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Small Fruit Conference Dec. 4-5

Nov 25th, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. Researchers, farmers and policy-makers will present topics of new research, emerging issues and ideas for farm and business. Topics include: water issues, spray technology, precision agriculture, pest management, fertility
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Beekeeping course: Two sessions offered this fall, winter

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Beekeeping course: Two sessions offered this fall, winter

EVERETT – To help rebuild, maintain, and expand our resource of local pollinators and honey producers, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply team up each year to sponsor two sessions of the popular apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program. The five-week course provides a thorough introduction to beekeeping
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Skagit Heritage Barn map updated

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

SKAGIT – The Skagit County Historical Museum has released an updated version of their award-winning Heritage Barn map.  These barns represent agricultural history, and have been designated “Heritage Barns” by the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. A new feature on the Barn Map is the OnCell mobile tour.  Dial a phone number
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Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood, Everett in January

Nov 5th, 2014 | By
Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood, Everett in January

STANWOOD – Mary Temple Grandin, world-famous for using insights gained from her autism to lead dramatic improvements in the livestock industry, will be speaking at two events this winter in Stanwood and Everett. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years and speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling, Grandin will
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Record amount donated to Food Drive

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The annual Feed the Need Community Food Drive in Whatcom County collected 315,493 total pounds of food for area food banks this year, passing the previous record of 312,000 pounds set in 2012. The food drive supports the food banks of Whatcom County and is the largest food drive in the area. The
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Free SkillShare workshops set

Nov 4th, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – People with skills to share are invited to apply to partner with the Bellingham Public Library to schedule an activity, demonstration or presentation through its free SkillShare workshop program. SkillShare hosts present their skills on a voluntary basis, and all programs are free of charge and open to the public. “We created flexible
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Tilth Producers conference Nov. 7-9

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

WA – The WA Tilth Producers’s Conference, “Re-Imagine Agriculture with the Pacific Northwest,” will be held Nov. 7-9 in Vancouver, WA. Conference keynote and capnote speakers are Raj Patel, food activist, journalist and writer, and Mary Berry, executive director of The Berry Center and daughter of Wendell Berry. A total of 30 workshops covering a
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OTA honors Skagit resident Steve Crider with Member of the Year Award

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By
OTA honors Skagit resident Steve Crider with Member of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Skagit County resident Steve Crider was honored by The Organic Trade Association (OTA) last month by selecting him as the organization’s Member of the Year. Crider, who works for Amy’s Kitchen, based in Petaluma, CA, will be the first individual to receive the award. The award was presented at OTA’s 2014 Annual
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Berries: New pathology team studying gray mold, mummyberry

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

MOUNT VERNON – Northwest Washington’s small fruit growers may get some help warding off two growing threats to their high-value crops, as a result of the ongoing work of WSU Mount Vernon’s new berry pathology research team. Associate Plant Pathology Professor Tobin Peever, Post-doctoral Research Associate Dalphy Harteveld, and Ph.D student Olga Kozhar are studying
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Super Horse Showdown Oct. 3-5

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The NW WA Super Horse Showdown is coming to the Equine Center at the NW WA Fairgrounds in Lynden Oct. 3-5. The weekend includes clinics with Craig Cameron and Brent Rollins, and competitions such as ranch sorting, barrel racing, cowboy race, pole bending and more. A draft horse pull takes place Friday night,
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