The Matanuska-Susitna/Copper River District Cooperative Extension Service Palmer office is part of the public service educational branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Extension takes scientific information from the University and helps Alaskans apply that knowledge at home and on the job.
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Upcoming workshops, classes and events
Call the Extension Office 745-3360 to register or for more information.
Join UAF Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Educator, Winona Benson every MONDAY at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to learn how to cook your food bank staples. We will meet downstairs in the church in the kitchen.
A cooking demonstration and food tasting will take place from 1:00-2:00.
Learn how to:
- Cook dry beans
- Cook a variety of flavored rice dishes
- Cook using canned foods
- Identify and cook different vegetables
- Build healthy meals on a budget
- Minimize salt and sugar in your meals
- Convert and simplify recipes for your family and health
Recipes and tips will be handed out each week. This program is funded and sponsored by UAF, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and the Food Pantry of Wasilla.
Class Interest List
Are you are interested in any of our classes? Or don't see a class offered? Sign up on our interest list and let us know what class(es) you're interested in or would like to see offered. We will add your name to our E-mail list and will periodically send out notices of upcoming classes and events in the Mat-Su/Copper River District Area. See the Courses Offered section below for further details on classes we offer.
Inquiring minds want to know...
Need answers, ask Dr. Steve!
Have a question about your garden or what to grow? Need to know know what's wrong with your lawn and how to fix it? Does your chicken seem to be down in the dumps? We have just the person to help answer your questions. Call Dr. Steve at 907-745-3639 or by e-mail.
Soil Testing and Nutrient Recommendations
Our agent will review your soil test results and provide advise on how best to correct soil nutrient deficiencies. For further details on where and how to get your soil tested, click here.
Mat-Su Copper River District Office
1509 S Georgeson Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.