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WSU No. 1 in USDA research, development expenditures
March 13, 2018

usda logoBy Karen Hunt, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University tops the list of U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures, according to the most recent figures available.

Sparking an interest in agriculture
March 2, 2018

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.

Bread Lab director Stephen Jones earns Pellegrini Award
February 15, 2018

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.

Campus climate issues addressed by faculty, staff, students
February 2, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five working groups comprised of more than 110 Washington State University students, faculty and staff have begun meeting to develop recommendations for creating a more inclusive and welcoming community at WSU campuses system-wide.

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Jan 22, 24, 25: Three oilseed workshops offered
January 17, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Oilseed Workshops at three locations, hosted by Washington State University Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension, are scheduled for January 22-25 in Eastern Washington.

Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop
January 12, 2018

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.

Feb. 21-22: Urban Green Infrastructure Summit presented
December 22, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. – Today’s metropolitan areas face a myriad of complex infrastructure, management and social challenges. To help cities successfully tackle those issues, the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research will present the Urban Green Infrastructure Summit on Feb. 21-22 at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Ore.

Research identifies new fungi causing ugly disease in peonies
December 21, 2017

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

peony bud with fungusPULLMAN, Wash. – Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing peonies for a thriving global market. But a devastating fungus called Botrytis is limiting market growth and profits for Northwest farmers.

Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms
December 1, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

small farm

EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

Brooks named SBDC advisor for Skagit, Island, San Juan counties
November 13, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cynthia Ann Brooks has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center in Skagit County where she provides no-cost, confidential advising to entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to start, grow or transition a business.

Businesses today operate in a rapidly changing world, Brooks said, and successful businesses are those that can both adapt to changing conditions and pivot to new opportunities. “Business as usual is what we do without thinking about it,” Brooks said. As an SBDC advisor, “we are in a position to help people think things through in a different way.”

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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.

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming
October 13, 2017

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.

Oct. 25-26: SBDC hosts for new-to-exporting workshop
October 10, 2017

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.

Oct. 18: Series starts on growing your own groceries
October 4, 2017

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.