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2023 WSU Wine Science Highlights

From an endowed professorship to awards and student scholarships, 2023 was an exciting year for WSU’s viticulture and enology department.

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WSU wine science student selected as first recipient of endowed scholarship for veterans

Navy veteran and WSU wine science student Teagan Mosher is the first recipient of the Mann Family Endowed Scholarship for veterans pursuing a degree in viticulture and enology.

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Washington Wine Industry Foundation chooses six WSU students for scholarships

Six WSU students recently received scholarship funding from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.

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New from Extension: Crop soils as carbon sinks; blueberry economics

New free guides available online from WSU Extension include a look at the benefits of storing carbon in inland northwest crop soils, as well as the economics of growing the Draper blueberry west of the Cascades. Every month, experts with WSU share new information through the WSU Extension Publications bookstore. 2022 Cost Estimates of Producing […]

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WSU V&E department chair invited to speak at Women of Wine and Spirits event

WSU Department of Viticulture & Enology Chair Jean Dodson Peterson recently gave a talk at a Women of Wine and Spirits event, demonstrating WSU’s commitment to empowering underrepresented individuals in the wine and viticulture sectors.

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New academy to connect specialty crop professionals across regions for climate resilience

A new training academy launched by researchers at Washington State University will help professionals supporting fruits, vegetables, seeds, and other specialty crops vulnerable to climate change build resiliency through forward-thinking conversations. Funded by a $1.5 million Climate Hub grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Foundational and Applied Science Program, a team led […]

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Renowned WSU wine scientist Tom Collins selected as inaugural Jackson Family Wines Endowed Professor

A longtime working relationship between Washington State University scientist Tom Collins and Jackson Family Wines has evolved into the creation of an endowed professorship that recognizes Collins’ impactful wine science research and supports WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology.

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