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Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood, Everett in January

Oct 4th, 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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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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Chef Teddy Vazquez wins Farm Food Feud

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon Farmers Market hosted its first annual Farm Food Feud on Saturday, Sept. 27, kicking off Mount Vernon’s Eat Local Week with three local chefs competing to cook the best-tasting dish using five local ingredients purchased from vendors at the market. The chef competitors were Jean Karlo Cocke from Fireweed
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Seed cleaning workshops offered

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

ISLAND – Two seed workshops will be held this month, showing participants how to clean and save them, specifically grains, beans, root vegetables and more. Seed Cleaning Techniques and Equipment Training Workshop will take place at Greenbank Farm on Monday, Oct. 6, when Organic Seed Alliance’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie will show seed harvest
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Raising Livestock, Small Farming courses start this month

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

SKAGIT/WHATCOM – Several multi-week training courses about raising livestock and small farming start this month. The Raising Livestock Workshop Series, offered through the WSU Extension Livestock Advisor program, begins Monday, Sept. 15, offering a 10-week course about raising your own animals. The course covers beef, sheep, goats, poultry, swine and rabbits, as well as feeding,
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Lynden FFA corn maze open weekends

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The annual Lynden FFA corn maze is open every weekend through September, located just south of Lynden on Hannegan Road. The 15-acre maze is the main fundraiser for the FFA group with proceeds going towards the purchase of equipment, transportation expenses to state and national events, scholarships and the group’s annual banquet. Prices
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Granges host Farm Bill discussion

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group will present a short program “Understanding the Farm Bill” on the current Farm Bill, focusing on how it impacts farmers and residents, during the bi-monthly meeting of the seven Whatcom County granges on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The program will be at the North Bellingham Grange, located at
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