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Thank you for visiting the Tanana District website!

The Tanana District is one of the largest Cooperative Extension districts geographically in the United States, covering an area of more than 120,000 square miles with a current population of approximately 100,000 distributed in 64 Native villages and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Much of the district is inaccessible by road.

The Tanana District clientele is very diverse including 4-H leaders, youth groups, homeowners, homemaker clubs, private and commercial agriculture, local government, military personnel, subsistence families, cooperating agencies and the general public.

We have agents here to assist you in areas of agriculture and horticulture;  health, home and family development; 4-H and youth development; and natural resources and community development. For more information, click on the program area of interest to visit its webpage.


Tanana District Highlights

April 23 —ALASKA PROSPECTOR PROGRAM. The Mining Extension program has scheduled a number of basic prospecting and placer mining workshops around the state, from April 23 to May 10.

In Fairbanks, BASIC PROSPECTING SKILLS will be held April 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

See the complete schedule and register online. For more information, contact  Meg Burgett at 907-746-9472.

April 25-27 —CERTIFIED PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING will be offered in various locations across the state via videoconferencing April 25-27 with proxy testing April 29 (for those participating in Fairbanks). Visit Extension's Pesticide Safefy Education Program  website  for details. Questions concerning your category of certification should be directed to the Division of Environmental Health Pesticide Program at 1-800-478-2577 or 907-376-1870. Your Extension contact is Phil Kaspari at 907-895-4215 or pnkaspari@alaska.edu. Online registration is available here.

April 28 —MANAGING LANDSCAPE TREES is a class for anyone who installs and maintains landscapes, trees and lawns or offers pest control. Trees are the most valuable features in many landscapes, and clients have high expectations for their care. This class covers the most up-to-date research and industry standards for managing landscape trees.

Class runs from 8 a.m. to noon and will be presented in part by the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program.

Details and registration can be found here. Information: Stephen Nickel, 907-269-8466 or stephen.nickel@alaska.gov.

May 5 —CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER  WORKSHOP will be held Thursday, May 5. Fairbanks, Palmer and other locations will be connected via videoconference. This one-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is April 18 so participants may receive class materials for the food safety class beforehand.

State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff.

See details here and register online. Information: Melissa Clampitt, 907-745-3551 or mrclampitt@alaska.edu.

May 9-13 —SPRING EXTENSION WEEK is an information fest of FREE mini classes! Check out the class flyer for a schedule of offerings and be sure to register online. (Preregistration is required as space is limited.) For information, call 907-474-1530.

Some fun new topics:

  • Wild Food & Weeds
  • Mac to the Basics
  • Packaging: Why We Should Care
  • Question Your Way to Understanding
  • Making Queso Fresco
  • Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants
  • Making the Internet Work for You, the Producer

Download a schedule to find out more! See you this spring!

TBA —FOOD PRESERVATION CLASSES. Watch this spot for information on the next food preservation classes to be offered shortly. Classes typically meet from 6 to 9 p.m. in the kitchen of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Call 474-1530 for details. Dates to be announced soon!


Office Location, Hours & Phone

LOCATION:  724 27th Ave., Stes. 2 & 3, Fairbanks, AK  99701

We are located within the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building and have a private entrance. To enter our office, please drive around to the back of the building (27th Avenue side) and look for our entrance on the corner of 27th Avenue and Rickert Street. Free parking is avaiable in our reserved lot just across the street.

  • Driving Directions:  The easiest way to find us is to drive south on South Cushman Street, then take a right on 27th Avenue. Drive two blocks to the intersection of 27th Avenue and Rickert Street. Look to your right for our building and parking lot.

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HOURS:  We are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We close daily for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

PHONE:  Still have questions? Please call us at 907-474-1530 — we are happy to help!


Tanana District Listserv

Be one of the first to hear about classes, workshops and other events in the Tanana District! Join the listserv for announcements of general interest.

Class Registration Link

This link will take you to any district class available for credit card registration. Check our calendar at the link below for other district events.

Calendar of Events

Check out what's going on in Fairbanks and surrounding areas — classes, conferences, camps and more!

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