Rayapati helps Hispanic, Native American students grow STEM careers through $2.5 million grant

Dr. Naidu Rayapati Naidu Rayapati, scientist and director at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser, has joined a $2.5 million effort helping Hispanic and Native American students build careers…

Naidu in vineyard

Rhone Rangers Ride Again, Wine Cruise, Green Times

Rhone Rangers Ride Again Some of wine drinkers’ favorite grape varieties are originally from the Rhône River Valley of France. Now, though, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and a handful of other varieties are grown in vineyards all over the world, including Washington state. That’s why a U.S.-based organization, Rhone Rangers, recently helped fund the research of […]

Answering the Call: CAHNRS Graduate Programs Show Significant Improvement

One of the key benchmarks in WSU’s quest to become an AAU-like institution is enhancing the quality and enrollment of our graduate programs. In comparing WSU’s profile to those of AAU institutions, this is an area where we fall significantly short. Therefore, the WSU Strategic Plan includes aggressive goals concerning advancement of graduate education over […]

Feeding the World

I have long been impressed with Washington’s agricultural community and with Washington State University, but sometimes, the quality of both exceeds even my expectations. Yesterday’s “Feeding the World” panel discussion held in Ensminger Pavilion as a complement to the Michael Pollan lecture was one such occasion. Nearly 400 students, faculty, industry representatives and the general […]