Over 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Extension Week in Delta March 21-25.
In all there were twenty classes scheduled Monday through Friday.
There was strong community interest with several people signed up for multiple classes, and in spite of the warm sunny days we had good participation. It was wonderful.
We are grateful to our extension support from Fairbanks: Darcy Etcheverry, Glen Holt, Marla Lowder, Roxie Rogers Dinstel, and Steven Seefeldt, and Delta’s CES IPM technician Nellie Troit. Thank You, your programs were very well received, and we continue to hear wonderful comments about the classes that were offered. Thanks to our local Salcha-Delta SWCD employees: Colin Barnard, Tammie Kovalenko, Lene Meghan, and Jeff Mason who presented on a wide variety of topics that drew good crowds. We had two presenters from Fairbanks that sparked a considerable amount of interest with their talks, one on Chaga by Paul Heflinger, and the other Mushrooms by Sveta and Igor Pasternak. Local producers Jan and Bryce Wrigley of the “Alaska Flour Company” hosted a class on Barley, which was very well received and judged, “delicious” by all who attended. Ellie Mason, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Delta, won the class over with her bee knowledge and passion for honey.
It was an amazing week, and we are thankful for all the support of the Delta Career Advancement Center, the continued support of our extension professionals, and our community.
Christina M. Roden
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension Service