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WSU Aggie of the Year ready to support farming
May 4, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

JenicaHagler-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Growing up in the rural town of Kuna, Idaho, Jenica Hagler found chores like feeding livestock, helping newborn calves and showing animals at the fair to be life lessons — challenging but satisfying.

NARA member receives approval for bio-jet fuel
April 12, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) congratulates our fuels partner, Gevo, Inc. for ASTM International’s inclusion of Gevo’s alcohol to jet (ATJ) synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) into ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons). This inclusion makes Gevo’s ATJ-SPK eligible to be used as a blending component, up to 30%, in standard Jet A-1 fuel used by commercial airlines in the United States and in many other countries around the globe.

Starting March 29: Class offered for woodland owners
February 24, 2016

LoggingEVERETT, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees through a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 29-May 17, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. A field day will be Saturday, April 30.

Starting March 2: Class offered for woodland owners
February 16, 2016

woodland-owners-course-1VASHON, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees through a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 2-April 20, at the Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd. A field day will be Saturday, April 2.

March 2: Webinar on carbon tax, biofuel policy
February 16, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – A webinar on the effectiveness of a Pacific Northwest revenue-neutral carbon tax as it relates to federal biofuel policy will be hosted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest.

Jan. 19: ‘Cultivating Success’ helps establish, grow small farms
January 11, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

small farmEVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching, begins Jan. 19 and will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. It is the first course in the Cultivating Success series.

Jan. 8-9: Rebuilding west side grain economy
January 4, 2016

grains-logoOLYMPIA, Wash. – Rebuilding a regional grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains will be the focus of the 2016 Cascadia Grains Conference Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9, in Olympia and field-trip sites throughout Thurston County.

Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research
December 1, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.