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Extension Bulletins bear fruits of early research, outreach
May 6, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Victory-Gardens-cover-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For today’s information seekers, who can find answers in minutes with a few keystrokes, it’s hard to imagine a time when rural dwellers were cut off from knowledge for the most fundamental reasons. No electricity. No car. No phone. No nearby expert to explain why a cow gave birth to her calf prematurely.

Anniversary stories speak to enduring value of Extension
May 5, 2014

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

WAITING KATE list of Ext. 100 events (1)PULLMAN, Wash. – “If you eat, Extension has helped you. Whether you know it or not,” said Debbie Niehenke, a 4-H leader and farmer in Whitman County, Wash. Niehenke recently shared her thoughts about Washington State University Extension as part of an oral history project launched in honor of the service’s 100th birthday.

May 15: Whitman Co. part of state’s extension celebrations
May 1, 2014

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

Ext. 100 logo 80COLFAX, Wash. – Whitman County will participate in the 100th anniversary celebrations for Washington State University Extension with an open house, ice cream social, time capsule collection kickoff and food drive noon-4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Public Service Building in Colfax, Wash.

‘Culture of the Land’ connects teachers to local research
May 1, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

wheat-field-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Educators and students from six area school districts recently engaged in hands-on activities that will help them integrate science curricula and collaborate with each other. The “Culture of the Land” workshop at Washington State University Mount Vernon focused on local grains and bread making.

4-H volunteers feel impact, offer help after Oso mudslide
April 30, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Lilianna with horstOSO, Wash. – For 4-H volunteers like Debbie Foster, helping in a crisis is second nature. When 150 cattle needed to be moved because of flooding from the Oso mudslide, she showed up with her trailer to get the job done.

Student internships to support Oso mudslide recovery
April 30, 2014

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

Devon-Seymour-and-Grayson-Parr-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will offer student internships to help communities along State Route 530 recover from the mudslide that occurred near Oso, Wash., on March 22.

Visit aims to inspire science interest in Native students
April 30, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

groves-price-p-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As it turns out, Cinco de Mayo will also be a Native American celebration this year – at least for a busload of eighth- and ninth-graders from Paschal Sherman Indian School, part of the Colville Tribe in Omak, Wash.

John Gardner named new VP for development
April 29, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Gardner-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd announced this morning the appointment of John Gardner as new vice president for development and CEO of the WSU Foundation. Gardner will assume his new responsibilities effective July 1.

WSU pilots effort to help families eat healthy on a budget
April 21, 2014

4-H-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Studies show 16.2 million U.S. children live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Washington State University Extension 4-H has received $150,000 to engage 2,500 youth and families in 13 counties in the 4-H Food Smart Families program.