At the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension, we work to make Alaskans' lives better. It's that simple. Through programs that bring UAF research and expertise to Alaska citizens, we help families grow food, farmers produce more crops and everyday citizens live healthier lives. Learn more about the work we do.
IANRE researchers support food security in Alaska through research-based knowledge in areas like livestock production, home horticulture best practices, pest management and more.
Faculty and staff work to expand capacity for public involvement in natural resource, ecosystem and sustainable energy issues through public workshops, presentations and consultations.
Cooperative Extension faculty and staff offer educational opportunities regarding nutrition and physical activity, chronic disease prevention and management, home modifications, air quality and energy efficiencies, food safety practices and food preservation techniques.
Research shows that to increase resilience and reduce risky behaviors, youth need connections to caring adults. Faculty and staff provide mentorship and life skills programming to youth that increase participation in STEAM activities as well as provide local and statewide opportunities for civic engagement.
February 23, 2024
The 52nd annual Delta Farm Forum will take place Saturday, March 2, in Delta Junction. The forum is a community event combined with an update on local agricultural information.
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.
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.
The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension is home to UAF's land grant mission including the UAF Agriculture and Forestry Station as well as Cooperative Extension. The Morrill Act of 1862 established land-grant colleges and the federal Hatch Act of 1887 authorized agricultural experiment stations in the U.S. and its territories to provide science-based research information to farmers. There are agricultural experiment stations in each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and all but one are part of the land-grant college system. UAF's Extension is part of the largest informal education system in the world, connecting Extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities in every U.S. territory and state. Today, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the USDA division that manages federal funding of the nation’s experiment stations and the extension service.