Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Master gardener class begins Oct. 7

September 11, 2014

Registration is open for a master gardener class that begins Oct. 7 in Fairbanks and in Delta Junction.

Steven Seefeldt, agriculture and horticulture agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will teach the session Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through Feb. 3. The class will be offered at the Extension district office at 724 27th Ave., in the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building, and by videoconference at the Delta Career Advancement Center.

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Extension to offer Oct. 1 food safety workshop

September 4, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager workshop Oct. 1 in Fairbanks and Palmer and at videoconference sites in Nome, Petersburg and Sitka.

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Specialty food business workshop offered

September 2, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a workshop for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business.

The workshop will meet for five sessions beginning Sept. 16 and will be offered by videoconference in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Homer, Kodiak and Juneau. It will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 30. The instructors are Extension food research technician Kate Idzorek and Quentin Fong, a seafood marketing specialist with Alaska Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Program.

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Revised berry book released

August 20, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has updated and expanded its berry book.

“Using Alaska’s Wild Berries and Other Wild Edibles” includes more recipes and information on 18 kinds of wild berries and other wild edibles, from blueberries to cloudberries and spruce tips.

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Alaska Growers School registration opens

August 15, 2014

Registration is open for the next session of the Alaska Growers School, which begins Sept. 24.

The 12-week farm training by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be offered across Alaska by webinar or teleconference Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 17.

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