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New Downtown Market Walk July 9

Jul 6th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Community Food Co-op, Terra Organic and Natural Foods, the Bellingham Farmers Market, and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, invites the public to attend the Downtown Market Walk on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Downtown Market Walk is a celebration and exploration of Bellingham’s
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Common Threads celebrates 10 years; festival set for July 17

Jul 6th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Common Threads will celebrate 10 years of working with kids in the community during their outdoor summer festival on Sunday, July 17. Founded in 2006 and based in Bellingham, Washington, Common Threads is a non-profit organization that promotes a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and environmental stewardship.  Most of
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New veterinary feed directive discussed at Livestock Round Pen July 7

Jul 5th, 2016

MONROE – The next Livestock Round Pen on Thursday, July 7 invites livestock owners to learn about a new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) starting in January 2017. In order to apply certain medications to food producing animals via food or water, owners must have an established veterinarian-client-patient relationship. This new directive may impact significantly how
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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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