Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Georgeson peonies and wine fundraiser set for July 21

July 13, 2017

The Georgeson Botanical Garden Society will host an evening of food, wine and peonies Friday, July 21.

Wine and Peonies in the Garden will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Georgeson Botanical Garden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The fundraiser will include a short tour of the garden, finger foods, wine and a peony bouquet. Tickets are $25 and are available at the event. The money raised will support garden operations.

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Youth development series offered in Fairbanks

July 11, 2017

The Alaska 4-H program will host a three-part brown bag professional development series on positive youth development Fridays in Fairbanks, beginning July 14.

Ninety-minute workshops will begin at 11:30 a.m. They will feature trauma-sensitive yoga on July 14, youth-adult partnerships on July 21, and girls’ circle and council for boys and young men on July 28.

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Gary Laursen to lead mushroom workshop in Palmer

July 7, 2017

Mycologist Gary Laursen will lecture and lead a workshop on the wild mushrooms of Southcentral Alaska Aug. 11-13 at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer.

The workshop, Introduction to Mushrooms of the Mat-Su Region, will include field and laboratory identification, and information on collecting, preparing and preserving edible mushrooms. The workshop will also cover the ecology of mushrooms and current issues.

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Food safety class offered Aug. 1 by videoconference

July 6, 2017

Certified food protection manager training will be offered Aug. 1 by videoconference in six Alaska communities.

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

June 27, 2017

Dipnetters and anglers can look to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service for help preserving the catch.

Extension has online canning lessons, DVDs and free publications about canning, freezing, smoking and pickling fish at www.uaf.edu/ces. Agents also offer how-to classes and answer questions by phone and email.

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