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Cooperative Extension launches online resource

Submitted by Debbie Carter
Phone: 907-474-5406


For immediate release Feb. 18, 2008

Getting answers to life's questions just got a lot easier with the national launch of Cooperative Extension Service's valuable new online resource: www.eXtension.org.

Consumers may use the searchable site to get research-based answers from experts at land-grant universities across America who study subjects relevant to everyday life. Curious minds can find a range of information including tips on how to calculate their retirement readiness score, ease credit card debt or grow the best tomatoes on the block.

Use the www.eXtension.org site to "Ask the Experts" or to contact to more than 3,000 local Cooperative Extension offices with professionals who can help you locally. You'll get customized answers to your specific needs and more than 36,000 answers to frequently answered questions.

Cooperative Extension will celebrate the eXtension launch with a virtual ribbon-cutting Thursday, Feb. 21, in all 50 states. UAF Cooperative Extension will mark the launch at the Alaska State Office in Fairbanks.