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Nov. 8: Farm recordkeeping workshop offered

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – Accurate and up-to-date financial records are essential for successful farms and agricultural businesses. A workshop, “Farm Recordkeeping for Productivity and Profitability,” will be offered 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, in Everett.

WSU, international researchers, publish apple genome

by Brian Charles Clark, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN – An international team of scientists from Italy, France, New Zealand, Belgium and the USA have published a draft sequence of the domestic apple genome in the current issue of Nature Genetics. The availability of a genome sequence for the apple will […]

WSU to host Nat’l Institute of Food and Agriculture Workshop

PULLMAN – Washington State University, in partnership with several national agricultural and food organizations, is hosting a one-day, workshop on the preparation and management of competitively awarded, systems-based grant applications. The event will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8.   Partnering with WSU are the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), the […]

Backyard henhouses mean fresh eggs on the table

  Andy Bary, a researcher at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, addresses a crowd of people enrolled in a workshop on raising chickens in Tacoma. (Photo by Chris Benedict, WSU Pierce County Extension)     TACOMA — Probably fewer than 100 people in Tacoma raise chickens for eggs, guesses Chris Benedict, WSU Pierce County Extension educator, […]

Farm walk to feature orchard production

PUYALLUP – Walk through an early spring organic orchard and learn effective marketing techniques for a variety of fruit. Dennis and Nancy Nicholson will share their expertise in direct marketing and running an on-site seasonal fruit stand which features their pears, apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries, grapes and preserves along with neighboring farms’ fruit. The Nicholsons […]

New farming, ranching courses offered

  PUYALLUP — This fall local farmers and those interested in becoming farmers have an opportunity to learn about new farming models. Selected county extension offices in Washington and Idaho are now taking registrations for a weekly course titled Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching. This evening course is part of an expanding series developed by […]