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Sparking an interest in agriculture

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

tank of floating applesPROSSER, Wash. – Towering more than 40 feet high and able to hold more than 30,000 gallons of liquid, the enormous wine tanks at Four Feathers Wine Estates were an impressive and a little intimidating sight to area high school students. » More …

Washington SBDC arrives in Washington, D.C., with a Whooshh

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

SEATTLE, Wash. – Whooshh Innovations, creator of the so-called Salmon Cannon, was highlighted at the America’s Small Business Development Center’s Client Showcase on Capitol Hill last week. » More …

Battle for Spinach: Tiny crop, huge value, no virgin soil, big trouble

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble. » More …

Bread Lab director Stephen Jones earns Pellegrini Award

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


MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Stephen Jones, director of the Washington State University Bread Lab and professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Angelo Pellegrini Award. » More …

Nursing to launch graduate certificate in public health

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing


SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing will introduce a Graduate Certificate in Public Health with enrollment to begin in the fall. » More …

Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop

Palouse farm fields and soilPULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion. » More …

‘Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning’ course offered through WSU Extension

farmers market booth VANCOUVER, Wash. – Starting or expanding a small farm or agricultural business marks the focus of a WSU Extension course, titled “Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning,” to begin Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Hazel Dell, Wash. » More …