Hawaii Fashion Now courtesy of Pullman professor
AMDT professor Linda Bradley says her entire 24-year career has been about “how we express who we are, what we believe and value, through clothing and textiles.” Who better to feature on the debut of Hawaii Fashion Now, a public television program produced by Olelo Community Media? Learn more.
Preparing to grow
Volunteers are helping complete the transition of the WSU Organic Farm to the Eggert Family Organic Farm. Two of three hoophouses are ready for veggies, a high-density apple orchard is planted, and a new packing shed is framed. Visit the farm’s Facebook page for pictures of the development. Full production is on schedule for this season!
A life of service
The creative ways to encourage nutritious school lunch choices continue. WSU Skagit County Extension kicked off their campaign at Little Mountain Elementary in the Mount Vernon School District on Feb. 13.
A Skagit Valley Herald article captured the day’s events, including more viewing opportunities. Don’t miss WSU Extension volunteers dressed as fruits and vegetables handing out stickers to Little Mountain Elementary students for healthy lunchtime eating.
Innovation in the making
Award decisions have been finalized for three groundbreaking grant programs sponsored by CAHNRS. Nearly three quarters of a million dollars will enable faculty from across the college to address novel and emerging issues through 20 projects that uniquely contribute to WSU’s land-grant mission.
The Research Initiative for Human Sciences prioritizes interdisciplinary projects with “outcomes that will have a demonstrated, measurable impact on…society through new or modified behaviors.” Awarded projects total $338,885.
Phantom pest problem prescription: compassion + science
Six WSU Extension authors were commended by the chair of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) for contributing a “particularly outstanding article which should be considered a ‘must read’ for anyone in our profession.” Recommendations for Extension Professionals and Volunteers Regarding Individuals with Delusional Infestation by Susan Kerr, Jenny Glass, Sharon Collman, Mike Bush, Dave Pehling, and Todd Murray in the December 2014 Journal of the NACAA deals with situations that often frustrate Extension diagnosticians. Journal editor and NACAA chair Stephen Brown said “I’ve encountered … » More …
Celebrating our state’s native trees
WSU Extension Forestry regional specialist Kevin Zobrist has collaborated with WSU Press to publish the newly released Native Trees of Western Washington. The photo-based guide is Zobrist’s response to common questions about how to identify the region’s indigenous species. He presents basic physiology, key attributes, and growth characteristics along with descriptions of distinctive varieties and full-color photographs he took during different seasons and stages of growth.
CAHNRS Student Ambassadors
How would you describe what CAHNRS looks like? The group photo you see here captures the diversity of the college, including individuals with a black belt in karate, a unique travel experience on I-90, and an ultimate treat choice satisfied only by Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe.
The common link is a passion for the first-class higher education offered from 70 disciplinary options in an environment that feels like home. We are CAHNRS Student Ambassadors, serving as … » More …
Building on a strong foundation
Since the first WSU Kitsap County Extension agent began service in 1917, outreach education has continued to improve lives in the area. The Boys and Girls Canning Clubs featured on the USS Nevada in 1923 are now part of a legacy that includes a wide range of local 4-H clubs, afterschool activities, and programs helping more than 4,000 K–12 students annually to become healthy and productive adults. Read more in WestSound Home & Garden.
Clallam County Master Gardeners go international
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Five economics students honored for scholarship
Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in the WSU School of Economic Sciences were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the fields of agricultural and applied economics at the July 2014 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony in Minneapolis. Three of the seven students recognized for outstanding thesis and dissertation awards were from WSU. Read more.
Oilseed conference resources now available online
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