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Starts April 9: Vineyard care through the seasons

powdery-mildew-on-grapesBOW, Wash. – Three seasonal workshops about vineyard care will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, July 16 and Sept. 17 at the Allen Fire Station, 9061 Avon Allen Rd., in Bow. Each lecture and discussion will be followed by hand’s-on practice at a nearby vineyard guided by viticulturist Gary Moulton. » More …

Entrepreneurship accelerator will aid students, faculty, state

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Icorps-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to teach its faculty and students how to come up with the “Next Big Thing” and become better entrepreneurs. » More …

March 3-24: Free farm talks on both sides of state

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farmEVERETT, Wash. – Four free farm talks addressing the challenges facing small farms will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, at the Gray Wolf Building, 2000 Tower St., Everett, and at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, Wash. » More …

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 …