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Oct. 31: Professor talks about research entrepreneurism

DhingraPULLMAN, Wash. – Measuring the impact of research is important to universities, funding agencies and the public. At Washington State University, programs like the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors and the National Science Foundation I Corps site are examples of how the Office of Research and colleges are supporting entrepreneurship and industrial outreach. » More …

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear. » More …

Nov. 30: Food extrusion course focuses on pulse products

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

extrusionPULLMAN, Wash. – Food processors will learn extrusion techniques for making their products in a Washington State University Extension course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the WSU/UI School of Food Science at the Pullman campus. » More …

Sept. 28: Clients share about success with business advising

aziz-makhaniCOLFAX, Wash. – Free, confidential business advising available through the Washington Small Business Development Center will be discussed at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Historic Perkins House in Colfax. Part of the Cup o’ Joe monthly business support group, the presentation will also feature two area entrepreneurs who have benefited from SBDC advising. » More …

Today’s water needs outweigh tomorrow’s risks in Kenya

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

young-left-and-byersPULLMAN, Wash. – A three-year study at Washington State University has found that Kenyan farmers prefer a rent-to-own option when buying treadle irrigation pumps if they can’t afford outright cash purchase and can’t wait for layaway. » More …

Starting Sept. 14, 22: Courses teach forest stewardship

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forest-250REPUBLIC, Wash. – Weekly forest stewardship coached planning courses for landowners of five to thousands of acres will begin in September in Republic and Tum Tum, Wash., hosted by Washington State University forest extension. » More …

Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

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

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island. » More …

A win-win for farmers and slowing climate change

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Bill-Pan-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate change is already transforming agriculture in Washington. To help farmers deal with climate change, Bill Pan, a Washington State University professor of crop and soil sciences, is talking to them about ways to both adapt to changes and slow them down. » More …