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
JAN. 26-29 —APGA 2017 ALASKA WINTER PEONY CONFERENCE will feature a New Growers School scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center. Additionally, APGA has highlighted a series of presentations of particular value for new and potential peony growers on Saturday, Jan. 18 . Of course, participants are invited to attend the entire conference, but these presentations are ones of particular interest to new and potential growers. To see the whole conference and to register, go to http://www.alaskapeonyconference.com
Thursday, 9 a.m.– noon: New Peony Growers School
Saturday , beginning at 8:45 a.m.:
- Dr. John Dole, Key Note Speaker - noted post harvest specialist
- Jessica Guritz – Choosing a Farm Location and Testing Your Soils
- Oregon Perennials – Marketable Varieties
- Dr. Nancy Fresco, Featured Speaker – Climate Change and the Peony Industry
- Johanna Herron, etc. – Funding Sources
- Andrew Crow – Why Co-ops?
The conference will feature top speakers from the cut flower industry like Debra Prinzing, Dr. John Dole, and Ko Klaver, and reseachers such as Dr. Gary Castinger, Andrea Garfinkle, Dr. Tim Mlller, Dr. Beverly Gerdeman, Dr. Mingchu Zang, Dr. Nancy Fresco, Dr. Patricia Holloway and more.
The website contains more information on the topics and a full conference listing. Visit http://www.alaskapeonyconference.com to decide the sessions you want to attend! Information: Marjorie Illingworth, 907- 488-0446
JAN. 31-FEB. 3 —PESTICIDE SAFETY APPLICATOR TRAINING. For details, cost and registration information, visit the training website. (Another training session will be offered April 18-21.)
FEB. 9–APRIL 6—2017 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 email@example.com 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 907-474-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 21–23 —The 13TH ANNUAL ALASKA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE will be held at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center. As usual, the conference will offer variety, including information on reindeer and livestock ranching, birch syrup processing, woodlot management, fruits and vegetables, farming and gardening in off-road Alaska, and marketing and sales. Stay tuned for registration and agenda information. Workshops will be scheduled on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 , with shorter sessions on the main meeting day, Feb. 22 . Details coming soon at the conference website. Information: Steven Seefeldt, 907-474-1831 or email@example.com, or Darcy Etcheverry, 907-474-5107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATCH THIS SPOT!
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.
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
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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!