With seed grant, economist studies farmer decisions for better food security

Worldwide, one in five people live on less than $1.25 per day. In rural Africa, much of that income comes from livestock animals like cattle and goats, providing nutrition as well as a livelihood. Every decision that farmers make about those animals—especially, whether to vaccinate them against common diseases—impacts productivity and the future of their […]

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).

WSU Extension to offer direct marketing meat workshops

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