Resources from UOG’s Cooperative Extension Service
The Cooperative Extension Service is a program at the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Guam to partner with many other local and federal agencies, such as the Department of Agriculture, USDA, Pacific Land Grant Alliance (PLGA), Soil and Water Conservation District, and many more. There are two components to the program: Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and Communities, Youth, Family, Food, Nutrition (CYFFN).
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
Have you had some unwanted pests in your garden or farm? ANR has a Pest Diagnostics service and will provide control recommendations! They even have a Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory and provide analytical services to the Guam community and the Micronesian region.
With various publications and online resources to choose from, you are sure to learn something new. The Sustainable Agriculture Resource Website is an awesome link and you can even explore some videos that focus on Tilapia Hatcheries, Recirculating Aquaculture, Agroforestry, and more!
The Portable Extension Office for Program Literature Exchange (PEOPLE) has a wide variety of topics ranging from chickens and goats, soil quality, and disaster management to citrus propogation and even canning and freezing produce and meat! If you want to learn more about an agriculture related topic, chances are this portal has what you are looking for.
Communities, Youth, Family, Food, Nutrition (CYFFN)
The goal of Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) is to build social/cultural, physical/built, and political/economic environments that will promote active play and intake of healthy food to prevent young child obesity in the Pacific Region. They also provide informative resources and publications that include Raised Garden Beds, Mulching, Seed Propagation, and more.
4-H Guam assists youth, primarily ages 9-19, in acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.
Activites included are arts and crafts, photography, computer, entomology, horticulture, fisheries, youth finance, nutrition and fitness, sports, and health rocks.
Community Systems is a cooperative process in which people of the community and government leaders arrive at group decisions and, together, design programs to strengthen the social and economic well-being of our island community.
The Food Safety program provides education, workshops, and trainings on how to prevent food-borne illnesses.
The home food processing education includes canning, pickling, drying, freezing, sausage making, and fruit juicing processing. Don’t miss out on these workshops! If you are unable to attend, don’t forget that they have some awesome links on various topics including, but not limited to, home food processing, fruit and vegetable processing, and food safety inspection service.
The Knowledge@Guam Initiative (KGI) offers an opportunity for the University of Guam to initiate, drive and coordinate community-centric knowledge management efforts
The Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the conservation, development, and the use of soil and water resources of Guam in order to control and prevent soil erosion and flooding, and to improve agriculture water management.
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