Cooperative Extension Service News Releases

Food safety certification workshop offered

June 12, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a certified food protection manager workshop July 9 in Fairbanks and Palmer and at videoconference sites in Ketchikan and Sitka.

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Workshop offered on passive solar

June 10, 2014

Participants in passive solar heat workshops June 18 and June 19 in Fairbanks will build solar backpack ovens and learn about using solar energy for cooking, hot water and heating.

Design engineer Jim Scott and Art Nash, the energy specialist for UAF Cooperative Extension Service, will teach both workshops, which are free and cover the same information.

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Anchorage Extension offers later hours and programs

June 9, 2014

The Anchorage district office of University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be open later hours and offer evening programs this summer to make programming more available to area residents.

The office at 1675 C St. will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the other weekdays, through Labor Day.

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Nutrition educators lead grocery tours

June 2, 2014

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service nutrition educators in Fairbanks, Tok and Bethel will lead grocery store tours this summer to help individuals learn how to eat healthy and stretch their food budgets.

Helen Idzorek, who coordinates Extension nutrition education programs, said the Cooking Matters at the Store program targets low-income families with children ages 5 and under. The program will be piloted in the three communities.

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Rock and mineral ID workshop offered

May 23, 2014

A University of Alaska Fairbanks Mining Extension workshop in Fairbanks will cover basic techniques for field identification of rocks and minerals.

The workshop will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. June 6 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the district Cooperative Extension Service office at 724 27th Ave.

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