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Clark County children learning about food, farming
June 9, 2017

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.

June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas
May 24, 2017

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.

Aug. 29: Free farm walk/talk introduces Cultivating Success
August 3, 2016

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.

Scientists publish case study for growing food on Mars
October 20, 2015

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.”

Landowners rediscover practice of farming the woods
October 1, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, Washington State Magazine

farm-the-woodsOLYMPIA, Wash. – Jim Freed came to Washington State University to work with Christmas trees, but he started getting questions about what else people could do with their land besides watch the trees grow.

Statewide fall courses cultivate farmer success
September 3, 2015

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.

WSU Extension hosts first visit by global farming scholars
July 28, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

nuffield-trust-logoCOLFAX, Wash. – Farmers from half a world away got an inside look at Washington agriculture and research this summer, with help from Washington State University Extension.

Farming’s future discussed with WSU’s top ag graduate
April 13, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Brandon-Nickels-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Brandon Nickels, the 2015 Aggie of the Year at Washington State University, knows farming is hard. He also knows it’s for him.