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Cooperative Extension Service Surveys Alaskans


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 3, 2010

Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service wants to hear from Alaskans as part of its long-range planning efforts.

Extension has posted a short survey online at www.uaf.edu/ces and a paper version is available at district offices across the state. Responses are requested by March 15.

Extension director Fred Schlutt said that survey responses will help Extension develop the programming and services that Alaskans want. Schlutt said Extension will use survey results to focus its work in six broad areas, including health, energy, climate change, food security, economic development, and youth and families. The survey lists examples of programming in these areas.

Schlutt said he would like to hear both from Alaskans who have used Extension resources and those who have not.

“We want to hear from as many folks as possible,” he said.

Extension is a nationwide education network supported by a partnership between the U.S.  Department of Agriculture and land grant universities such as the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It provides fact-based, practical information to Alaskans, ranging from energy conservation and gardening to biomass development and chicken farming. Its 4-H program reaches more than 13,000 Alaska youths every year.

Extension district offices are located in Fairbanks, Delta, Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna, Bethel, Nome, Juneau and Sitka. For more information, call toll-free, 877-520-5211.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/ces

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