Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula District Office of Cooperative Extension!

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

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Photo: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Yellowjackets are in abundance this year on the Kenai Peninsula.  Click the links below for more information on yellowjackets and management considerations.

Yellowjackets and Paper Wasps (Washington State University)

IPM Action Plan for Yellowjackets (eXtension.org)

Pressure Gauge Testing at the Kenai Office

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year.  This free service is offered at the Kenai Peninsula District Extension Office in Soldotna.  You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid.  General gauge testing hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.  If you are making plans, please call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your gauge, 262-5824, or you're welcome to drop it off and pick it up at a later date/time. 


43961 K-Beach Rd, Suite A, Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-262-5824

Fax: 907-262-3939


Health, Home, and Family Developement Agent

  • Linda Tannehill, lktannehil@alaska.edu

Nutrition Educator                                                                                                                                        

  • Amorette Payment, apayment@alaska.edu

Agriculture and Horticulture Agent

  • Casey Matney, camatney@alaska.edu

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician

  • Janice Chumley, jichumley@alaska.edu

4-H and Youth Development Agent

  • Linda Tannehill (interim), lktannehill@alaska.edu

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

  • Vicki Heinz, vheinz@alaska.edu                    


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