Initiatives

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Children, Youth and Families at Risk

Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Project Grantees represent a variety of communities across the United States and territories. Grantees are selected through a grant application process each year. The funds are used to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System.

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Alaska AgrAbility

The AKAgrAbility program is managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and is funded nationally through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the program is to help bring awareness, education, technical on-site assessments and resources to help Alaskans working in an agricultural industry such as farming, fishing, or timber who may have a barrier that limits their independence.

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Alaska Tribes Extension

The  goal of the Alaska Tribes Extension Program is to promote food sovereign and secure Tribes in Alaska. We want to help Tribes reach their goals around food sovereignty and security. We help Tribal communities with a variety of endeavors to promote community food security, resiliency, and economic diversity, while upholding traditional knowledge and traditional ways of securing food. We offer hands-on and virtual workshops throughout Alaska in partnership with Tribes and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Holders. 

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NextGen Workforce Development

A five-year $18 million grant awarded to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension will help prepare the next generation to take active roles in the country’s agricultural sector.