Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Lemonade day workshops offered in Fairbanks

May 21, 2015

Young entrepreneurs who plan to participate in Alaska Lemonade Day on June 13 may  attend free how-to workshops in Fairbanks and North Pole.

The financial literacy workshops will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. May 28 at the Boys and  Girls Club in the Fairbanks City Hall building and from 3 to 5 p.m. June 2 at the North Pole Fire  Department annex.

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SNRE to promote two UAF faculty

May 19, 2015

The School of Natural Resources and Extension has promoted two professors. Dave  Valentine has been named director of academic programs, and Milan Shipka will become  director of research and the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

The half-time administrative appointments are effective July 1. The university created the  positions following the announced departure of Interim Dean and Director Stephen Sparrow,  who will retire June 30. Both positions will report to Fred Schlutt, the vice provost for outreach  and Extension.

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Food safety training offered May 28

May 7, 2015

A certified food protection manager training will be offered May 28 in Fairbanks and Palmer  and by videoconference in Bethel, Ketchikan and Valdez.

The food safety workshop, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks  Cooperative Extension Service, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all  food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff to ensure  compliance with food safety regulations.

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Exchange program seeks host families

May 5, 2015

The Alaska 4-H Global Citizenship and Exchange Program is seeking host families for  Japanese students participating in a four-week summer exchange program.

Thirty-five Japanese students, ages 12 to 18, will be in Alaska from July 25 to Aug. 23.  Families with host siblings in the same age range are preferred. Hosts are also needed for a  few adult chaperones.

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Management classes offered in Anchorage

April 24, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host management  classes in Anchorage during May.

The one- and two-day classes apply toward the Certified Public Manager Program but are  open to anyone interested in professional development. The program is a nationally accredited  management development program designed to develop management, supervision and  leadership skills.

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