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Sept. 23, 24: Growing new farmers in two 12-week programs
September 5, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

CultivatingSuccessLogoEVERETT, Wash. – Helping people gain the knowledge needed to farm successfully is the focus of two courses in the Cultivating Success series from Washington State University Extension.

July 26: Forestry field day helps landowners care for trees
June 25, 2014

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

forest-day-80ARLINGTON, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the North Puget Sound Forestry Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Graves Property, 13818 184th St. NE (Mattson Road) near Arlington in Snohomish County.

WSU students aid in recovery after SR 530 mudslide
June 20, 2014

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

OSO, Wash. – Kendra Knepper’s father was among local firefighters involved in rescue efforts following the devastating mudslide along State Route 530 in March. Now, she’s glad to be involved herself. A criminal justice major at Washington State University, she is one of 10 interns working this summer in communities affected by the powerful landslide.

July courses teach how to preserve the harvest at home
June 18, 2014

jarEVERETT, Wash. – Juicy ripe peaches, snapping fresh green beans, sweet raspberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, some time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.

May 29: Free workshop in preparation for fire season
May 13, 2014

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

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00EVERETT, Wash. – With wildfire season approaching, woodland owners can get help to protect their property and assess risk at a free Firewise Workshop 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Camano Multipurpose Center (the blue building), 141 NE Camano Dr., Camano Island, 15 minutes from the I-5 Stanwood/Camano exit. 

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.

May 3-4: Livestock health, safety focus of workshops
April 14, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

livestock-four-80SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Demonstrations and hands-on workshops with live animals on keeping livestock happy and healthy will be Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4, at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 5421 S. Machias Road, Snohomish, Wash.