Cooperative Extension Service News Releases
Certified public manager training offered
January 25, 2016
The Alaska Certified Public Manager program will begin Feb. 15 in the Anchorage area, with classes aimed at developing management, supervision and leadership skills.
The American Academy of Certified Public Managers created the nationally accredited management development program. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Professional and Workforce Development Program coordinates the Alaska program, which was previously offered by other university entities.
Small business workshops offered
January 22, 2016
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a series of eight small business workshops in Fairbanks and by videoconference in Anchorage and Delta Junction, beginning Jan. 28.
The UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College will host the series, which is also offered by webinar around the state. Workshops will meet Thursdays or Saturdays, through March 19, at the UAF Community and Technical College at 604 Barnette St. Videoconference locations include the Anchorage district Extension office at 1675 C St. and the Delta Career Advancement Center in Delta Junction.
Agriculture conference hosted Feb. 24-25 in Anchorage
January 21, 2016
Registration is open for the annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage for the first time.
More than 50 presentations during the Feb. 24-25 conference will focus on farm management, growing fruits and vegetables, and meat and fiber production. Preconference workshops Feb. 23 will highlight fiber production, farm budgeting, and on-farm food safety and marketing. An all-day session Feb. 25 will cover qiviut production and marketing.
Pesticide certification training offered
January 14, 2016
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three-day training sessions for pesticide applicators in February and in April.
The first session will be offered by videoconference Feb. 8-10 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 25-27 in the same communities. Extension agents and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.
Small business workshop series offered
January 7, 2016
Entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a small business may benefit from a series of 11 workshops offered at the Small Business Development Center in Fairbanks and by webinar around the state, beginning Jan. 19.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Small Business Development Center will host the series, which will also be offered by Web conference at the Anchorage district Extension office. Workshops will be offered from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the Thursday, Jan. 28 session, and will run through April 5.
Winner chosen for Interior business competition
November 20, 2015
The Interior winner of a national business strategy competition hopes to develop a smart backboard that will weigh patients, take vital signs and provide information remotely to medical and emergency personnel.
Kathryn Dodge, economic development specialist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, said five individuals were chosen to present their business ideas Nov. 14 in Fairbanks as part of the InnovateHER competition.