PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers who study ways to “beef up” and market sustainable products from cow manure will receive a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Mark Rey, the USDA will make the announcement and present the ceremonial check to the team of WSU researchers at the biological systems engineering anaerobic hot room at the Carver Farm on the WSU campus.

Directions: From Spokane, follow Hwy. 270 to Grand Avenue and turn right. Travel two blocks to Paradise Street (a one-way street) and make a left. Continue over the bridge. Turn left at Stadium Way (Starbucks faces the intersection). Turn right at the first stoplight onto Olympia Avenue, and drive approximately four-tenths of a mile. The entrance to Carver Farm is on the right, just past the intersection of Forest Way and Olympia Avenue.

Note to editors: Researchers from the project will be on hand in the laboratory to explain the project and to field questions regarding the practical application of their research.  Under Secretary Mark Rey will be available after the event to answer questions regarding the Conservation Innovation Grant Program and other conservation programs.