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The Tanana District is one of the largest Cooperative Extension districts geographically in the United States, covering an area of more than 120,000 square miles with a current population of approximately 100,000 distributed in 64 Native villages and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Much of the district is inaccessible by road.

The Tanana District clientele is very diverse including 4-H leaders, youth groups, homeowners, homemaker clubs, private and commercial agriculture, local government, military personnel, subsistence families, cooperating agencies and the general public.

We have agents here to assist you in areas of agriculture and horticulture;  health, home and family development; 4-H and youth development; and natural resources and community development. For more information, click on the program area of interest to visit its webpage.


IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR CLIENTELE —WE'VE MOVED! We are settling into our new office space. Please come visit us at our new location in the UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Room 109. We appreciate your patience as we are in transition. Thank you!

APRIL 30 — WHICH VEGETABLE VARIETIES GROW WELL IN FAIRBANKS? In this FREE workshop, Heidi Rader, UAF Tribes Extension Educator, will update you on the vegetable variety trials at the UAF Georgeson Botanical Garden and  demonstrate the Grow&Tell mobile app. This is Extension’s new gardening app, created by Heidi Rader. The Grow&Tell app gives you a way to conduct home variety trials as a citizen scientist.

At the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to take home some of the same varieties used in the variety trials, test them at home and then enter information at the end of the summer into the Grow&Tell app. Please download the app on iOs or Android devices before coming to class. To rate varieties, you’ll need to create a profile — very quick to do.

Time & location: Class will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, in Room 158, UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave.

Preregistration required: This workshop is free, but please contact Extension at 474-1530 or jariley@alaska.edu to preregister. Space is limited.

Parking: There is a fee to park at the University Park Building during the day. Payment can be made at the kiosk located at the west entrance of the building. Fee is 75 cents per hour payable by cash or card.

Download and print the class flyer for handy reference.


PESTICIDE SAFETY APPLICATOR TRAINING is currently available as a self study option. (Face-to-face classes are typically scheduled just during the spring months.) For details, cost and registration information, visit the training website. Online registration is found here:  http://bit.ly/PestInvasive 

FAIRBANKS MASTER GARDENER COURSE is taught by Julie Riley, Tanana District horticulture agent. The dates for the next class are to be determined, contingent on instructor's schedule. To be placed on a class interest list and receive notification of registration, email rlboswell@alaska.edu. For general information on the Master Gardener program, click here. Questions? Contact Julie Riley at 907-474-2423 or jariley@alaska.edu.

FREE TESTING OF PRESSURE CANNER DIAL GAUGES! Gauges can be tested on or OFF the lid of the canner (no need to haul in the whole canner). If we have someone available to test, it only takes a few minutes while you wait. If not, you may leave your gauge and we will call you when it is ready for pick up (usually within 24 hours).

It is important to have your pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is safely processed. (Pressure canners that use weighted gauges do not need to be checked.) While visiting our office, be sure to pick up some free food preservation publications!

EXTENSION WEEK! Typically in the spring and fall, we host a week of FREE mini classes on a variety of topics. Watch this spot for our next line-up of classes!


University Park Building

LOCATION:  UAF University Park Building, 1000 University Ave., Rm 109

MAILING ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 758155 Fairbanks, AK  99775

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HOURS:  We are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We close daily for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

PHONE:  Still have questions? Please call us at 907-474-1530 — we are happy to help!

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Calendar of Events

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