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WCD Supervisor election March 14

Mar 2nd, 2017

LYNDEN – An election for one seat on the Whatcom Conservation District Board will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at the District’s office at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden. Candidates are Heather Christianson, Roderic Perry, and Suzzi (Suzanne) Snydar. Specific candidate information is available on the website at www.whatcomcd.org/board-elections. All registered voters in Whatcom County
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Succession planning workshop set

Mar 2nd, 2017

EVERETT – A two-part succession planning workshop will be held Wednesday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 21 from 5-9 p.m. The focus is on helping landowners large and small start their own succession plan discussion using the Ties to the Land curriculum. Dinner will be provided both evenings. The location is WSU Snohomish County Extension’s
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Whatcom County Dairy Women accepting scholarship applications

Mar 2nd, 2017

WHATCOM – Whatcom County Dairy Women are now accepting applications for their 2017 Scholarship in memory of Judy Scholten. This $1,000 award is available if you meet at least one of the following qualifications: A son or daughter of an active dues paying member of the Whatcom County Dairy Women and/or Whatcom County Dairy Federation;
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Master Composter Recycler Course: Application deadline March 15

Mar 1st, 2017

BELINGHAM – The WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Composter Recycler Course is now accepting applications for the program running April 20 through May 25. The six-week training program is for community members who wish to enhance their home composting skills and help others in the community by volunteering to teaching workshops, visiting schools, and creating
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Bow Hill Blueberries receives Good Food Award

Feb 15th, 2017

BOW – On Jan. 21, 2017 Bow Hill Blueberries was granted a 2017 Good Food Award for their Organic Heirloom Pickled Blueberries. For the 2017 awards, there were 2,059 entries in various divisions. Bow Hill Blueberries was 1 of 193 producers to receive an award. Their product, in the pickled category, first had to pass
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Five-week beekeeping course starts Feb. 27

Feb 2nd, 2017

EVERETT – The Washington State University Snohomish County Extension sponsors sessions of the popular apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program, to help rebuild, maintain, and expand local pollinators and honey producers. Developed and managed by the Washington State Beekeepers Association, the five-week course provides a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as
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WaterTalks: Workshop focuses on summer irrigation

Feb 2nd, 2017

LYNDEN – Irrigation is essential for agriculture in western Washington during the dry summer months. Groundwater is a common source of irrigation requiring that landowners understand the mechanics of a well, pumps, and meters. In its fourth year, WaterTalks is a workshop that focuses on water issues in western Washington geared towards agriculture producers, policymakers,
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Growing Veterans certified for ‘Home Grown by Heroes’ label

Feb 2nd, 2017

CONWAY – Growing Veterans is now certified to carry the ‘Home Grown by Heroes’ label on their produce and some value added products. This label serves to inform customers, buyers and retailers that the product they are purchasing, selling, or featuring on their menu was produced by a veteran farmer. This label is supported by
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Pears focus of Winter Field Day

Feb 2nd, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will include information about Organic Spotted Wing Drosophila Control and Status of
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Concrete Farm to School Program receives community grants

Feb 2nd, 2017

CONCRETE – As Concrete Farm to School (F2S) enters its fourth year, the program continues to grow with the engagement and support of community partners. Northwest Farm Credit Services recently provided F2S with a Rural Communities Grant of $2,000 to improve the F2S Classroom/Kitchen, making it a more efficient place for students to learn and
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