Cooperative Extension Service News Releases


Emergency preparedness workshop offered in Palmer

October 11, 2017

Extension energy specialist Art Nash will lead a session on emergency preparedness Oct. 19 at the Matanuska Experiment Farm.

The one-hour presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and cover the necessary items needed to provide heat for cooking, lighting and staying warm in an emergency such as an earthquake or an approaching wildlfire. He will also talk about what foods to pack and how long items will last in a freezer when the power goes out.

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Spruce beetle workshops offered in Southcentral

October 6, 2017

Workshops about managing spruce beetle damage and protecting the health of spruce trees will be offered in Big Lake and Talkeetna in the next two weeks.

The Alaska Division of Forestry and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the free workshop from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Big Lake Public Library and again from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Talkeetna Elementary School.

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Registration open for invasive species workshop

October 5, 2017

Registration is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 24-26 in Anchorage.

The annual workshop will highlight invasive species policy, research and management, including a focus on eradicating elodea, the aquatic invasive plant. The workshop will take place at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown at 820 W. Seventh Ave.

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Salmon canning class offered in Fairbanks

October 4, 2017

A four-hour workshop on how to can salmon safely with a pressure canner will be offered Oct. 14 in Fairbanks.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop for beginning or advanced food preservers. Fairbanks agent Leslie Shallcross will teach the hands-on class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Harper Building, at 4180 Geist Road.

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Wood energy workshops offered in five communities

September 18, 2017

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host free workshops on burning wood for heat, electricity and biochar this week in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, Sitka and Juneau.

Extension energy specialist Art Nash and Guillermo Metz of Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead the presentation from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks. Metz, the green building and renewable energy coordinator at Cornell, and retired forester Glen Holt will lead the same presentation in the other communities.

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