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Sept. 18: ‘Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching’ series begins

harvested vegetablesSNOHOMISH, Wash. – The fall course series, “Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching,” will begin Sept. 18 and, for the first time, simulcast to three locations near Stanwood, Enumclaw and Vashon Island. » More …

Three farm tours, training offered through WSU Extension

By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension

tractorEVERETT, Wash. – Three Farm Walks are scheduled this summer at Vashon Island, Auburn and Silvana as part of WSU Extension’s Cultivating Success™ program. » More …

Clark County children learning about food, farming

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Services

VANCOUVER, Wash. – This month, hundreds of fourth-grade students from around Clark County will participate in the Farm to Fork program, with field trips to Heritage Farm to plant potatoes and learn about where food comes from. » More …

June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas

field day wsuLIND, Wash.  – Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving issues regarding low falling numbers in alpha amylase enzyme measurements, perennial wheat, pea varieties and more at the annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, at the WSU Dryland Research Station. » More …

Aug. 29: Free farm walk/talk introduces Cultivating Success

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-walkCARNATION, Wash. – A free farm walk and talk will help small farmers and those who wish to farm learn more about the Cultivating Success program, which provides tools to create, develop and expand a sustainable farm operation. » More …

Scientists publish case study for growing food on Mars

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MartianPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and the University of Idaho are helping students figure out how to farm on Mars, much like astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, attempts in the critically acclaimed movie “The Martian.” » More …

Statewide fall courses cultivate farmer success

LettucePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success courses are designed to make starting and maintaining a farm business easier. The courses are offered regularly in counties across the state and can be taken in any order. Registration is open for fall courses. » More …