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March 23 – 30

Posted by | March 30, 2009

A number of media reported on the university’s announcement of the reorganization of extension by bringing it back into CAHNRS to reduce costs and preserve programs, especially 4-H, including:

Friday’s Tri-City Herald published an editorial “open letter” to the Board of Regents urging caution with budget cuts for programs at WSU Tri-Cities, citing the presence of Thomas Henick-Kling and Birgette Ahring as symbols of the strength and potential of the campus and its programs.

Last week’s syndicated Rock Doc column reported on Gerry Edwards’ research into improving photosynthesis in rice.

Tuesday’s Sequim Gazette reported on the Clallam County Master Gardeners donating more than 1,200 pounds of food to a local soup kitchen.

The website ScienceBlog.com was among the media that reported on research published in the March Journal of Risk Analysis coauthored by Eugene Rosa on public attitudes toward nuclear power.
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/values-predict-attitudes-toward-nuclear-power-19797.html

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald included a feature about a woman who became a Master Food Preserver and promoted upcoming Master Food Preserver classes at the Kennewick Extension office.

Wednesday’s Yakima Herald Republic published a guest article by extension’s Sheila Ryan on the causes and means of prevention of botulism in food preparation and preservation.

The Longview Daily News reported on Tuesday on the theft of a greenhouse from the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds that had been donated to the Cowlitz Master Gardeners program.

The Tuesday Tri-City Herald reported that the annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair will be held this year at the IAREC campus.

Monday’s Okanogan Chronicle included an announcement of pesticide license exams being offered by Okanogan County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • Media advisory: “New Director of WSU Wine Program Available for Interviews”
  • “Forest Farming for Fun and Profit: Growing Mushrooms”
  • “Learn All about the Sweet Life: Become a Beekeeper”