WSU School of Food Science hosts extrusion workshop for food processing industry professionals

A three-day extrusion workshop on the WSU Pullman campus educated food processing professionals on topics including extrusion processing ingredients and shelf stability of extruded products.

Winemakers converge for wine trial showcase, learning and networking

Ninety-four winemakers gathered for the second annual Harvest Trial Showcase held on March 18 at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland. The Washington Wine Technical Group and Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program partnered to host the seminar and wine trial tasting.

The two groups started the event to bridge academic research and practical winemaking in a meeting of the minds where free dialogue takes place. Young winemakers learn the importance of solid experimental design, while seasoned veterans contribute practical experience, glean the latest in research and hear about their peers’ recent projects.

WSU research winemaker Richard Larsen explains how the state-of-the-art fermentation system in the Wine Science Center works. The system was donated by Cypress Semiconductor and Spokane Industries.

April 30: Fire behavior workshop in the Blue Mountains

Fire behavior, history, tools to evaluate conditions, firefighter roles and state regulations and policies will be discussed in a free workshop for woodland owners and others 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at 111 Pattit Rd., Dayton. Go to to sign up and get details about the workshop, which is put on by Washington […]

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 […]

Hard Cider Making & Orcharding Workshop March 24

SULTAN, Wash. — Both sides of Washington State are well suited to an expanding hard cider industry owing to an abundance of apples and the growing numbers of consumers looking for more ways to support locally based agriculture. In just a few short years, the Northwest Cider Association has grown to include 18 new cideries […]

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 […]