Economic Development

WSU Extension, Team Win Inland Northwest Partners’ 2012 Partnership Award

COLVILLE, Wash.—Washington State University Extension, its partnering organization Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD) and four other organizations recently received the 2012 Partnership Award from Inland Northwest Partners (INP) for rural, regional economic development efforts in support of a national initiative entitled Stronger Economies Together (SET).

Direct marketing meat workshops offered by WSU Extension; demand increases for locally produced food

PULLMAN, Wash. – The direct marketing of meat by livestock producers will be the topic of a series of workshops offered this fall and winter by Washington State University Extension. Workshop series organizer Tom Platt, a WSU Extension educator based in Davenport, said the series will help livestock producers identify and manage the risks they take […]

WSU Extension partners give beginning farmers a loan boost

MT. VERNON, Wash. – Beginning farmers in Skagit County are getting a much-needed boost from a new program that partners Slow Money NW, Viva Farm, North Coast Credit Union, Washington State University Extension and food-minded investors in the region. The project helps new farmers surmount one of the major hurdles producers they face: the start-up […]

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, National Corp. on Community Service Fund WSU Extension Grants to Boost Eastern Washington Prosperity

PULLMAN, Wash. – Building on the successes of two of its “poverty to prosperity” projects, Washington State University Extension has been awarded two new grants totaling $100,000 to help eastern Washington residents – especially Latinos and young people –build their economic assets.

Beef Showcase, Farmers’ Markets

WSU Showcases Science-Based Solutions for Beef Industry Nearly 100 cattle producers from around the Pacific Northwest gathered on Washington State University’s Pullman campus Oct. 22 for “Beefing up the Future”, a showcase of science-based solutions focused on enhancing the future of the beef cattle industry. “The goal is to give our stakeholders — cattle producers, […]

Economic Development, Jefferson Co. Extension Style

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced a $3.2 million American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant to the Economic Development Council/Team Jefferson and NOA Net to bring broadband Internet access to rural areas of the county. WSU Jefferson County Extension serves as the county’s economic development council — perhaps the only arrangement of its kind […]

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WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Industry – A Fruitful Partnership

Recently, I completed over 20 visits to some of the larger and most sophisticated tree-fruit operations in Washington State to touch base with them about WSU tree-fruit programs and some capacity-building initiatives we are planning for the future. These firms likely account for about 80 percent of the state’s total tree-fruit production. My findings from […]