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Science Writing Workshop Dec. 4 is Free
November 29, 2017

In this free workshop, participants will learn about the publication process, the foundations of good scientific writing, constructing a manuscript, and the scientific review process.

A good apple (cider)
October 4, 2017

Did you know the cider apple research program was started at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in 1979?

Cider industry gains WSU Extension ally
April 3, 2017

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Washington State University is helping bolster the surging hard cider industry with the hiring of Bri Ewing as a food and fermentation specialist at the Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center.

Scientists discover perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass
January 12, 2017

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – With a hybrid crop called Salish Blue, scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species with the potential to help Pacific Northwest farmers and the environment.

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support
October 20, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear.

Ask Dr. Universe: How do spiders make silk?
October 4, 2016

Dr-Universe-230MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Spiders can do some amazing things with their sticky, stretchy and super-strong silk. We cats are pretty curious about these little silk-spinning machines, too.

Flour company expands classes to new Bread Lab
September 26, 2016

baking-classMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, will expand its baking school this fall from New England to Washington State University’s Bread Lab in the Skagit Valley.