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Extension agent candidates to make presentations


FAIRBANKS, Alaska—The top four candidates for Cooperative Extension’s Tanana District agriculture and horticulture agent will make community presentations this week and next.

The finalists and their presentation dates are: Steven Seefeldt, March 1; Toby Day, March 6; Heidi Rader, March 7; and Mike Emers, March 8. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tanana District office at 724 27th Ave., at the rear of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building.

The candidates will highlight their experience with community education and their vision for agriculture and horticulture Extension in the Tanana District and at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A question-and-answer session will follow each 45-minute presentation.

Seefeldt is a research agronomist for the Agricultural Research Service in Fairbanks. Day is the Extension horticulture associate specialist and the master gardener coordinator for Montana State University Extension. Rader is the tribes Extension educator for UAF Cooperative Extension and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, and Emers is the owner of Rosie Creek Farm, a 40-acre organic farm near Fairbanks.

The public may participate at videoconference sites at the UAF campus and in Delta Junction. The first three presentations will be on videoconference at 307 O’Neill Building on UAF’s West Ridge and the final presentation will be at 245 O’Neill. The Delta Junction videoconference site is at the Delta Career Advancement Center.

Parties may also participate by audioconference by calling 800-893-8850 and entering the PIN 5711553. Audio participants are asked to call in by 9:55 a.m.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/ces

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