Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Responses sought to small business survey

April 20, 2016

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is surveying owners of  small businesses and startups in Alaska.

Kathryn Dodge, Extension's economic development specialist, said the goal is help  determine what types of technical assistance would help businesses be more successful. She  said results from the anonymous online survey will be shared with small-business support  organizations around the state and published on the Extension website. Responses are  requested by May 9.

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Personal finance class offered April 27 in Fairbaks

April 15, 2016

Certified public accountants Kelly Ward and Paul Robinson will offer a workshop on living  within your means April 27 in Fairbanks.

Participants in the personal finance workshop will learn about income and expenses and  living within that reality, as well as how to wisely access retirement funds. The workshop will  begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center, 3750 Bonita St.

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Students receive food security contest awards

April 14, 2016

Seven undergraduate UAF students were recognized April 6 during the Food Security in the  Arctic competition awards ceremony at Wood Center.

Undergraduate students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks were invited to address  northern food security issues in essay, media and engineering contests sponsored by the  School of Natural Resources and Extension, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly  Activity and the National Science Foundation. Students received $1,000 for first place, $500 for  second place and $250 for third place for their entries.

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Food safety training offered May 5

April 12, 2016

A certified food protection manager training will be offered May 5 in Fairbanks and by  videoconference in Palmer, Sitka, Haines, Skagway and King Salmon.

The food safety workshop, which will be hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks  Cooperative Extension Service, will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require  that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure  compliance with food safety regulations.

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Placer mining workshops offered

April 4, 2016

One-day introductory workshops for placer miners will be offered in Palmer, Soldotna and  Tok during April and May.

Donald Keill, who has nearly 40 years of experience as a mining engineer and geologist,  will teach an introduction to placer mining workshop April 23 in Palmer, April 30 in Tok and  May 14 in Soldotna. Keill is also a certified mineral examiner and the owner of Keill  Engineering in Fairbanks.

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