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Jan. 4 – 10

Posted by | March 5, 2010

Today’s Seattle Times featured a front-page story about the success of Chateau Ste. Michelle and president and CEO Ted Baseler, mentioning his support for the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010761603_stemichelle11.html

Saturday’s Skagit Valley Herald reported on a meeting of 70 local farmers at the WSU Skagit County Extension office to discuss options for a new rotation crop to replace peas now that the areas last pea-processing plant is shut down.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/skagit_farmers_put_their_heads_together_to_solve_the_problem_posed_by_peas/

The website CleanTech.com on Monday named the nation’s top ten “clean tech” universities that includes WSU, citing the university’s “legacy expertise in agriculture, power and applied engineering.”

http://cleantech.com/news/5384/top-10-cleantech-universities-us

On Saturday, Lewiston’s KLEW-TV did a story on WSU being named among the nation’s top ten “clean tech” universities.

http://www.klewtv.com/news/local/80963587.html

The Tri-City Herald on Thursday reported on plans for a proposed energy park at Hanford that could include a biofuel plant and acres of solar panels. Proponents said they plan to leverage the research and development expertise of a number of entities including WSU.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/yahoonews/story/853561.html

On Thursday Seattle NPR station KUOW aired a story featuring Tim Miller discussing the concern about biofuel crops displacing food crops.

http://kuow.org/program.php?id=19143

The Tri-City Herald reported Sunday that the annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair will likely be held at WSU’s IAREC again this year.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/yahoonews/story/857203.html

Wednesday’s Kent Reporter included a story about the King County Council’s decision to provide funding to maintain the King County 4-H program.

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/80811942.html

On Thursday the Tacoma News Tribune reported that Bonney Lake officials are preparing to reopen the WSU demonstration forest to the public.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/1019181.html

A story in Saturday’s Vancouver Columbian on the increasing popularity of community gardens mentions a WSU “grow your own groceries” course.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jan/09/city-cultivates-garden-locations/

Thursday’s Anacortes American publicized a series of free lectures being put on by the WSU Skagit County Beach Watchers.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/learn_about_sea_life_at_beach_watchers_series/

Sunday’s Spokesman Review included a brief story about Michael Pollan‘s appearance at WSU in conjunction with the common reading program.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jan/10/pollan-talks-food-at-wsu/

Kirsten Peters‘ latest syndicated “Rock Doc” column focuses on corn and discusses Michael Pollan‘s visit to WSU.

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20100108/NEWS/100109904?Title=Ears-of-Corn-

Sunday’s Omak Chronicle included a brief story on the “feeding the world” panel discussion at WSU in conjunction with Pollan’s visit.

http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100110a.shtml

Friday’s Wenatchee World publicized an upcoming food safety class for food service professionals cosponsored by WSU Chelan County Extension.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/jan/08/food-safety-class-registration-open-now/

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Farmers work on better seed drill”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Deep-furrow-drill-010810-sidebar–Bill-Schillinger-mug

“Pollan to discuss ‘sun food’ at WSU”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/cs-pollan-speech-at-WSU-box

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

The WSU video of the announcement of the university’s success in obtaining USDA specialty crop grants is now posted to the Network’s home page.

http://kuow.org/program.php?id=19143

“Interest is high in developing new deep=furrow drill prototype”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15372

“USDA Help Desk fro small meat plants; learning about lamb insurance” (second item)

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15423

News Releases:

“Workshop Offers Energy Management Skills for Wineries”

“Annual WSU Auction Gala Offers Unique Adventures, Items”

“Ag, Food Issues of 21st Century Focus of Panel of Experts at WSU”