Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

New 4-H agent arrives on the Kenai Peninsula

December 13, 2016

Kay Shoemaker is the new district 4-H agent for the Kenai Peninsula.

Shoemaker welcomes the opportunity to work with leaders to coordinate 4-H programs on the Peninsula and to reach other youth, particularly through science and outdoor education. She will support Kenai’s strong livestock and shooting sports programs but hopes to introduce youth to other programs and experiences.

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Alaska Extension director elected to national role

November 11, 2016

Fred Schlutt, the director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, has been elected chair of the national leadership and governing body of Cooperative Extension.

The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy represents directors and administrators of 76 member Extension institutions. The committee provides guidance on Extension issues.

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Delta Harvest Wrap-up set for Nov. 3

October 27, 2016

The annual Delta Harvest Wrap-up will take place Nov. 3 at the Delta Career Advancement Center in Delta Junction.

The gathering, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will bring producers, agricultural researchers and farm agency representatives together to talk about current research efforts and research needs and to share observations about the farming season.

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Anchorage Extension office to move

October 26, 2016

The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will close its current location Oct. 28 and open Nov. 2 in new space.

The new office will be located in the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium Building at 1840 Bragaw St., Suite 100, which is downstairs. The office will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and will also be open as needed during workshops and meetings.

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Invasive species workshop hosted in Fairbanks

October 20, 2016

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 25-27 in Fairbanks, will focus on invasive species management and the effects of a warming environment.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at Wedgewood Resort.

Extension invasive plants instructor Gino Graziano will give a public lecture beforehand, at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Noel Wien Library auditorium. “Nightmare in Fairbanks: Dealing with Bird Vetch” will cover how bird vetch spreads and how to control it. Graziano said bird vetch displaces beneficial plants and can affect the health of trees it climbs.

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