Kenai Peninsula District Office

43961 K-Beach Rd, Suite A

Soldotna, AK 99669

Located off Kalisfornsky Beach road in the same building as Fish & Game
The Kenai District Cooperative Extension Service Office is temporarily closed to the public due to an increase in Covid 19 numbers. However, we are still working and can be reached by phone or email. (See faculty/staff directory at the end of this page for contact information.) 
The Alaska Master Gardener Program 

Alaska Master Gardeners are volunteers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks who receive 40 hours of horticulture training specific to Alaska in exchange for a commitment to 40 hours of volunteer time utilizing skills acquired during training.  

The next online class is being offered August 23, 2021 through December 3, 2021. To access our statewide Master Gardening Program information go to: 

Live or Zoom Master Gardening course information for the Kenai Peninsula District is posted as it becomes available. 

Soil Testing and Interpretation

Visit our soil testing page for all the information you need to test your soil and interpret how much fertilizer you need (plus free online calculators).

AgHort Outdoor Webpage
Loaded with resources and links for farms and gardens - Including a compendium of COVID-19 Resources (click here) 
Agriculture, Garden, and Lawn Webinars
Range and Livestock Calculators
Spruce Bark Beetles: What you need to know 

Spruce Bark Beetles are making an impact on spruce trees across the Kenai Peninsula.  Click here then type"bark beetle" in the search box in order to:

  • learn what bark beetles are and how they damage trees.
  • learn bark beetle groups in Alaska.
  • learn signs and symptoms of bark beetle activity.
  • learn potential bark beetle threats to Alaska.
  • become familiar with the vocabulary of bark beetles.

For even more information, view Spruce Bark Beetles: Tree Management Options for Home and Woodlot Owners for Southcentral and Interior Alaska

Please call our office at (907) 262-5824, to schedule an appointment or leave a message and we will return your call.

You can access and download all of our free publications anytime at

Kenai Peninsula 4-H Brochure 2020-21

 The 2021-22 4-H year officially began October 1 and runs through the last day of September. View our 4-H Club Brochure for a list of the current clubs on the Kenai Peninsula and contact information on how to join. It's not to late to begin your 4-H journey and "Learn by Doing."

The Family Nutrition Program

We are offering all programming via live-streamed Zoom sessions, including the popular nutrition lessons for elementary students, for more information please contact Amorette Payment -

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Kenai Peninsula Faculty & Staff :
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Agent: Casey Matney, Ph.D.,, 907.262.3443
  • 4-H Program Coordinator: Cassy Rankin,, 907.262.3441
  • Nutrition Educator: Amorette Payment,, 907.262.3444
  • Office Manager/Administrative Assistant: Vicki Heinz,, 907.262.3442
  • Home, Health and Family Agent: Linda Tannehill has recently retired after 28 years of service to the Kenai Peninsula. This faculty position is in the process of being filled. In the meantime, please continue to reach out to our office with your questions, we will route them to the appropriate Cooperative Extension Service agent in another part of the state. 907.262.5824