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Extension Seeks Comments on Long-Range Work Plan Extension Seeks Comments on Long-Range Work Plan


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2010


Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is seeking public comment on a draft plan that will guide work for the next five years.

The plan outlines goals, objectives and strategies in six areas: energy, health, food safety and security, economic development, climate change, and youth, family and community. It is linked from Extension’s home page at www.uaf.edu/ces. Comments may be made through a link on the site. The deadline for comments is June 15.

In addition to hundreds of comments received from Alaskans, the final plan will consider the results of a statewide poll conducted by Dittman Research and Communications Corp. The random-sample poll gathered information on issues of importance to Alaskans, public knowledge of Extension and the best methods to reach clients.

Extension director Fred Schlutt says he hopes the strategic plan will provide a blueprint for how Extension can be most helpful to Alaskans.

Extension is part of 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 on many topics, ranging from energy conservation and gardening to wood stove safety and making sauerkraut. 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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