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April 7-10: WSU hosts National Extension Energy Summit
March 24, 2015

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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.

March 14: Workshops explore west side wine grape growing
February 24, 2015

vineyard-careEVERETT, Wash. – Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

Youth expand learning on farm business field trip
February 19, 2015

Wash-4-HBREMERTON, 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
October 15, 2014

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

Diana-Roberts-80SPOKANE, 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 Washington State University.

Former WSU Extension dean named to 4-H hall of fame
October 3, 2014

Tate-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Michael J. Tate, the former dean of Washington State University Extension and just-retired chief diversity officer and human development professor, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 10 for his lifetime achievements and contributions.

WSU Extension celebrates 100 years of service
September 8, 2014

Extension 100BELLINGHAM, Wash. – One of the lesser known roles and values of WSU Extension is its ability to respond to new challenges and issues facing the counties where offices are located.

Feb. 25-26: Ingredient course improves food products
August 14, 2014

By Angela Lenssen, School of Food Science

GanjyalSEATTLE – 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
July 18, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Colville-80NESPELEM, 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. #888, 9 Methow St., Nespelem, Wash., 99155.

Congressman lauds WSU Extension’s century of service
July 11, 2014

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

Doc-Hastings-80PULLMAN, 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.

July 10: Field day highlights research, extension outreach
June 19, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Field-day-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A field tour, research updates and barbecue will highlight the free, public field day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536.