Snohomish County Extension

Remembering Curt Moulton: Quiet leader helped slide-shattered communities recover

Four years ago this month, the late Curt Moulton began helping western Washington communities recover from the deadly Oso mudslide. Residents of the Stillaguamish Valley still remember the assistance that Moulton, the longtime Snohomish County Extension Director, brought to bear, making a difference that continues today, months after his death last December at age 64. […]

Papers in hand, Curt Moulton tours a Northwest tree farm.

Proper Livestock Handling and Care Workshops

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — We’ve all heard the story; someone bought a few beef, hogs, goats, or poultry only to have a series of mishaps. Just getting them home was worthy of a Tonight Show monologue. Breakouts and good neighbor roundups, late night emergency vet calls, nutritional problems, unruly and dangerous behavior, the list can be […]

WSU Extension Workshop Series Focuses on Home Tree Fruit Growing for Westsiders

SULTAN, Wash. — WSU Extension is offering a series of Saturday workshop teaching skills for home tree fruit growers on how to establish and maintain a healthy orchard in Western Washington. Although western Washington weather gets a bad rap when it comes to growing apples, pears, peaches, and cherries, years of WSU Extension research into […]

Course Helps Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers in “Cultivating Success”

EVERETT, Wash. — The rising market demand for locally produced food is increasing opportunities for current and would-be farmers and ranchers. But to succeed farmers must be able to adapt quickly, making decisions about crops, farming practices and marketing. Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is offering a 12-week course to provide small-acreage farmers and […]