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Clark County children learning about food, farming

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Services

VANCOUVER, Wash. – This month, hundreds of fourth-grade students from around Clark County will participate in the Farm to Fork program, with field trips to Heritage Farm to plant potatoes and learn about where food comes from. » More …

June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas

field day wsuLIND, Wash.  – Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving issues regarding low falling numbers in alpha amylase enzyme measurements, perennial wheat, pea varieties and more at the annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, at the WSU Dryland Research Station. » More …

Understanding energy for more efficient agriculture

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – When you eat lunch, you might be thinking about work but probably just are enjoying the taste. John Peters is thinking about metabolism in the context of agriculture and energy. » More …

Feb. 24, 28 deadlines for free agriculture business gathering

PULLMAN, Wash. – Those interested in business startups are invited to the free, public “Pioneering Ideas in Agriculture” symposium all day Friday, March 17, in Smith CUE (room to be announced) at Washington State University. » More …

WSU sparks interest in vacancy-heavy ag career fields

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – For many high school and minority students who grow up in agriculture families, leaving the farm is a primary goal. But Washington State University’s Spark program is igniting interest among these teens in rewarding, profitable jobs in ag, where vacancies far outnumber applicants. » More …

Big weather warmup could cause hazards this week

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

melting snowPULLMAN, Wash. – While the 45-50 degree weather predicted mid-week in parts of the Pacific Northwest will bring long-awaited relief from frigid temperatures, snow and freezing rain, the warmup could trigger creek and river overflow and landslides, said meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet. » More …

Computer models find ancient solutions to modern problems

WSU scientists use data from archaeological sites like the 1,200-year-old Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, N.M., to study how ancient peoples adapted to climate change in the American Southwest. (Photo by Nate Crabtree)

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change. » More …

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research

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By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies. » More …