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Transformational Science

Feed the world. Power the planet. Save the environment. It’s a tall order by any measure, but especially when you consider that experts predict that…

Growing Washington: A New Approach

The trend toward fresh, locally grown foods is helping sustain small-scale farms, many that sell through community supported agriculture programs and farmers’ markets in the…

Unlocking the Bioproduct Potential of Plants

It has taken less than a century for the industrialized world to get hooked on oil. We’re fuel dependent, and supplies of this finite resource…

¡Si Habla Agricultura!

The fastest growing population of new farmers in Washington State, and the nation, in recent years are Latino. Malaquias Flores, Hispanic Farmers Coordinator with WSU’s…

Keeping It Local

Dig in the City A few years ago Washington State’s Speaker of the House Frank Chopp was quoted as saying, “There are no farms in…

The Farm of the Future

Will the farm of the future be larger than today’s farm or smaller? Single crop or diversified? Organic or conventional? Family-owned or corporately owned? The…

Planting the Seeds of Community Service

Clark County 4-H and Juvenile Justice Partner to Change Young Lives A shared vision, a remarkable partnership, and a model for juvenile justice systems across…

Cyber Bully!

Parents know that their children shouldn’t be communicating with strangers over the Internet, but new research is finding that communicating with peers can be risky…

Happy Birthday!

Ferdinand’s Turns 60 This brief item appeared on the front page of the Daily Evergreen on Monday, Oct. 11, 1948: Dairy Dept. to Open Counter…

The Scoop on Ferdinand’s Ice Cream

It was Friday, Sept. 24, 1948, the day Ferdinand’s opened. Enrollment at Washington State College had hit 6,458, “nearing an all-time record,” according to the…

Who Owns the Oldest Can of Cougar Gold?

Who owns the oldest unopened can of Cougar Gold, WSU’s signature cheese? At least for now, that distinction may belong to Robert L. Russell, who…

Wine Auction Tops $235,000 for Second Year

For the second year, the gala “A Celebration of Washington Wines” auction and dinner brought in a total of $235,000 to benefit the Washington State…

Gates Foundation Award to Help Latino Childcare Providers

A nearly $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will allow major expansion of a WSU Extension project aimed at increasing literacy…

Bringing Home the Apple (Genome) Cup

WSU, UW Spearhead Project to Sequence Rosaceae DNA Scientists at Washington State University and the University of Washington are spearheading a public, international effort to…

GPS Training Positions 4-H’ers for the Future

Through 4-H and local schools, WSU Ferry County Extension educator Emily Burt actively encourages youth and families to become good environmental stewards by equipping them…

WSU’s Plant BioSciences Building Named for Renowned Wheat Researcher

Washington State University’s Plant Biosciences Building is now officially the Orville A. Vogel Plant Biosciences Building, named for a wheat breeder who made a tremendous…

Building Biodiesel in Brazil

Working on the foundation for a new bio-diesel plant, doing feasibility studies, and learning Portuguese is exactly the kind of internship Washington State University senior…

Election Year Sparks New Lessons for 4-H Know Your Government Participants

They came with campaign buttons, yard signs, and enough energy and enthusiasm to impress the most seasoned politicos. The nearly 300 attendees at the annual…

300 Teens “Rise to the Challenge” with 4-H Teen Conference

More than 300 teens, twice last year’s attendance, came to Pullman at the end of June to attend the 2008 state 4-H Teen Conference. The…

Form Follows Fashion

Airbrushing and textile design and manipulation were fresh trends found among students’ collections showcased at this year’s Mom’s Weekend fashion show. “Form Follows Fashion,” the…
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