Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Food safety training offered Feb. 4

January 15, 2015

A certified food protection manager training will be offered Feb. 4 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Kodiak, Unalaska and Craig.

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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New Alaska herb guide published

January 14, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has published a comprehensive Alaska guide for herb enthusiasts.

“An Alaska Herb Garden” features information about cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs. The 74-page guide includes color illustrations, recipes and detailed information on 25 herbs and general information on nearly 40 more.

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Specialized food business workshop offered

January 12, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a workshop Feb. 3-17 for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business in Alaska.

The five-session course will be offered by videoconference in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Kodiak and Sitka. Sessions will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The instructors are Extension food research technician Kate Idzorek and Quentin Fong, a seafood marketing specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.

Specialty foods are manufactured in limited quantity with high-quality ingredients and include products such as handmade chocolates and food truck items.

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Customer service training offered

January 9, 2015

Four customer service workshops for the hospitality and visitor services industry will be offered in Anchorage in the coming months.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Division of Economic Development will co-sponsor AlaskaHost Customer Service Essentials train-thetrainer workshops on Jan. 15, Feb. 13, March 14 and April 11. Extension economist Tony Nakazawa will lead the trainings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Anchorage Extension office at 1675 C St.

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Pesticide applicator training scheduled

January 7, 2015

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three-day training sessions for pesticide applicators in January and in April.

The first session will be offered by videoconference Jan. 26-28 in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Soldotna, Palmer, Delta Junction and other communities as requested. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an exam scheduled after the training. The training will also be offered April 13-15 in the same communities. Extension agents and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.

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Rocket stove workshop offered Dec. 17

December 12, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host another rocket stove workshop Dec. 17 in Fairbanks.

Extension energy specialist Art Nash will offer the workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center at 1000 Fairbanks St.

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