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Rock Doc column: From shopping bags to alternative fuels
April 29, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits under the kitchen sink and the wastebasket that’s in the bathroom. I also have the joy of using them to pick up poop deposited by Buster Brown, my faithful mutt from the pound.

Crowds prompt Ferdinand’s to open this Saturday
April 22, 2014

Ferdinand's-80PULLMAN, Wash. — There’s good news for anyone craving Ferdinand’s ice cream this weekend. The Washington State University creamery’s ice cream shop will be open 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets
April 21, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Colorful-carrots-at-farmers-market-by-Michael-Porter-CC-120WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that could help shape strategies and policies to sustain them.

April 21: WSU to host aerospace research symposium
April 15, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Featuring the theme, “Advancing Public-Private Partnerships in Aerospace,” the second annual research symposium of The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) will be held April 21 in the Compton Union Building at Washington State University.

Young scientists earn top honors for bread experiment
April 14, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

science-fair-winners-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Two high-school sophomores who reduced gluten strength in bread earned first place in the food sciences category at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, held April 4-5 in Bremerton.

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.

May 20-22: Comprehensive beef industry program
April 9, 2014

Beef-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – An intensive beef industry workshop for everyone from livestock producers, educators and veterinarians to beef marketers, retailers and chefs will be May 20-22 at Washington State University Pullman.

April 26: Tools, horsepower for the small farm at workshop
April 8, 2014

spader-160EVERETT, Wash. – From wheel hoes, seeders and cultivators to binders, thrashers, walk-behinds and spaders, the tools available to modern farmers can be overwhelming. The workshop “Tools, Equipment and Horsepower for the Small Farm: a Practical Look at What Works” will help participants gain knowledge to make the most of equipment purchases.