Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
Tours of biomass facilities offered
September 15, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host two three-day tours of community biomass facilities in eastern Alaska during October.
Extension Community Development agent Karen Petersen said the tours are designed for representatives of communities considering biomass heating options.
“This gives them a chance to see a whole bunch of systems and to see them in operation,” she said.
University to offer specialty food series
September 11, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and Alaska Sea Grant will host a workshop series Oct. 5-19 for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business in Alaska.
The five-session webinar will be offered across Alaska via Zoom, an Internet-based videoconferencing program. Sessions will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The instructors are Kate Idzorek, Extension small food business training and development coordinator, and Quentin Fong, seafood marketing specialist with Alaska Sea Grant.
Small business workshop series offered
September 10, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will offer a small business workshop series in Fairbanks, by videoconference in Anchorage and by webinar around the state, beginning Oct. 3.
The series is hosted by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College. Nine workshops will be taught in Fairbanks on Wednesdays or Saturdays, through Dec. 9. The five afternoon workshops will be offered by videoconference at the Anchorage District Extension office at 1675 C St.
Food safety training offered Sept. 30
September 4, 2015
A certified food protection manager training will be offered Sept. 30 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Juneau, Kodiak and Bethel.
The food safety workshop, which is 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.
Invasive weeds app developed
August 21, 2015
Alaskans may identify invasive weeds using a free new app.
Gino Graziano of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service worked with the University of Georgia to develop the Alaska Weeds Identification app.
Graziano, an invasive plants instructor, said the app will make it easier for people to identify invasive weeds and to report them if they are unsure about the identification or are concerned about the presence of invasive weeds on their property or public lands. The app provides photographs, descriptions of the plants by type or region and management practices.