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WSU Extension Agronomist Resigns

PULLMAN, Wash. — Resignation of Washington State University’s extension agronomist won’t disrupt this year’s variety trials and grower tours program.

Edward Adams, state leader of agriculture and natural resource programs for WSU Cooperative Extension, said Stephen Dofing’s colleagues will carry through with this year’s variety testing trials and field tours, which were already planned.

Dofing resigned last week. College of Agriculture and Home Economics officials will explore possibilities for replacing him. They expressed a strong commitment to the program, which involves extensive work with farmers and county extension agents to establish research plots on farms of grower-cooperators throughout the grain-producing region of the state and conducting grower tours of these sites.

The research establishes comparative yield data for varieties grown in different climatic zones and helps farmers decide which varieties to plant.

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