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May 19 – 27

Posted by | May 27, 2008

Thursday’s Skagit Valley Herald included a story about the Skagit County Master Gardeners Foundation’s fundraising efforts to install, secure and maintain the memorial at the NWREC commemorating Memorial Highway.

Friday’s Skagit Valley Herald listed Saturday’s Memorial Highway monument dedication at the NWREC in its calendar of Memorial Day weekend events.

Sunday’s Everett Herald quotes Snohomish County Extension’s Sharon Collman in an article about starting a garden with children or grandchildren.

Monday’s Omak Chronicle included a story about Ferry County Extension calling on residents to control the aggressive noxious weed hoary alyssum.

The IAREC’s Joan Davenport is quoted in a Wednesday Tri-City Herald article about efforts to have the Snipes Mountain area, home of the historic Upland Vineyards of Outlook, declared an American Viticultural Area.

On Wednesday United Press International published a story about the development and use of regulated deficit drip irrigation system for vineyards at the IAREC, with quotes from Joan Davenport.

A feature in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald about the 20th anniversary of Chukar Cherries mentioned that the company is planting a new Eco-Orchard that is being planned in partnership with the WSU-IAREC and the Port of Benton.

Sunday’s Aberdeen Daily World included a brief story on the deadline for receiving nominations for the WSU Extension 4-H Hall of Fame.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story on the Washington Wheat Commission approving a record $6.6 million budget, with $3.1 million dedicated to WSU wheat research and $2 million allocated to establish an endowed chair for the study of wheat economics; a story on the Northwest Lamboree event cosponsored by Klickitat County Extension; an announcement requesting donations of livestock for the WSU cosponsored Northwest Livestock Judges School; and an editorial column on the value of scholarships for agriculture students, focusing on WSU student Riley Ray Mengarelli who received a Capital Press scholarship this spring.

News releases: “Diversified Wheat, Grain, and Livestock Farm Walk June 2, Zakarison Partnership, Pullman,” “WSU Extension Educator Receives $50,000 Grant,” and “Tri-State Forest and Range Owners Field Day June 14.”


Reporter Scott Yates has left the Capital Press to join the staff of the Washington Wheat Commission.

Samantha Graf who was with the WSU IMPACT Center and a 2006 graduate in agricultural communications becomes the Capital Press Central Washington field reporter effective June 2.