The Tanana District is one of the largest Cooperative Extension districts geographically in the United States, covering an area of more than 120,000 square miles with a current population of approximately 100,000 distributed in 64 Native villages and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Much of the district is inaccessible by road.

The Tanana District clientele is very diverse including 4-H leaders, youth groups, homeowners, homemaker clubs, private and commercial agriculture, local government, military personnel, subsistence families, cooperating agencies and the general public.

We have agents here to assist you in areas of agriculture and horticulture;  health, home and family development; and 4-H and youth development.

LOCATION:  1000 University Ave., Suite 109, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Map it!

HOURS:  We are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We close daily for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

PHONE:  Still have questions? Please call us at 907-474-1530 — we are happy to help!

District Highlights

IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR CLIENTELE —WE'VE MOVED! We are settling into our new office space. Please come visit us at our new location in the UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 109. We appreciate your patience as we are in transition. Thank you!

FAIRBANKS MASTER GARDENER COURSE is scheduled for Oct. 9–Dec. 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., at the UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 108. Julie Riley, Tanana District horticulture agent, will be the instructor. For full class details and registration information, click here. For general information on the Master Gardener program, click here. Questions? Contact Julie Riley at 907-474-2423 or

OCT. 17 The next CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER WORKSHOP will be offered via videoconference Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Fairbanks and other locations in the state. Class hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A certified food protection manager (CFPM) is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with food establishment regulations. For more information and to register, visit

University Park Building

Ongoing Programs

PESTICIDE SAFETY APPLICATOR TRAINING is currently available as a self study option. (Face-to-face classes are typically scheduled just during the spring months.) For details, cost and registration information, visit the training website. Online registration is found here: 

FREE TESTING OF PRESSURE CANNER DIAL GAUGES! Gauges can be tested on or OFF the lid of the canner (no need to haul in the whole canner). If we have someone available to test, it only takes a few minutes while you wait. If not, you may leave your gauge and we will call you when it is ready for pick up (usually within 24 hours).

It is important to have your pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is safely processed. (Pressure canners that use weighted gauges do not need to be checked.) While visiting our office, be sure to pick up some free food preservation publications! 

EXTENSION WEEK! Typically in the spring and fall, we host a week of FREE mini classes on a variety of topics. Watch this spot for our next line-up of classes!

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