College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

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Administration

CAHNRS Dean’s Office

Agricultural Research Center

Extension Administration

Academic Programs


CAHNRS Academic Units

Agricultural and Food Systems

Department of Animal Science

Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Department of Entomology

Department of Horticulture

Department of Human Development

Integrated Plant Sciences

Institute of Biological Chemistry

Department of Plant Pathology

School of Design and Construction

School of the Environment

School of Economic Sciences

WSU/UI School of Food Science


Research & Extension Centers

WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center

WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center


Other Research Units

Lind Dryland Research Station

WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit

Othello

Spillman

Cook Farm

Tukey Orchard

Swine Center

Beef Unit

Dairy

Wilke Farm


Centers and Institutes

Biologically Intensive and Organic Agriculture (BIOAg)

Center for Precision Agricultural Systems

Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR)

Division of Governmental Studies & Services

Food and Environmental Quality Lab (FEQL)

IMPACT Center

International Research and Development

Western Center for Risk Management Education

William D. Ruckelshaus Center


Extension Districts and Counties

Eastern District

Northwest District

Southeast District

Adams

Asotin

Benton

Chelan

Clallam

Clark

Cowlitz

Douglas

Ferry

Franklin

Grant

Grays Harbor

Island

Jefferson

King

Kitsap

Kittitas County

Klickitat

Lewis

Lincoln

Mason

Okanogan

Pacific

Pierce

San Juan

Skagit

Skamania

Snohomish

Spokane

Stevens

Thurston

Wahkiakum

Walla Walla

Whatcom

Whitman

Yakima


4-H

4-H Challenge

Panhandle 4-H Camp

Washington State 4-H

CAHNRS and Extension Support Units

Alumni & Friends Office

Computing & Web Resources

Business & Finance Office

CAHNRS Microsoft Outlook Web Access (online email access)

CAHNRS Communications

Washington Educational Conferencing Network (WECN)


Personnel

College Administration

Employment Opportunities

Finding Employees

New Colleagues

Search Procedures

WORQS


Programs

4-H

Agrichemical and Environmental News

Agricultural Research Center

ANR

APEC Study Center for Food Systems

Apis Molecular Systematics Laboratory

Beach Watchers

Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program – East Africa

Cereals Variety Testing

Climate Friendly Farming Project

Columbia Plateau PM10 Wind Erosion/Air Quality Project

Diabetes Awareness Education

Drought Alert

Viticulture and Enology Certificate Programs

Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs

Extension Energy Program

Extension Forestry Program

Extension Natural Resource Sciences

CRSP – East Africa

Farm Management Resources

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Food Safety Resource Page

Food Sense

For Parents: Parenting Education Classes in Spokane

Garden Center Nursery Management

Germ City

GrowServ

Home-A-Syst and Farm-A-Syst

Hop Pathology

Horizons

IMPACT Center (International Marketing Programs for Agricultural Commodities & Trade)

Lake Whatcom Management Program

Master Gardeners

Nutrition Education

PNW Conservation Tillage Systems Information Source

Parenting and Family Education

Partnership 2020

Pesticide Education Program

Pesticide Information Center On-Line (PICOL)

Pesticide Notification Network (PNN)

Potato Information & Exchange

Plant Growth Facilities

Safflower Genetic Resources

Small Farms Team

Soil Fertility Program

Solutions To Environmental and Economic Problems

Spokane Parent Education Consortium

STEEP

Sweet Cherry Research

Turfgrass Management Program

Veterinary Medicine Extension

Washington State Pest Management Resource Service

Composite Materials & Engineering Laboratory

WSU Viticulture and Enology Program (AKA wine science)

WSU Creamery

Yakima Treefruit Web Resource


Miscellaneous CAHNRS/Extension Sites

Calcium Signaling in Plants; Prof. B.W. Poovaiah

CE Focus

Extension Calendar of Events

Eastern Washington Intermodal Transportation Study

Ferdinand’s

Gardening in Western Washington

Master Gardeners

PDW Plants

Washington State Conservation Partnership


Proceedings

All Extension Conference 2005

Big Cat Awards

Hall of Champions

CAHNRS is more than agriculture. With 24 majors, 19 minors, and 27 graduate level programs, we are one of the largest, most diverse colleges at WSU. CAHNRS Cougs are making a difference in the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities, improving ecological and economic systems, and advancing agricultural sciences.

FACTS

Variety

CAHNRS isn’t just agriculture. 54% of our students study disciplines related to human sciences; 10% study natural resource sciences; and, 36 study agricultural sciences.

The Rock Doc

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Dr. Kirsten Peters

The Rock Doc is a nationally syndicated newspaper column written by Dr. Kirsten Peters, covering many scientific and research related topics in a upbeat and entertaining fashion. Dr. Peter’s humor and anecdotes help to bring these stories to a public audience by showing how they affect everyday life. The most recent articles are linked below.



Students

Fall undergradsUndergraduate Studies

Check out every department and program CAHNRS has to offer, from Interior Design to Agriculture to Wildlife Ecology. We have 13 departments and schools to prepare you for your chosen career.

Grad student dogGraduate Studies

Students have a variety of options to pursue masters and doctoral degrees. Many of these have very specific background requirements, so we suggest exploring the individual programs for academic guidelines.

