Spell out abbreviated terms at first use in running text; include the initialism in parentheses if it is used again in the publication. Do not use both the spelled out version and the initialism (in parentheses) in headlines. Exception: It is not necessary to include “(WSU)” after spelling out Washington State University at first use.

Example: Washington State Department of Energy (DOE).

For state agency abbreviations, see: www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/factsheets/factsheets-htm/fs50acro.htm.

See also: www.k12.wa.us/siteinfo/glossary.pdf.

4-H’ers not 4-Hers or 4-H’rs

AWN. Agricultural Weather Network “AgWeatherNet”

CBB. Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy

CMEC. Composite Materials and Engineering Center

CPAS. Center for Precision Agricultural Systems

CSANR. Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

CSREES. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, now known as NIFA

IBC. Institute of Biological Chemistry

IMPACT. International Marketing Program for Agriculture Commodities and Trade

NIFA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly CSREES)

REC. Research and Extension Center

USDA. United States Department of Agriculture

WMEL. Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory (within the Composite Materials & Engineering Center)