• A red and orange sunflower with a bee resting in the middle.

    Master gardener classes scheduled in Fairbanks

    February 15, 2024

    Registration is open for spring master gardener classes in Fairbanks. The classes teach the fundamentals of gardening. Topics covered include botany, soil science, entomology, greenhouse design and management, organic and conventional fertilization, lawn care, vegetable-growing techniques specific to Alaska, and more.

  • Alaska certified pesticide applicators workshop set

    February 14, 2024

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a two-day continuing education course for Alaska certified pesticide applicators, arborists and landscape professionals.

  • Food protection manager course offered Feb. 27

    January 31, 2024

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager training on Tuesday, Feb. 27, with proctors for testing available in 16 communities.

  • A woman with short white hair and a pink shirt holds a hand weight in an exercise class with other participants.

    StrongPeople exercise program aimed at midlife, older participants

    January 19, 2024

    The StrongPeople class is a safe and highly effective program focused on building muscle strength; improving bone density, balance and mobility; and preventing falls.

  • Pesticide applicator training classes scheduled for January, April

    December 22, 2023

    A three-day certified pesticide applicator training course is scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 1, with a second course planned for April 23-25. Both will be taught by the University Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service via Zoom and are available statewide. Each class will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • A man wearing protective gloves, long sleeves and a hat carries apparatus to spray herbicides in an agricultural test plot.

    Delta Harvest Wrap-Up set for Nov. 30

    November 22, 2023

    Learn about current agricultural research efforts, share observations about the past growing season and help identify future research needs at the 2023 Delta Harvest Wrap-Up.

  • Food protection manager course set for January

    November 10, 2023

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager training on Monday, Jan. 29, with proctors for testing available in 14 communities.

  • Home-canned jars of fruit and vegetables.

    One-day food preservation class planned in Homer

    October 31, 2023

    Learn to preserve meat and vegetables in jars safely during a one-day class in Homer. Participants will learn how to heat-process low-acid food in jars; use and care for a pressure canner; prepare meat, fish and vegetables to place in jars; and make stock and soup.

  • A small green crab and the carapace of the same species are in an orange container

    Invasive crabs, climate change headline Alaska Invasive Species Workshop

    October 20, 2023

    The 2022 detection of the invasive European green crab in Southeast Alaska and the effect of climate change on the prevalence and impacts of species invasions will be highlighted at the 2023 Alaska Invasive Species Workshop.

  • Strips of salmon are laid out on a wire rack prior to being smoked.

    Online course teaches methods of safely preserving foods

    October 16, 2023

    Learn to safely preserve healthy foods at home in a five-week series of online classes, beginning Jan. 7. The class is available statewide.

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