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Puget Sound Food Hub: Farmers take ownership as cooperative

Jun 1st, 2016

In late May, the Puget Sound Food Hub Farmer Advisory Committee determined to form a cooperative and take on the ownership of the Puget Sound Food Hub. The Hub provides a web-based platform and aggregation and distribution services for local farms. This past year more than 60 farms used the Hub and sold to 220
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Tour small grain field trials June 23

Jun 1st, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – The public will have an opportunity to walk alongside the small grain field trials at WSU Mt. Vernon during the 7th annual Small Grains Field Day on Thursday, June 23. The public can observe variety trials of winter and spring wheat, barley and oats, as well as spring rye, spelt, buckwheat and
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Poop power: Learn about anaerobic digestion systems during Field Day

Jun 1st, 2016

LYNDEN – WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources presents a day-long event Thursday, June 9 to learn about anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery. Participating dairy farms during this field day are Edaleen Dairy and Honcoop Farms. Together with WSU researchers, they will discuss anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery, and the lessons they’ve learned
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FISMA: Small farm rules discussion coming up

Jun 1st, 2016

EVERSON – “FISMA Rules as it Relates to Small Farms” will be the subject of Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s monthly speaker series on Thursday, June 23. Karen Ullman from the Washington State Department of Agriculture will be leading a discussion and information session on the new FISMA rules as it relates to small farms. This
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Annual Llama, Alpaca Information and Education Day set for June 11

Jun 1st, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The 9th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day, organized by JNK Llama Farm in Bellingham, will be held Saturday, June 11. This free day of workshops and education is about alpacas and llamas, and open to anyone that currently owns or is interested in becoming an owner. A group of llama/alpaca owners and
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SVC launches Craft Brewing Academy

Jun 1st, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – Skagit Valley College celebrated the grand opening of its new Craft Brewing Facility in Burlington on Tuesday, May 24.  The 40-credit program launched May 2 provides an overview of the craft brewery/distillery business, teaching students about the beermaking process and business information. This is the first program of its kind for community
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Two local students elected to FFA board

Jun 1st, 2016

STATE – Local students Corrina Davis, of Ferndale, and Drew Carlson, of Stanwood, have been appointed to the new Washington FFA board. Davis will serve as the secretary and Carlson as the reporter. Other FFA officers are: Alyssa McGee of Sumner, president; Luke Moore of Colton, sentinel; and Tye Taylor of Prosser, vice president; and
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New map includes Skagit farm stands

Jun 1st, 2016

SKAGIT – The Skagit County Food Access Point Map is now listing local farm stands. If you have a farm stand and would like to be included on the interactive site, contact tessa.bryant@wsu.edu with your information. The map, intented to be another tool to connect residents and local food access, was developed as part of
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Bellingham schools, Common Threads use Farm Raiser to support activities

Jun 1st, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Fourteen schools in the Bellingham School District, together with the local non-profit Common Threads Farm, are using  Farm Raiser to support Common Threads food education programs at their schools. This new fundraiser includes the sale of produce and items from local farms and companies, including Bow Hill Blueberries, Tony’s Coffee, Acme Farms +
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Mount Baker School District raising funds to build new FFA/Ag barn

May 4th, 2016

DEMING – The Mount Baker School District is building a new FFA/Ag barn at the site of the old greenhouse, and is raising funds to complete the work. The current barn has problems with plumbing, electricity, roof, space, and location, and is barely functional during the winter time. Students breed and raise their hogs for
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