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.

OCT. 4 —CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER  WORKSHOP will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 4, via videoconference at various locations across the state. This one-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Sept. 20 so participants may receive class materials beforehand.

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

See full class details here and register online. For more information, contact Julie Cascio at 907-745-3360 or jmcascio@alaska.edu.

OCT. 6 — 4-H OPEN HOUSE!  Have you ever wondered about 4-H and what’s available for your youth? Or have you ever thought about sharing your knowledge and or skill with youth? To kick off National 4-H Week, Tanana District 4-H will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. Come meet club leaders and youth members and find out what their clubs have to offer. Cake will be served! It is a good time to get involved as the 4-H year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Learn more about the Tanana District 4-H program by visiting http://www.alaska4h.org/fairbankstanana-district.html. Information: Marla Lowder, 907-474-2427 or mklowder@alaska.edu.

FEB. 9–APRIL 62017 SPRING MASTER GARDENER CLASS will meet Tuesdays and Thursdsays, Feb. 9-April 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Class will be taught by Julie Riley, Tanana District's new horticulture agent, who joins us from the Anchorage Extension office. For information on the Master Gardener program, click here. For information on the 2017 class, click here.

Registration opens in November. To receive notification via email, contact Ronda Boswell at rlboswell@alaska.edu to be placed on the class interest list. (The class interest list is not a guarantee of a spot in class. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis and guaranteed upon full payment of fees.)

For more information on the class, contact Julie Riley at jariley@alaska.edu.

FEB. 22–24 —2017 ALASKA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE will be held in Fairbanks. Details coming soon at the conference website. Informatoin: Steven Seefeldt, 907-474-1831 or ssseefeldt@alaska.edu.


Plans are under construction for:

  • Food preservation classes
  • Pesticide Safety Applicator Training
  • And more!

Office Location, Hours & Phone

LOCATION:  724 27th Ave., Suites 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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