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Learning & Leadership

The CTLL is a student, faculty, alumni and industry partner collaboration for high quality learning and leadership beyond the classroom.










CAHNRS Office of Research

Agricultural Research Center

Mission Statement

The goal of the Washington State University CAHNRS Office of Research is to promote research beneficial to the citizens of Washington. The Office of Research recognizes its unique land-grant research mission to the people of Washington and their increasing global connections. The CAHNRS Office of Research provides leadership in discovering and applying knowledge through high-quality research that contributes to a safe and abundant food, fiber, and energy supply while enhancing the sustainability of agricultural and natural resource systems.

Featured Research

Harvesting Winter WheatStudy: Conserving soil and water in dryland wheat region

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

Wheat growers in the Horse Heaven Hills of south-central Washington farm with an average of 6-8 inches of rain a year. Wind erosion has caused blowing dust that exceeded federal air quality standards 20 times in the past 10 years. MORE

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

A new study by researchers at Washington State University shows that mechanical harvesting of cider apples can provide labor and cost savings without affecting fruit, juice, or cider quality.
The study, published in the journal HortTechnology in October, is one of several studies focused on cider apple production in Washington State. It was conducted in response to growing demand for hard cider apples in the state and the nation…MORE

SubsurfaceIrrigationWSU wins national award for water-saving research

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Water scarcity – one of the toughest challenges predicted for the 21st century – is being addressed by Washington State University. As part of a multistate research program, WSU is among 19 land-grant universities honored recently for their efforts to help farmers irrigate their land more efficiently, especially during droughts and water shortages.
“A safe, reliable supply of water is inextricably linked to food security,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture…MORE

Cooper-500New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

Scientists at Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University have found a way to spot the adolescents most susceptible to specific risk factors for delinquency MORE

Beef-cattle-from-iStock-photos-500Food labels can reduce environmental impacts of livestock production

 “It’s important to know that small changes on the consumer side can help, and in fact may be necessary, to achieve big results in a production system,” said Robin White, lead researcher of a Washington State University study appearing in the journal Food Policy. MORE





Extension

With 39 locations throughout the state, WSU Extension is the front door to the University. Extension builds the capacity of individual, organization, businesses and communities, empowering them to find solutions for local issues and to improve their quality of life. Extension collaborates with communities to create a culture of life-long learning and is recognized for its accessible, learner-centered, relevant, high-quality, unbiased educational programs.

MudflatImpact: Burrowing Shrimp and Invasive Eelgrass

Shellfish production in Washington is a $60 million a year industry. Several major pests plague this industry, resulting in major crop loss. One of the most important pests is subterranean burrowing shrimp. These shrimp bioturbate (stir up) the sediment, causing the oysters to sink and die. For the past 60 years the industry has been using the insecticide Sevin to control this pest, but due to lawsuits its use was phased out in 2012. Without alternative control for shrimp, tens of millions of dollars in annual crop revenue will be lost and the industry will quickly lose its economic viability in southwestern Washington.

PoultryFarmImpact: The National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified agriculture as the leading contributor of pollutants to the nation’s rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. These reports often do not separate animal agriculture from other agricultural enterprises, but they do note that pathogens, nutrients, and oxygen-depleting substances associated with manure are three of the top five pollutants. Some emerging issues related to manure management include: endocrine disruptors (hormones), pharmaceuticals (antimicrobials), and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Adopting farm practices that minimize the environmental impact is important for food safety.

BiosolidsImpact: Biosolids and Compost

Biosolids are the solids produced during municipal wastewater treatment. Composts are made from a variety of organic materials, including both urban and agriculture sources such as yard trimmings, biosolids, storm debris, food waste or manure, and food processing residues. While these materials have traditionally been viewed as waste, they can play a valuable role as soil amendments in urban and agricultural settings. They provide nutrients and organic matter and they sequester carbon, thereby conserving resources, restoring soils, and combating climate change.

Alumni & Friends

The WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) Office of Alumni & Friends is a service unit dedicated to promoting philanthropic support for the college’s research, teaching, and extension programs.

CAHNRS seeks $190 million through the Campaign for WSU. This unprecedented fundraising goal is managed through the CAHNRS Office of Alumni and Friends. If you would like to learn more about the CAHNRS’s fundraising priorities, please explore our website or meet the team.

Funding Priorities

Through the Campaign for Washington State University, CAHNRS and WSU Extension will play a major role in defining answers to complex issues through truly big ideas—feeding the world, powering the planet, and ensuring the health and well-being of children, families, and communities. See below to learn more about how we are addressing these issues in our strategic and on-going  initiatives and development of world-class students.

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Pulse Crops
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Learning & Leadership (CTLL)
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Grain
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CAHNRS Alumni & Friends
PO Box 646228
Pullman, WA 99164-6228
PH: 509-335-2243
alumni.friends@wsu.edu

 



Faculty & Staff

Important Dates and Deadlines

Professional and Retraining Leave Guidelines

-Due to the Dean’s Office December 22, 2014

A-Z Index of Faculty and Staff Resources:

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Contact Dean’s Office:
Hulbert 421
PO Box 646242
Pullman WA 99164-6242
deans.cahnrs@wsu.edu
509-335-4561

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