Cooperative Extension Service

308 Tanana Loop, Room 101
P.O. Box 756180
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6180

Phone: (907)474-5211
Fax: (907) 474-2631
email: cesweb@uaf.edu


Our apologies for the current slowness of the Extension website. UAF is aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Thank you for your patience.

> When dipnetters and anglers arrive home with their catch, consider using Extension’s resources to preserve the bounty. We have online lessons and DVDs on canning basics, and canning meat and fish in jars and cans. Free publications may be downloaded on most of these topics from our publications catalog, including Home Freezing of Fish and Smoking Fish at Home. Other DVDs and online lessons cover pickling, drying foods, making jams and jellies, and sausage and jerky.

> Don’t forget to get your pressure canner gauges checked for free. Representatives at our district offices in Anchorage, Kenai, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Juneau and Palmer will test gauges to make sure they are adjusted correctly.

>Blueberry bushes are dripping with berries in many areas of the state. See Alaska Blueberries for tips on cleaning and storage and recipes for this rich source of antioxidants.

Collecting and Using Alaska’s Wild Berries and Other Wild Products also contains many recipes and can be ordered online.

>This year’s fair season is in full swing. Come show off your handiwork, enjoy the elephant ears and visit with Extension at the remaining fairs.

Alaska State Fair in Palmer, August 26–September 6 (exhibitor's guide)

Kodiak State Fair, September 4–5