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Temple Grandin, WSU experts featured at Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Grandin petting a beef cow.
Temple Grandin with a beef cow.

Internationally famed animal scientist Temple Grandin will join Washington State University researchers and Pacific Northwest farmers and artisans at the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, co‑hosted by WSU Extension, Saturday, Jan. 26, in Stanwood, Washington.

Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, livestock industry consultant and autism spokesperson, will give the keynote address, “Behavioral Principles & Reducing Stress in Animal Handling.”

Joining extension experts to share practical information with small farmers, Steve Fransen, research agronomist and WSU Extension Specialist in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, will give a second keynote talk, “Grazing Investigation: Does the Summer Drought Rob Your Grass Bank?”

The annual expo and winter school offers education and networking opportunities for Northwest farmers and livestock producers, entrepreneurs, gardeners, orchardists, home canners and artisans. Participants can learn about innovations and best practices from extension researchers and experts in 170 classes in topics ranging from livestock, poultry and bees to pouring a cement slab, welding and spinning yarn. A trade show with more than 60 vendors offers new product ideas.

The expo is presented by WSU Extension, the Livestock Master Foundation, the Tri‑County Cattlemen’s Association, sponsored by Stanwood Future Farmers of America, and is held at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd Street NW. Admission is $75, $10 for students under a special sponsored rate.

View a full list of classes.

Learn more at the WSU Extension event website or by calling Skagit Extension, 360‑428‑4270.

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