U.S. Secretary of Agriculture helps break ground for new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building

Officials, legislators, and university leaders broke ground for the new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building on the Pullman campus

USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building Groundbreaking

Legacy of leadership and mentorship for retiring professor

Happiness is more important than pride. That’s one of the main lessons Claudio Stöckle has learned over his 31 years as a professor at Washington State University. “The most important part of any job is to do your thing, and be happy about it,” said Stöckle, who chaired the Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) department for […]

portrait of Claudio Stockle.

CAHNRS alumna awarded for creating agriculture opportunities for students

CAHNRS alumna Jenica Nickels was awarded the Bridge Builder Award through Agriculture Future of America (AFA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional development, scholarships, and experiential opportunities to future leaders in the agriculture industry. Nickels was initially selected as one of four finalists, then Bridge Builder Award at the AFA National Conference in November. […]

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Students find sun exposure affects wine taste with new Cabernets

TRI-CITIES, Wash— Sun exposure and soil temperature can affect the final flavor of wine. Students in WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program put this to the test by monitoring two Cabernet Sauvignon grape plots in the same vineyard with east and west facing slopes. The resulting wines will be bottled separately and will be available for […]

Three people stand on a dirt hill in front of a large green vineyard on a hill.

Student quinoa project selected for global summit

Cristina Ocana Gallegos, a master’s student in crop soil sciences in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, showcased her quinoa project at the Youth Ag Summit by Bayer. On November 16 and 17, 100 young leaders were brought together for a virtual summit with the goal of empowering attendees with networking, skills […]

Four people stand in a quinoa field beside a forested hill in Ecuador.

WSU researchers part of $7.6 million grant to study impact of smoke on grapes and wine

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are part of a team of west coast university collaborators that received a $7.6 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project that…

Portrait of Tom Collins

Collaborative research demonstrates ways to overcome barriers to rural mental healthcare access

Access to mental health services can be a struggle for residents of rural areas. A recent study conducted by the University of Washington with help from Washington State University demonstrated that telepsychiatry can be beneficial for patients with bi-polar disorder and PTSD. Outcomes of a five-year Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT) […]

‘Raise a Glass, Fund a Scholarship’ program to raise funds for V&E students through December

Buy a case of wine to help WSU students and maybe check one (or more) names off your holiday gift list this year. Now through December, Chateau Ste. Michelle will donate $3 per wine case…

A young man in a black shirt holds grapes in front of the WSU Wine Science Center.