WSU Cougar Head Logo Washington State University
WSU Insider
News and Information for Faculty, Staff, and the WSU Community

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.

Next Story

Recent News

WSU ‘Q fever’ research earns $3 million in funding

Q fever naturally infects goats, sheep, and cattle. If transmitted to humans, the infection can lead to diverse clinical outcomes including flu-like symptoms, miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women.

UREC training helps Cougs rescue injured Grand Canyon hiker

The hiker looked like she might be taking a break from the strenuous ascent from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but it was clear she was in trouble when WSU students Alana Duvall and Johannah Ludwig reached her.

WSU-led report backs nationwide wastewater-disease surveillance

A report, from a national committee chaired by WSU’s Guy Palmer, recommends investing in wastewater testing for infectious diseases across the country, as some organizations have done for COVID-19.

Find More News

Subscribe for more updates