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.


IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR CLIENTELE —WE'VE MOVED! We are now settled into our  new office space and our publications are available for your perusal. Please come visit us at our new location in the UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 109. We look forward to seeing you!

OCT. 9–DEC. 6 — FAIRBANKS MASTER GARDENER COURSE is scheduled for Oct. 9–Dec. 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., at the UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 108. Julie Riley, Tanana District horticulture agent, will be the instructor. Registration will open in September. To be placed on a class interest list and receive notification of registration, email rlboswell@alaska.edu. Be sure to check here often for more information on the 2018 class as plans progress. For general information on the Master Gardener program, click here. Questions? Contact Julie Riley at 907-474-2423 or jariley@alaska.edu.

OCT. 17 The next CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER WORKSHOP will be offered via videoconference Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Fairbanks and other locations in the state. Class hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A certified food protection manager (CFPM) is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with food establishment regulations. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/cesCFPM.


PESTICIDE SAFETY APPLICATOR TRAINING is currently available as a self study option. (Face-to-face classes are typically scheduled just during the spring months.) For details, cost and registration information, visit the training website. Online registration is found here:  http://bit.ly/PestInvasive 

FREE TESTING OF PRESSURE CANNER DIAL GAUGES! Gauges can be tested on or OFF the lid of the canner (no need to haul in the whole canner). If we have someone available to test, it only takes a few minutes while you wait. If not, you may leave your gauge and we will call you when it is ready for pick up (usually within 24 hours).

It is important to have your pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is safely processed. (Pressure canners that use weighted gauges do not need to be checked.) While visiting our office, be sure to pick up some free food preservation publications!

EXTENSION WEEK! Typically in the spring and fall, we host a week of FREE mini classes on a variety of topics. Watch this spot for our next line-up of classes!


University Park Building

LOCATION:  UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 109

MAILING ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 758155 Fairbanks, AK  99775

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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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