Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Call to Artists: Ragfinery’s Sewing Rodeo LIVE Sewing Challenge

Aug 15th, 2017

Ragfinery has a new event this fall for showcasing creative reuse, offering the Sewing Rodeo during two days in September. In celebration of National Sewing Month in September, Ragfinery will invite six teams of two to enter this friendly 2-day LIVE sewing and design challenge. Teams will be given their design parameters, and have one evening to envision their project, doing a
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Fair time: Calling all makers for entries, exhibits

Aug 3rd, 2017
Fair time: Calling all makers for entries, exhibits

 by Mary Vermillion There is still time to enter collections and exhibits in this year’s Northwest Washington Fair. And Amanda Stidham, superintendent for baking, canning and sewing, sincerely hopes you will. “Anyone from any age and background can enter,” Stidham said. “We’ve had ages 3 to 101 (participate) and love to see everyone come to
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Over 400 attend grand opening of Bread Lab

Aug 2nd, 2017

BURLINGTON – More than 400 people attended the grand opening of the Bread Lab on Wednesday, July 26, presented by Washington State University and the Port of Skagit. The new 12,000-square-foot facility located at the Port of Skagit includes the research lab, milling room, commercial kitchen, and King Arthur Flour baking classes. The Bread Lab
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WBA, Whatcom Family Farmers offer agribusiness study, farm tour Aug. 24

Aug 2nd, 2017

WHATCOM – The Whatcom Business Alliance, in collaboration with Whatcom Family Farmers, will host a Whatcom County agri-business economic impact study, lunch and a chartered farm tour on Thursday, Aug. 24. Hart Hodges, of WWU Business and Economic Development Center, will present current economic data related to local agri-business, including berry, dairy, produce and other
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Livestock Training offered this fall

Aug 1st, 2017

SKAGIT – The WSU Livestock Advisor program begins a 10-week series of classes Sept. 12 at the Burlington WSU Skagit County Extension office. Livestock covered includes sheep, goats, beef, swine, rabbits, poultry, and livestock guardian dogs. Topics range from housing needs, feeding, breeding, and fencing to raising livestock sustainably, mud and manure management, and weed
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Community First garden tour Aug. 10

Aug 1st, 2017

WHATCOM – The WSU Whatcom County Extension’s Community First Garden Project is offering a summer garden and project tour on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 4-6 p.m. The tour is free and open to the public, and includes five gardens starting at the City of Bellingham’s Happy Valley Community Garden and ending at Ferndale Friendship Garden.
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Farm internship program expands

Jul 31st, 2017

STATE – The Farm Internship Project, which started as a pilot project offered in northwest counties of Washington State in 2010, now includes 16 counties following the signing of HB 1906 by the State Legislature. Effective July 23, the project added Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, and Walla Walla counties, and extends through Dec. 31, 2019. Farms
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New state law passes protections for agritourism operators; signs necessary

Jul 31st, 2017

STATE – The State Legislature passed a new law, effective July 23, providing additional liability protections for agritourism business operators. According to Senate Bill 5808, an agritourism professional is not liable for unintentional injury, loss, damage, or death resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of an agritourism activity, with certain exceptions. To benefit from this
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Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show coming up

Jul 15th, 2017

LYNDEN – The annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show is coming up Aug. 2-5. In connection with the 100th anniversary of the John Deere Tractor, the 2017 event featured tractor is John Deere. Visitors can see displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines, and learn how equipment was used in
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Public invited to tour research plots during annual WSU Field Day

Jul 7th, 2017
Public invited to tour research plots during annual WSU Field Day

MOUNT VERNON –  The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day, which began in the 1940s, is free and open to the public. Beginning at 3 p.m. faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. Hear about current research projects
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