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Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

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EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

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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 …

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 …

Jan. 19, 21: Develop/improve farm business plans

cows-smallDUVALL, Wash. – When Snoqualmie Valley farmers Bobbi and Chuck Lindemulder started West Valley Beef – their grass-fed, direct-to-customer beef operation – 15 years ago, they had livestock experience but little business know-how. » More …

Starts Nov. 16: WSU Extension offers beekeeping series

beeEVERETT, Wash. – The Master Beekeeper introductory/refresher course will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 16-Dec. 14, in McCollum Park at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The five-week course will repeat beginning Feb. 22. » More …

Transformative leadership sessions begin Sept. 14, Oct. 5

By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach and Innovation

tidal-leadershipPULLMAN, Wash. – You don’t have to make a big splash to be a great leader. Tidal Leadership, an online Washington State University certificate program, helps participants develop the calm awareness that leads to powerful action. » More …

Statewide fall courses cultivate farmer success

LettucePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success courses are designed to make starting and maintaining a farm business easier. The courses are offered regularly in counties across the state and can be taken in any order. Registration is open for fall courses. » More …

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash. » More …

Sept. 22: Course helps farmers start, run successful business

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farm-course-cowsEVERETT, Wash. – New and current farmers will gain skills in business planning and direct marketing in an in-depth course starting Sept. 22 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. » More …

Study abroad component enhances criminal justice class

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The group of WSU and University of Idaho students poses outside New Scotland Yard while a local news camera crew sets up for a police news conference.

PULLMAN, Wash. – In England, a coroner is more an investigating magistrate than someone who conducts autopsies. That’s among the differences discovered by students in Washington State University’s Criminal Justice Study Abroad CRM J 491 course during a spring break visit to London. » More …