The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will lead three trainings in Anchorage for individuals or organizations that want to offer research-based community health education. Lifestyle coach training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program will be offered in Anchorage Jan. 29-30. The training is for individuals or organizations that want to offer a face-to-face, group diabetes prevention program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more
The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host an open house Wednesday, Jan. 23, in its new space at the Loussac Public Library. The event will take place from 3-7 p.m. in the library’s fourth floor Learning Commons. The event will include a meet and greet with outreach center staff, refreshments, and a ribbon-cutting and cake at 5 p.m. Extension, library staff and Anchorage master gardeners will be on hand to talk about upcoming programs and events. Read more
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer separate workshops in Fairbanks and Nenana on testing for radon, carbon monoxide and arsenic. Art Nash, the Extension energy and radon specialist, will lead the Fairbanks workshops Jan. 21 in Room 108 of the University Park Building at 1000 University Ave. The workshop on radon detection and testing will meet at 4:30 p.m., carbon monoxide at 5:30 p.m. and testing for arsenic and methods for filtering water at 6 p.m. Read more
Certified food protection manager training will take place by videoconference Feb. 12 in several Alaska communities. Locations include Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer, Valdez, Juneau, Sitka and other communities as requested. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer the food safety management workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations. Read more
- Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!Canned Food Month begins Feb. 1 and the Juneau Cooperative Extension office will kick off the month with a full day of pressure canner gauge testing. Dial gauges will be tested for free from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Extension’s district office at 712 W. 12th St, Suite 1. Juneau agent Sarah … Continue reading Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!
- Spruce beetle workshop Jan. 17 in PalmerA workshop about managing spruce beetle damage and protecting the health of spruce trees will be offered Jan. 17 in Palmer. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the free workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 208 of Kerttula Hall at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. Representatives from the Division … Continue reading Spruce beetle workshop Jan. 17 in Palmer
- Delta Junction 2018 Harvest Wrap-UpThe 2018 Harvest Wrap-Up in Delta Junction will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Delta Career Advancement Center. This gathering provides an opportunity for agricultural producers to hear about current research, share observations about the past season and help identify research needs. Speakers and topics include: Lloyd Wilhelm, USDA Farm Service … Continue reading Delta Junction 2018 Harvest Wrap-Up
- Thank you, Alaska Farmers!Today is National Thank Farmers day. We’re proud to support Alaska farmers and are grateful for all their hard work!