Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Two new Extension agents in Fairbanks offer programs

February 2, 2017

Two new agents with the Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks will lead community programs in nutrition, health and gardening.

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Registration opens for agriculture conference

January 30, 2017

Registration is open for the Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Feb. 21-23 in Fairbanks.

The main meeting day will be Feb. 22, with presentations on crops, farm management, opportunities for youth in agriculture, birch sap and syrup making, and meat and fiber production. Full and half-day workshops are scheduled on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 on birch sap processing, woodlot management, improving soil with combusted biomass, soil management, reindeer husbandry and gardening, risk management, and gardening and farming in rural Alaska.

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Extension offers back-to-basics series in Anchorage

January 23, 2017

The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will host a Back to Basics in the City workshop series in Anchorage, beginning Jan. 31.

Workshops will meet weekly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Extension’s Anchorage Outreach Center at 1840 Bragaw St., Room 119.

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Master gardener training offered in Fairbanks

January 13, 2017

Gardeners who want to improve their skills may sign up for a new session of master gardener training that begins Feb. 9 in Fairbanks.

Classes will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 6 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension district office at 724 27th Ave. Longtime Extension horticulture agent Julie Riley, who taught master gardening in Anchorage for 30 years, will lead the class, which will also feature other agents and guest instructors. Riley is based in Fairbanks now.

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Pesticide applicator training offered

January 4, 2017

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer pesticide applicator certification training Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

The session will take place by videoconference in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, Delta Junction, Soldotna, Sitka, Juneau and other communities as requested. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an exam scheduled after the training.

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