The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension service has a program – Small Business Development: Alaskan Home Grown – to assist Alaskans who want to develop their own small food businesses. Kate Idzorek is available to help investigate topics related to Alaska wild berry products, other specialty food products, cottage-based industries, and the development of the specialty and gourmet food industry in Alaska. One valuable service the program provides is the production of professional nutritional labels for small food producers. The purpose of the program is to provide individuals with connections to organizations, services, professionals, and the information they need to produce value-added products and support an Alaskan lifestyle.
We also provide a Certified Food Protection Manager training course throughout the state via Video Conference. This class is offered on a quarterly basis. See the calendar for upcoming classes.