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Jan. 14: Webinar on bioenergy poplar hybridization
December 8, 2014

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

PULLMAN, Wash. – New poplar varieties grown for bioenergy using inter-specific hybridization and selection techniques will be discussed in a webinar sponsored by Washington State University Extension 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Jan. 31: Animal behaviorist Temple Grandin at country expo
December 5, 2014

Grandin-80STANWOOD, Wash. – The annual Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool Jan. 31 will offer more than 185 workshops and classes in skills from cheesemaking and beekeeping to agribusiness, landscape design and small-scale solar power.

Insight, advice help young entrepreneur stake her claim
December 2, 2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Claim-Clothing-Megan-West-80ELLENSBURG, Wash. – When Megan West needed funding to open a clothing store in Ellensburg, she knew it was a bad sign when loan officers asked about her age but not her bona fides.

Feb. 9: Early deadline for food ingredient short course
November 25, 2014

SEATTLE – Early registration is open through Feb. 9 for a short course about food ingredient technology to be held Feb. 25-26 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport. Last year’s course filled up quickly.

Through Jan. 5: Early registration for oilseed conference
November 19, 2014

cropping-logo-200KENNEWICK, Wash. – Discounted registration is open through Jan. 5 for the 2015 Pacific Northwest Oilseed and Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference, where new and proven strategies to improve crop production and income generation will be highlighted.

Two hired to oversee pharmacy program extension
November 18, 2014

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

two-pharmacy-hiresYAKIMA, Wash. – Angela Stewart and Stuart J. Muller will oversee extension of Washington State University’s doctor of pharmacy degree program to Yakima.

Dec. 8: Urban stream restoration plan presented
November 14, 2014

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A restoration and management plan for Mill Creek west of downtown will be presented by landscape architecture students from Washington State University at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in a Walla Walla City Council work session in council chambers on the second floor of 15 N. Third St.

Invading stink bug eats Cinderella’s pumpkins
November 12, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Why an insect the size of a fingernail has been compared to a great white shark is becoming more apparent as the brown marmorated stink bug accelerates across the Pacific Northwest.

Nov. 14: First poplar bioenergy crop to be harvested
November 10, 2014

Harvester-at-Pilchuck-Nov-100STANWOOD, Wash. – Researchers, bioenergy staff and extension professionals will conduct the initial poplar-for-bioenergy harvest in Snohomish County noon-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Pilchuck demonstration site.