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Extension Bulletins bear fruits of early research, outreach
May 6, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Victory-Gardens-cover-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For today’s information seekers, who can find answers in minutes with a few keystrokes, it’s hard to imagine a time when rural dwellers were cut off from knowledge for the most fundamental reasons. No electricity. No car. No phone. No nearby expert to explain why a cow gave birth to her calf prematurely.

Anniversary stories speak to enduring value of Extension
May 5, 2014

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

WAITING KATE list of Ext. 100 events (1)PULLMAN, Wash. – “If you eat, Extension has helped you. Whether you know it or not,” said Debbie Niehenke, a 4-H leader and farmer in Whitman County, Wash. Niehenke recently shared her thoughts about Washington State University Extension as part of an oral history project launched in honor of the service’s 100th birthday.

May 15: Whitman Co. part of state’s extension celebrations
May 1, 2014

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

Ext. 100 logo 80COLFAX, Wash. – Whitman County will participate in the 100th anniversary celebrations for Washington State University Extension with an open house, ice cream social, time capsule collection kickoff and food drive noon-4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Public Service Building in Colfax, Wash.

Afghan extension project assesses progress, moves ahead
April 3, 2014

Afghan-conference-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Afghanistan is working to rebuild its culture, economy and institutions – and a brighter future – by increasing its capacity to deliver extension programs at the local level. Washington State University is part of a consortium of leading land grant universities assisting the effort.

War veterans find peace with a hoe and pitchfork
March 19, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

CultivatingSuccessLogo-250SEQUIM, Wash. – Military veterans on the Olympic Peninsula are healing invisible wounds of war by tending the earth. They are part of a trend taking root across the country called agrotherapy, which helps veterans not only overcome difficulties like post-traumatic stress syndrome but also gain skills to help support themselves and their families.

On-farm workshops assess costly disease risk in beef
February 6, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

beef-plate-170MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Free, voluntary, on-farm assessments will continue through March to help beef cow-calf producers across the state reduce the risk a deadly respiratory disease poses to their herds.

Jan. 25: Registration open for Country Living Expo
January 8, 2014

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

cattlemen's-winterschool-logo-250STANWOOD, Wash. — The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool will offer more than 175 workshops and classes in skills from cheesemaking and beekeeping to agribusiness, landscape design and small-scale solar power.

Football coach’s contract extended through 2018
November 18, 2013

By WSU Athletics

Leach-M-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Bill Moos, Washington State University director of athletics, has extended head football coach Mike Leach’s contract through the 2018 season, Moos announced today.

Nov. 16: Help pollinators by taking beekeeper course
October 29, 2013

EVERETT, Wash. – Three sessions of a five-week course for novice beekeepers will be offered beginning in November, January and February through Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Class size is limited.