June 3: Author Bill Thorness talks about cool season gardening

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – Seattle writer and gardener Bill Thorness will share tips, tricks and techniques for extending the growing season 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

April 7-10: WSU hosts National Extension Energy Summit

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension SEATTLE – National speakers and urban and farm tours will be part of the National Extension Energy Summit for extension professionals and clean energy advocates April 7-10 in Seattle. Topics covered will include sustainable and renewable energy, home and farm energy efficiency and biomass energy programs.

Youth expand learning on farm business field trip

BREMERTON, Wash. – Structured learning and encouragement from adult volunteers/mentors plays a vital role in helping young people achieve success in life. Washington State University Extension 4-H youth recently explored career opportunities and a new international business model, as well as cool tractors, on a machinery field trip.

Extension leader earns award for community impact

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – Regional extension specialist Diana Roberts has been honored for engaging local farmers and volunteering in her community. She recently received the 2014 Pearl Award for Women’s Leadership and Mentorship from the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at […]

Feb. 25-26: Ingredient course improves food products

By Angela Lenssen, School of Food Science SEATTLE – Following strong reviews of its inaugural offering, an extension short course on food ingredient technology directed by Washington State University will be presented Feb. 25-26 in Seattle. Registration will open by Nov. 1.

July 24: State’s first tribal extension office celebrates

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences NESPELEM, Wash. – Washington State University and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will celebrate establishment of the state’s first self-directing tribal extension office on Thursday, July 24. The event will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. next door to the extension office near Bldg. […]

Congressman lauds WSU Extension’s century of service

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Doc Hastings, a Washington representative in the U.S. Congress, has added his voice to a Washington State University story project honoring the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service.