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March 19: Women in ag network, learn across five states

women-in-ag-logo-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Women will learn how to use their communication style to manage, motivate and influence people at the annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be offered Saturday, March 19, simultaneously in 31 locations throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. » More …

Starting March 2: Class offered for woodland owners

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. » More …

April 15-16: Beef producers offered help in wake of wildfires

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

boot-campKENNEWICK, Wash. – Science-based strategies to help Washington’s $5 billion beef industry in the aftermath of the 2015 wildfires will be presented at a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp April 15-16 at Kennewick’s Benton County Fairgrounds. » More …

March 11-12: Landowners learn about selling their logs

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By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

AUBURN, Wash. – Woodland owners will learn to organize a timber sale that meets their objectives and is profitable and safe for their woodlot at the “Selling Logs from your Property” symposium March 11-12 at Green River College in Auburn. » More …

WSU-advised small business gets national recognition

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

kukuruza-popcornSEATTLE – KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn was one of 11 small businesses from around the country featured recently at the America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) annual legislative meetings in Washington, D.C. » More …

Work-ready alumnus helps Washington’s space industry grow

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

blue-origin-logoKENT, Wash. – Not many people can say they helped make history in their first job, but Washington State University alumnus Ron Bliesner can. » More …

Advisor boosts business’ failing expansion to doubled revenue

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By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TUKWILA, Wash. – If your furnace is working overtime and you still have a cold, drafty house, the usual suspects are old windows and poor insulation. Or maybe a worn out furnace. » More …

Advisor offers ‘second set of eyes’ for delivery business

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Mike-ArnoldLEAVENWORTH, Wash. – For more than a decade Mike Arnold was one of the most successful insurance agents in Washington, specializing in writing high cash-value life insurance policies. » More …

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

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. » More …

Starting Jan. 28: Seminars prepare for business plan contest

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Preparation for the 15th Annual Business Plan Competition April 22-23 will include weekly “resource nights” starting this month, hosted by the Washington State University Carson College of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. » More …