Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
Winner chosen for Interior business competition
November 20, 2015
The Interior winner of a national business strategy competition hopes to develop a smart backboard that will weigh patients, take vital signs and provide information remotely to medical and emergency personnel.
Kathryn Dodge, economic development specialist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, said five individuals were chosen to present their business ideas Nov. 14 in Fairbanks as part of the InnovateHER competition.
Food safety class offered Dec. 3
November 17, 2015
A certified food protection manager training will be offered Dec. 3 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Tok, Craig and Ketchikan.
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.
Applicants sought for business competition
October 26, 2015
Applications are due Nov. 2 for a national business strategy competition sponsored in the Interior by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska chapter of SCORE, an organization that promotes small business success.
Extension economic development specialist Kathryn Dodge said the InnovateHER competition provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products and services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, have a potential for commercialization and fill a need in the marketplace.
Invasive species workshop hosted Oct. 27-29 in Juneau
October 21, 2015
The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 27-29 in Juneau will highlight invasive species management and issues in Southeast Alaska and around the state.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in downtown Juneau. Keynote speaker John Hudson, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife in Juneau, will offer a public lecture beforehand, at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Mendenhall Valley Library. His talk is titled “Juneau’s Green Invasion: Non-Native Plants That Threaten Local Ecosystems.”
Invasive species workshop hosted in Juneau
October 8, 2015
Registration is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 27-29 in Juneau.
The annual workshop will highlight invasive species management and science in Southeast Alaska and emerging issues statewide. It will take place at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave., in downtown Juneau.
Social media course offered for food business
October 7, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and Alaska Sea Grant will host a workshop Oct. 26 on social media and metrics for food businesses.
The webinar will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. via Zoom, an Internet-based videoconferencing program. The course is aimed at helping food businesses develop their operations through social media. It will offer advice on how to analyze and measure the effects of social media, quantify interactions with customers, manage the volume of social analytics and understand consumer behavior.