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Organic agriculture major expands to Western Washington
November 9, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

WSU Everett buildingEVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington residents now have the option to earn a Washington State University degree in organic agriculture in their own back yard.

Hoophouses give WSU organic farm an early launch
April 25, 2017

By Scott Weybright, CAHNRS Communicationspicking spinach

PULLMAN, Wash. — When you’re a teaching farm at a university, the winter and early spring months require creativity and innovation.

“There just isn’t much for students to do in the fields in the spring semester,” said Brad Jaeckel, manager of the Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm. “So using season extenders, like our hoophouses, is really valuable for them to get some hands-on experience.”

Certification helps WSU assist local farmers
January 30, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

NORDLAND, Wash. – Historic Twin Vista Ranch, part of Washington State University agricultural extension, recently earned certified organic status.

WSU organic farm offers food bank patrons fresh choices
December 7, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

squash-webPULLMAN, Wash. – More than 4,000 pounds of certified-organic student-grown produce from Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm has been provided to 13 food pantries in Whitman County this year to feed hundreds of families in need.

$2M grant funds continuing WSU research of organic quinoa
October 31, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

quinoa-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University just completed four years determining the best varieties of organic quinoa for Pacific Northwest farmers to grow. A new grant will help researchers assess crop yields, prices and more to help growers turn a profit.