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.

  • Registration open for 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp

    June 14, 2024

    The Tanana District 4-H program will host Cloverbud Day Camp at Georgeson Botanical Garden, located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

  • Sliced ripe strawberries are arranged on a round drying rack.

    Online class to cover a range of food preservation techniques

    June 05, 2024

    Learn how to get the most out of the food you have grown, harvested or bought during a free one-hour overview of food preservation methods.

  • The sun shines on young green birch leaves.

    Citizen science offers lessons in understanding Fairbanks' climate

    May 06, 2024

    Interior Alaska's long winters are the impetus for a lot of long-running citizen science. The Nenana Ice Classic is a 107-year-long climate record for Interior Alaska. But it's not the only citizen science effort in Fairbanks, which also boasts multi-decadal records for predicting green-up, when birch sap will start flowing, and when to stock up on allergy medications to get ready for pollen season.

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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.