Kenai Peninsula District Office

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

At this time, we are providing pressure canner gauge testing services from 9 am to 4 pm.  No appointment needed.   

Soil Testing and Interpretation

Visit our soil testing page for all the information you need to test your soil and interpret how much fertilizer you need (plus free online calculators).

Range and Livestock Calculators
Spruce Bark Beetles: What you need to know 

Spruce Bark Beetles are making an impact on spruce trees across the Kenai Peninsula.  Click here then type"bark beetle" in the search box in order to:

  • learn what bark beetles are and how they damage trees.
  • learn bark beetle groups in Alaska.
  • learn signs and symptoms of bark beetle activity.
  • learn potential bark beetle threats to Alaska.
  • become familiar with the vocabulary of bark beetles.

For even more information, view Spruce Bark Beetles: Tree Management Options for Home and Woodlot Owners for Southcentral and Interior Alaska

43961 K-Beach Rd, Suite A

Soldotna, AK 99669

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
Closed for lunch on Fridays: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
The Kenai Peninsula District Cooperative Extension Service Office is open to the public. We want to serve you with your specific needs but sometimes we are helping others. 
Please call our office at (907) 262-5824, to schedule an appointment with a specific agent or to have your canner gauge tested.

You can access and download all of our free publications anytime at

Kenai Peninsula 4-H

 The 2021-22 4-H year officially began October 1 and runs through the last day of September. Please contact Cassy Rankin, 4-H Program Coordinator on the Kenai Peninsula at 907.398.3588 for information on which club will best suit your needs. It's not to late to begin your 4-H journey and "Learn by Doing."

The Family Nutrition Program

We  offer  all programming via live-streamed Zoom sessions, including the popular nutrition lessons for elementary students. Currently we are in the process of hiring for this position.

Kenai Peninsula Faculty & Staff :
  • Associate Professor of Extension, Agriculture and Horticulture, Western SARE State Coordinator, IPM Statewide Coordinator, Produce Safety Coordinator: Casey Matney, Ph.D.,, 907.262.3443
  • 4-H Program Coordinator: Cassy Rankin,, 907.262.3441
  • Nutrition Educator: This position is in the process of being filled.
  • Home, Health and Family Agent: This faculty position is in the process of being filled. In the meantime, please continue to reach out to our office with your questions, we will route them to the appropriate Cooperative Extension Service agent in another part of the state. 907.262.5824