Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Extension Week offered in Delta Junction

March 18, 2015

Nineteen free community classes, from mushroom hunting and composting to seasoning firewood, will be offered April 6-10 in Delta Junction.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service in Delta and the Delta Partners for Progress will host the mini classes as part of Extension Week in Delta.

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Agricultural grant-writing workshop offered

March 17, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a workshop March 30 to help Alaskans apply for federal grants relating to local food production and farmers markets.

Palmer Extension agent Steve Brown will teach the free workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. in Palmer and by videoconference in Kenai, Homer, Nome and Fairbanks.

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Food safety workshop offered April 1

March 5, 2015

Certified food protection manager training will be offered April 1 in Fairbanks and Palmer  and by videoconference in Barrow, Glennallen, Sitka and Kotzebue.

The food safety workshop, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks  Cooperative Extension Service, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All food establishments must  have at least one certified food protection manager on staff to comply with state food safety  regulations.

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Food preservation series offered in Fairbanks

March 2, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a monthly food  preservation series in Fairbanks that begins March 11.

The March 11 class will cover water bath canning of acidic foods. Other classes will  highlight pressure canning low-acidity foods; freezing and drying meats, fruits and vegetables;  making jams and jellies; pickles and relishes; canning meat and fish; making sausage; and  making yogurt and cheese.

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Sustainable Agriculture Conference hosted in Fairbanks

February 23, 2015

The Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, March 4-5 in Fairbanks, will highlight farm  decision making and sustainable farming practices.

More than 40 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock  care, growing fruit and vegetables, farm management and even overwintering bees.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the 11th annual  conference at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel.

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