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Jan. 25: Registration open for Country Living Expo

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

cattlemen's-winterschool-logo-250STANWOOD, Wash. — The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool will offer more than 175 workshops and classes in skills from cheesemaking and beekeeping to agribusiness, landscape design and small-scale solar power. » More …

Discovering western Washington grains in a glass

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Demand for locally grown beer and booze has set the stage for craft brewing and distilling industries to capitalize on the flavors of western Washington wheat and barley. » More …

Looking back at autumn: Average season ends with chill

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – Autumn weather in Washington typically becomes increasingly active from September to November, but that was not the case in 2013. September kicked off the season with a superstorm, one of the highlights of the fall. » More …

4-H gets STEM grant to mentor underserved youth

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

stem-4-H-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A new grant will bring more science education to youth in Washington state. Children and teens in five counties and three tribal nations will have increased access to a wide variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities along with more opportunities for youth/adult partnerships. » More …

Researchers win national award for sustainable ag

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Plants growing with plastic mulches in a high tunnel at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwest Research and Extension Center. (Photo by Carol Miles, WSU)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – For the first time, tomato growers using high tunnels (low-cost greenhouses, http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/hightunnels/) in western Washington can manage one of the most serious plant diseases organically, said plant pathologist Debra Inglis. » More …