As a Small Farms Extension Specialist for Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Doug Collins finds new ways to bring the benefits of reduced tillage to the state’s growing organic agriculture industry.
As an agriculture and food business economics major, Stephanie George enjoys exploring the inner workings of farming and commerce. But even she sometimes finds the intricacies of agricultural cost-benefit analysis a little dry. Thankfully, George’s involvement in Agriculture Future of America (AFA) lets her find real-world relevance in her studies—and put them to work for […]
Darlington Sabasi, farm owner and fourth-year doctoral student in economic sciences at WSU, is working to help his peers and colleagues around the globe access new technology and improve their practices.
To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends. A secondary crop for farmers whose prime concern is grain, Northwest straw is sought after by mushroom growers, livestock owners and, increasingly, for pulp.
It’s only mid-August and pumpkins – an endearing symbol of autumn and Halloween—are orange and plump in a field at Washington State University. Not only did the orbs tolerate the summer’s record-breaking heat, they thrived on it.