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Aug. 21-23: Grain Gathering offers fresh flavors, ideas
August 15, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

grain-gathering-logoMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Three top cookbook authors will participate in the Grain Gathering Aug. 21-23 at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536.

National association honors Mount Vernon manager
June 30, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Jeanne-Burritt-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Administrative manager Jeanne Burritt recently was honored for 20 years of service to a national association of employees who help their institutions and agencies gain access to excess U.S. government-owned equipment.

July 10: Field day highlights research, extension outreach
June 19, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Field-day-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A field tour, research updates and barbecue will highlight the free, public field day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536.

Bread lab blends state-of-the-art science with craft baking
June 16, 2014

MT. VERNON, Wash. – Scientists at WSU are breeding new varieties of wheat with farmers, millers, bakers, and chefs in mind. From more than 40,000 wheat varieties growing at the WSU Northwestern Research and Extension Center in Mt. Vernon, they’re evaluating the typical qualities wheat breeders look for such as yield and disease resistance. But they’re also analyzing how new varieties respond to milling, mixing, rising and baking.

Chef praises WSU wheat breeder in New York Times bestseller
June 5, 2014

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

Jones-80SEATTLE – If Dan Barber had his way, there would be a wheat breeder like Stephen Jones in every corner of every state. Jones features prominently in the new New York Times bestseller, “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food,” written by Barber, chef and owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns Food and Agriculture Center in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Video: Brewers, distillers thirsty for local barley flavors
May 28, 2014

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

barley-160MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Using traditional breeding techniques, scientists at Washington State University are developing barley varieties with qualities that are sought after for making malted barley – the staple ingredient of beer and whiskey.

June 22-24: WSU hosts state 4-H conference
May 22, 2014

4-H-national-logo-2012-80pPULLMAN, Wash. – Robotics, identity theft, cheese making and paying for college will be among the workshop topics at the annual statewide 4-H Teen Conference, to be held June 22-24 at Washington State University Pullman.

WSU announces the name for its stellar new apple
May 21, 2014

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

Cosmic-crisp-200PULLMAN, Wash.— The newest Washington State University apple, designated WA 38, is one step closer to hitting supermarkets with announcement of its brand name, Cosmic Crisp.

June 12: Drought, wheat, alternatives topics at field day
May 15, 2014

Lind-research-stationLIND, Wash. – The 98th annual Washington State University Lind Field Day will be Thursday, June 12, at the WSU Dryland Research Station north of Lind, Wash. Registration for the free, public event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the field tour starting at 9 a.m.