Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Mining and petroleum training program transferred

October 13, 2016

The Mining and Petroleum Training Service, a workforce development program that has trained more than 100,000 Alaskans, is now part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The transfer from the University of Alaska Statewide Workforce Programs to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service was completed in August. University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen approved the transfer after a systemwide transformation team recommended moving workforce programs to the campuses.

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Janet Athanas named to 4-H Hall of Fame

October 4, 2016

Retired 4-H educator Janet Athanas will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct 7.

Only four other Alaskans have received that honor. The Hall of Fame was created in 2002 to recognize 4-H volunteers, Cooperative Extension Service professionals, staff and others who made a significant impact on 4-H at the local, state or national level.

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Alaska 4-H to host National 4-H Week activities

September 30, 2016

Alaska 4-H will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8 with activities open to the public, including science programs and open houses.

Oct. 5 is 4-H National Youth Science Day, and young people in Fairbanks and on all Army and Air Force installations in Alaska will have the opportunity to participate in the “Drone Discovery” science experiment, which is a hands-on engineering design challenge. Participants will learn everything from flight dynamics and aircraft types to safety regulations, remote sensing and flight control.

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Preparedness presentations offered in Fairbanks

September 22, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host presentations about emergency energy preparedness Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 in Fairbanks.

Extension energy specialist Art Nash will offer the one-hour presentation, “Are you Ready? — Emergency Energy,” at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Murie Building auditorium on the UAF campus. A second presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center at 1000 Fairbanks St.

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Food safety training offered Oct. 4

September 9, 2016

The deadline is Sept. 20 to register for a certified food protection manager workshop that will be offered Oct. 4 by videoconference in eight Alaska communities.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the food safety workshop, which will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Bethel, Juneau, Kodiak, Palmer, Sitka and Valdez.

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