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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.

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.

The website 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.”

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Farmers work on better seed drill”–Bill-Schillinger-mug

“Pollan to discuss ‘sun food’ at WSU”

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.

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

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

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”