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Landowners rediscover practice of farming the woods

By Rebecca Phillips, Washington State Magazine OLYMPIA, 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.

Extension’s Eco-Stewardship Program honored

WENATCHEE – Connecting at-risk youth with the natural environment and the life skills that go along with that has earned WSU Extension’s 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program recognition from National 4-H Headquarters. Directed by WSU Chelan County Extension educator Kevin Powers, the 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program has been named a 4-H Program of Distinction in the Natural Resource […]

Fire education for land and home owners

SPOKANE VALLEY – Fire experts from Oregon, Idaho and Washington will provide tools to help home and land owners better protect their properties from forest and wildland fires at a fire education workshop scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the CenterPlace Regional Events Center.   “In order for us to live […]

Extension hosts forest practices workshops

CHELAN – WSU Extension and the state Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office have teamed up to offer two sets of workshops around the state for small forest landowners. The first round of meetings will focus on educating the forestry community on DNR’s new program allowing applications for long-term forest practice permits valid […]

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 […]

Opening ceremonies slated for pathogen research facility

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Elected officials will join leaders of the state’s forest products, nursery and Christmas tree industries on Monday to tour and dedicate a new research biocontainment facility for plant pathogens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.Ceremonies will be held on Monday, April 24, with tours of the isolation unit beginning at […]