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Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

Field Day speaker headshotVASHON ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners from Vashon will build skills to care for their trees at the Vashon Island Forest Owners Field Day, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Agren Memorial Park. » More …

Popular WSU license plates set $613K scholarship record

 

WSU-license platePULLMAN, Wash. – Scholarship funds from the Washington State University license plate, the number-one specialty plate in the state, hit a new record of $613,283 in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the WSU budget office. All of the proceeds go to scholarships for students in the WSU system. » More …

Three farm tours, training offered through WSU Extension

By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension

tractorEVERETT, Wash. – Three Farm Walks are scheduled this summer at Vashon Island, Auburn and Silvana as part of WSU Extension’s Cultivating Success™ program. » More …

Helping horses in hot weather

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

horse healthy eyePULLMAN, Wash. – Equine specialists at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are urging Inland Northwest horse owners to be a little more cautious with temperatures expected to hit or break 100 degrees again this coming week. » More …

Small business owners visit Japan, Korea, see export opportunities

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Nine Washington small business owners selling snack bars, organic flour, eyewear, processed hay, museum exhibits, glacier water, and heaters fueled by waste oil recently returned from a nine-day, business-to-business trade visit to Korea and Japan with sales and high expectations. » More …

Protect your pet’s feet from heat, burns

120 degree pavement temperatureBy Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets. » More …

WSU Extension: foresters, tree fruit staff earn national awards

WSU Extension Tree Fruit groupBy Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU Extension faculty members won awards this year from the Association of Natural Resource Professionals for their efforts connecting with small forest landowners. » More …

Dirt, rolly-pollies part of award-winning gardening program

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources

kids explore dirt, worms, insectsSPOKANE, Wash. – Worms and rolly-pollies work great at getting kids interested in gardening, and digging for these critters in a box of dirt is a big hit. » More …