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The Science of Specialty Crops

Jim McFerson, Jim Doornink and Amid Dhingra spoke about the role technology plays in tree fruit production. Doornink is a producer, owning 200 acres of…

Local Farmer Talks about Diversified Farming as Part of WSU’s Common Reading Program

Eric Zakarison, a local farmer and a 1981 graduate of Washington State University’s program in agronomy, spoke to a WSU Agricultural and Food Systems class…

Animal Scientist Presents an Overview of Livestock Production

Keeping meat production efficient helps keep prices low, said Derek McLean at this week’s Ag and Food Systems seminar. McLean, winner of the 2008-09 College…

Scientist Barry Swanson Talks about Progress in Food Processing

Food scientist Barry Swanson spoke with a WSU Agriculture and Food Systems class about how food processing works and what it really means. Freshmen campus-wide…

WSU Big Tent Panel Says “Know Where Your Food Comes From”

While “local” may be a relative term depending on your point of view, understanding where your food comes from and who is growing it may…

Animal Scientist Tracks Trends to Improve Dairy Efficiency

Animal scientist Jude Capper wants to reduce the carbon footprint of the modern dairy system. Focusing her research and extension efforts on the environmental impact…

The Thin Dark Line:

David Huggins on the Global Soil Crisis “No one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing.” – Edward Faulkner, Plowman’s Folly (1943)  Soil is…

Intensive Grazing for Award-Winning Milk on Styger Family Dairy Farm

“We want to leave the land better than when we found it,” explained Linda Styger. She and her husband, Andy, began dairy farming in the…

Nash’s Organic Produce: Diversification on Sequim Farm Reaps Rewards

When it comes to growing seeds the farmers at Nash’s Organic Produce are truly invested. Whether it’s because they can develop varieties that are best…

Methow Creamery: Holsteins and Jerseys Thrive in Organic Twisp Dairy

At the Methow Creamery cows come first. Whether it’s the sign in the barn reminding all who enter that the 30 cows are foremost or…
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