Ferry County

Agritourism’s promise for small farms: Extension’s Trevor Lane earns PhD

Washington is home to thousands of small and mid-sized farms. Nationally, the U.S. is losing these farms, but agritourism—events like pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted barns—can bring in thousands of dollars in extra revenue, helping small farms and ranches survive and thrive. Trevor Lane, Director of WSU Ferry County Extension, earned his doctorate degree […]

Market sale set, 4-H donations taken after fires halt county fair

REPUBLIC, Wash. – In her two decades as a 4-H leader in Ferry County, Kari Neal has never seen a fire season like this. Even in 1988, with the White Mountain fire raging on nearby Sherman Pass, the Ferry County Fair went on as usual. “The kids had sooty ash falling on their animals, which […]

Kate McCloskey, WSU Spokane County 4-H program coordinator, delivers a load of farm feed and hay for fire-affected families in Okanogan County (Photo by Ann Fagerlie/WSU Extension).