nominate someone for StrongWomen Live Life, contact Linda Tannehill at


Lifting Women to Better Health

For more information about the StrongWomen program go to<

Central Peninsula Change Club Events

Please click on the calendar icon to view upcoming events!


Annual 4-H TREE SALE!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The annual 4-H Tree Sale, will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Soldotna Creek Park. Tree Sale flyers are available at the Cooperative Extension Office, although there are no pre-orders being taken. This sale is first come - first serve, so be in line before 11 a.m. for best selection.

There is a variety of tree planting information at the Cooperative Extension Service office -most of it is free! Stop by to browse the huge selection of university based information on topics from Agricuture, Horticulture, food preservation, weed identification, and 4-H.

Happy tree planting!

For more information, contact 4-H agent Jason Floyd at 262-5824.

4-H Leader Training

Calling all 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula! There is a new mandatory leader training for the 2015 4-H year. 

If you  would like to be a 4-H leader, complete the new leader training for 4-H Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula  and pass the attached quiz with a  score of 90 percent or better. The new training will be available soon on the Kenai Peninsula 4-H District website. 

Call Jason Floyd at 262-5824 for additional information.

Kenai Peninsula 4-H

Kenai Peninsula Extension Office

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Location and Contact Information

Centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, this district arm of the School of Natural Resources and Extension (SNRE), serves communities large and small. We are the public service educational outreach for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, bringing research based information to you. 

43961 K-Beach Rd, Suite A                                                                                                                                       Soldotna, AK 99669                                                                                                                                                   (Same building as Fish and Game)

Phone: 907-262-5824                                                                                                                                               Fax: 907-262-3939

We are "Learning for Life!"

Home, Health and Family Developement
   Agent: Linda Tannehill,

Nutrition Educator                                                                                                                                          Amorette Payment,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Agriculture and Horticulture
   Agent: (in hiring process)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
   Research Technician: Janice Chumley,

4-H and Youth Development 
  Agent: Jason Floyd, 
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