Did you know?

  • Nutrition educators in Fairbanks, Tok, Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna, Bethel and Juneau provided nutrition education to 1,651 low-income youth and 501 adults.
  • Extension agents taught 62 food preservation and food safety workshops to 914 Alaskans in 21 communities from Nome to Sitka.
  • The Mining and Petroleum Training Service graduated 26 new underground miners and 15 new surface miners at its facility near Delta Junction. Eighty percent of graduates are employed one year after completing a mine training.
  • Seventy-seven individuals in seven communities trained as certified food protection managers through Extension’s videoconference training. The state requires at least one manager on staff at all Alaska food establishments to ensure food safety.
  • 4-H reaches more than 2,500 Alaska youth who participate in clubs, after-school programs, school enrichment and camping programs. Five hundred volunteers support these activities.
  • Alaska FFA gained chapters in Tok and Seward and has 18 chapters with 330 youth interested in agricultural education and leadership development.
  • Extension has received a four-year $679,000 grant to help Alaska farmers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. The grant is one of 14 awarded to Extension projects around the country as part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s AgrAbility program.
  • More than 80 presentations at the Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Anchorage covered diverse topics, including seaweed farming, reindeer husbandry and gardening in rural Alaska.