Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

Locally Grown Resource Guide (3/11/21) - click here.
Information on 2021 Alaska Certified Seed Potato Varieties - click here.
 

October 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.
  • October 5, 12pm: Let's Talk Potatoes - Instructor: Jodie Anderson. Let's talk potatoes: Are they really good for you? Join Jodie to find out all about potatoes and if they really are as amazing as everyone says!! Bring your potato nutrition questions and we will all find out together if you should eat the skins or not!! Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/83861207786. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 6, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: TBD. Go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • October 7, noon-1pm: Thermal Controlled Food Storage - Making the Harvest Last - Instructor: Art Nash. How can you construct a storage area to keep fresh vegetables and fruits from freezing in fall/winter as well as from spoiling during the hot summer? This class will look at building materials for thermal moisture control, ventilation, and pest control to help your harvest last. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/81902836414  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 12 12:pm: Diabetes Prevention - Instructor: Melissa Clampitt. 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 us to learn more... Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/81151611925 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 13 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: TBD. Go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • October 14, 12pm: Boost Your Immune System With Fruits and Veggies - Instructor: Cindy Jackson. Join UAF Nutrition Educator, Cindy Jackson, as she shares some fun ways to boost your immune system. Increase fruits & veggies and add movement into your day to be on your way to a healthier you. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/87997596369 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 19 12:pm: Spruce beetle - Fall tree check-ins and preparing for next season - Instructor: Alexandria Wenninger, IPM Technician. With the arrival of Fall, now is a good time to check your trees for any signs of spruce beetle to help plan your spruce beetle management for this year and next. Join us on October 19th for a webinar about how to check your trees for signs of spruce beetle activity and what to do with your infested trees if you find spruce beetle. Options for protecting your trees for next season and replacing removed trees will also be discussed. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcemurjosH9Kkw_0rO82AIyePehoDi7g6 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 20, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: TBD. Go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • October 21, 12pm: My Plate: Eat Right, Have Fun - Instructor: Adair Harman, Nutrition Educator. If the thought of shopping for healthy food stresses you out, join us for a virtual class to learn about MyPlate and how to make getting groceries fast and simple. We'll do a quick "store tour," and you'll learn how making small changes can have big impacts on your health and your wallet. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udO6oqDMjHtNApq-9Ygnm4YE1dauS6IDM After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 26, 12pm: Frankenfoods - what is lurking in some of our favorite foods? - Instructor: Winona Benson. Do you ever wonder what is lurking in your foods? What exactly do those food additives do to your body? What are some simple steps we can take to add in more healthy whole foods on a regular basis? Join Winona Benson, founder of Nourished Health Coaching Services, for this informative discussion as we recognize UAF Extension's Health and Nutrition Month. Winona Benson is a National Certified Health & Wellness Coach and founder of Nourished Health Coaching Services.  Nourished Health Coaching offers Cooking Classes, Wellness Presentations, Group Coaching, and Private Health Coaching Services. Coaching services can be provided in person or virtually.  Please visit www.nourishedhcs.com to learn more and schedule a consultation.  Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/82439678872After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • October 27, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Farm Tour. Join us in person in front of our main office building or go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • October 28, 12pm: Climbing Denali - Instructor: Steve Brown. Denali (Mt. McKinley) is the tallest mountain in North America and arguably one of the most difficult in the world to climb. With its close proximity to the Arctic Circle, climbers endure storms and cold of ferocious magnitudes. This presentation will tell the story of a successful early-season expedition up the mountain. It is also an excellent way to begin planning your own expedition. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/84822337994 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.