Alaskans can proudly celebrate their seafood | Homer News

October is National Seafood Month. This month we’re looking to spread the word to eat more Alaska seafood — it’s good for your health. Alaskans can be proud that our state and offshore federal fisheries produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s domestic seafood harvest. Alaska’s production of more than 5.5 billion pounds is more than the whole nation consumes. Alaska seafood has a positive brand image across the nation that helps every Alaskan.

Read the full article at: Alaskans can proudly celebrate their seafood | Homer News.

Anchorage to Host 11th Annual Green Energy Conference

Conference Objective

The IGEC is a multi–disciplinary conference on energy systems and technologies with no/reduced environmental, economic and social impact, and provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, for the dissemination of high-quality research results, and for the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in energy sustainability and security. More information can be found at: http://www.iage-net.org/igec11.

Conference Date:  May 8 (Sunday) – 11 (Wednesday), 2016

Kodiak College First in Alaska to Offer ABCY Standard Certificates

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Kodiak College is the first in Alaska to offer certification classes for industry-recognized, life saving standards in small boat repair and maintenance. Listen to the full interview on Fish Radio here.

With new UAA program, Alaskans can stay in state to become pharmacists

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Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.

UAA announced Tuesday that students can apply to the joint pharmacy program — the university’s latest effort to produce more graduates with specific degrees in hopes that they stay in Alaska and join the state’s workforce. Between 10 and 15 first-year students will begin their schooling through the program next fall and hopefully graduate four years later as homegrown pharmacists, said Tom Wadsworth, ISU assistant dean of Alaska programs. Read the full ADN article here.