Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

Locally Grown Resource Guide (9/24/20) - click here.
 

January Online Classes

These classes will be recorded and sent to anyone who has registered, just in case you are unable to make it during the time it is offered.
  • Jan 12, 4-5pm: Financial Literacy for Youth - Instructor: Ann Biddle, 4-H Program Coordinator. Target elementary school-ages: Learn about saving, borrowing, and building credit (trust). Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfu2grzMqGtI-CfwK1cB7Kz7OhhVZX2Wg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 14, 6-7pm: Start Simple - Instructor: Adair Harmon, Nutrition Educator. Using My Plate to simplify meal planning and eating healthy in 2021. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcemrpzwsGtD-XY2njAsQBSL-lxDwJlD1 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 19, noon-1pm: Home Bug Proofing - Instructor: Joey Slowik, IPM Technician. "While you're organizing your home for the New Year, don't forget to bug proof as well." We will discuss bug proofing the home for the coming season. There are numerous pests which get in through common pathways into our home like wasps and mice. Join Joey as he gives tips on preventing unwanted guests. There will be a Q and A pest time as well. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-GsrjosGdF62oy-pcUwuOfcxvfdc6vc After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 21, noon-1:15pm: Plan Shop & $ave! - Instructor: Cindy Jackson, Nutrition Educator. Do you feel it is an over-daunting task to keep up with feeding your family and staying on budget while doing so? If this is the case then a class on meal planning can give you solutions. Join Cindy in a beginner’s class on focusing on actionable steps of menu planning and ideas on how to save money at the grocery store. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf-6oqjwoGtAka1-yn1rGa6NTpToLUK0- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 21, 6-7pm: "Diabetes Prevention and Re-Think your drink" - Instructor: Melissa Clampitt, Program Assistant. One out of three American adults has prediabetes. 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don't know they have it. You may be at high risk for T2 diabetes, but there is something you can do to help prevent it. If you have prediabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health and prevent type 2 diabetes. The Prevent T2 Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program to help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. Not sure if you have prediabetes or are at risk? Join Melissa Clampitt to learn more... Ever wondered where your tap water comes from? Want to know what's really in those popular holiday drinks? Need some healthier drink options? We will cover this and more in a 15-min info session called Re-Think Your Drink presented by Taylor Sharman, nutrition educator with Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Register in advance for this workshop: http://bit.ly/RRRreg2021 Select Diabetes Prevention from the list.
  • Jan 26, 8am-5pm: Certified Food Protection Manager Training - Instructor:Julie Cascio, Health, Home & Family Development Agent. A certified food protection manager is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with food establishment regulations. A CFPM is knowledgeable about food safety practices and uses this knowledge to provide consumers with safe food, protect public health and prevent foodborne illnesses. Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one CFPM on staff. Register in advance for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3mtgb7o O
  • Jan 26, noon-1pm: Planning Your Greenhouse - Instructor: Steve Brown, Ag/Hort & Natural Resources Agent. For Alaskans, greenhouses are often the key to gardening success. This presentation will explore the pros and cons of different greenhouse designs, glazing (greenhouse transparent coverings) choices and more. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemgpz4tE9zpNorOZc8R0PI8kozgjbKF After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 26, 4-5pm: Financial Literacy for Youth - Instructor: Ann Biddle, 4-H Program Coordinator. Target middle and high school-aged: Learn about the responsibilities and benefits of paying taxes, credit and banking. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkde2vrzksHdJI1tdnTmXB--7C0yHHlh9m After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Jan 28, noon-1pm: "Money Management" - Instructor: Julie Cascio, Health, Home & Family Development Agent. With the beginning of a new year comes the opportunity to organize changes in our lives. Money management is one of these factors. This 45 minute class taught by Julie Cascio explores creating a spending plan, looking at credit scores, and ways to save money.. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOupqTgiH935I2mG13iFFhFE1a94KMmY After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
We are located at 1509 S. Georgeson Dr in Palmer at the Matanuska Experiment Farm. Find us with Google Maps!
Phone: 907-745-3360
Fax: 907-745-6268
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.