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Extension Bulletins bear fruits of early research, outreach

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. » More …

Anniversary stories speak to enduring value of Extension

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. » More …

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

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. » More …

War veterans find peace with a hoe and pitchfork

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. » More …

Jan. 25: Registration open for Country Living Expo

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. » More …