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$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

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

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture. » More …

Oct. 25-26: SBDC hosts for new-to-exporting workshop

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

sbdc logoMOSES LAKE, Wash. – New-to-export business owners are invited to a two-day export readiness workshop Oct. 25-26 presented by the Washington Small Business Development Center and hosted by the economic development councils in Grant and Adams counties. » More …

Venture capital firm co-founder named to Board of Regents

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Redman

PULLMAN, Wash. – Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner of the Seattle-based Flying Fish Partners venture capital firm, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. » More …

Oct. 18: Series starts on growing your own groceries

By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension

lush gardenEVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food — whether on an apartment deck or on many acres — is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park. » More …

Whistleblower Act encourages reporting, protects employees

whistlePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington state’s “Whistleblower Act,” RCW 42.40, was enacted to encourage state employees to report improper governmental actions. A whistleblower is entitled to protection from reprisal or retaliatory action. » More …

Willoughby, Kruger recognized for outstanding faculty contributions

Willoughby, Bernardo, Kruger (l-r)PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU faculty members, Chad Kruger and Jessica Willoughby, were recognized by Provost Dan Bernardo at the Sept. 2 WSU vs. Montana State football game for their outstanding contributions as faculty members. » More …

Sept. 11-15: WSU Staff Appreciation Week

By Stephanie Rink, Carson College of Business

wsu logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Take a pause to celebrate the hard work of WSU staff at Staff Appreciation Week events from Sept. 11-15, sponsored by the Administrative Professional Advisory Council. » More …

Sept. 9: Community apple pressing, cider making to reveal urban bounty

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

WA 2 will be marketed as Sunrise Magic. Photo by Kate Evans, WSU
WA 2, Sunrise Magic

SEATTLE, Wash. – Fruit trees abound in Seattle and its surrounding metro areas — and that’s a sweet opportunity for its community members. Plucking ripe apples straight from your city block means crisp cider at your table.
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