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Jan 17-18: Cascadia Grains Conference helps revitalize local grain economy

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Two-day event helps grow a regional grain economy west of the Cascades.
Research shows boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially girls

Research shows boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially girls

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New research finds boredom is rising year after year for U.S. teens.
Extension Foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests

Extension Foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests

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Washington’s family-owned forests provide scenic beauty, clean water, wildlife habitat, and natural resources that support schools, hospitals, roads, and libraries across the state. But Washington’s…
New Extension director brings broad leadership background to new position

New Extension director brings broad leadership background to new position

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Economics professor and AMDT chair Vicki McCracken has been named CAHNRS Associate Dean and Director of Extension.
Learn beekeeping this fall; Harvest more next summer

Learn beekeeping this fall; Harvest more next summer

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Beginner beekeeping course helps Washington residents raise important pollinators
Nov. 12: Succession planning workshop helps southeast Washington landowners pass on their farms, forests

Nov. 12: Succession planning workshop helps southeast Washington landowners pass on their farms, forests

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Extension experts can help forest-owning families pass on their land to the next generation. Family forest and farm owners in southeastern Washington can learn how…
Bigleaf maple syrup workshop teaches woodland owners to create local treat

Bigleaf maple syrup workshop teaches woodland owners to create local treat

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The Pacific Northwest’s native bigleaf maple trees harbor one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
Dean Wright invited to Wine Spectator gala in NYC

Dean Wright invited to Wine Spectator gala in NYC

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Building our partnership with Wine Spectator, Dean André-Denis Wright attended the publication’s exclusive New York Wine Experience gala.
Book wins award for talking about spaces between ‘Us,’ ‘Them’

Book wins award for talking about spaces between ‘Us,’ ‘Them’

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HD professor Marcelo Diversi will receive the 2019 Ethnography Division Best Book Award from the National Communication Association.
Nov. 14: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Stevenson

Nov. 14: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Stevenson

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WSU Extension Forestry offers a free seminar in Stevenson on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately owned…
CAHNRS professors honored for research

CAHNRS professors honored for research

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Two CAHNRS faculty members, a CAHNRS-led interdisciplinary team of scientists, and a staff member received Office of Research awards as part of WSU’s Research Week…
Putting his heart into it: First-gen college student, Noel Perez (’20), named Wine Spectator Student of the Year

Putting his heart into it: First-gen college student, Noel Perez (’20), named Wine Spectator Student of the Year

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Gratitude and humility: Those traits don’t often define a 4.0 GPA student who has created his own blockbuster wine, and who holds the honorific of…
Nov. 5: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Morton

Nov. 5: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Morton

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WSU Extension Forestry offers a free seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately owned forests.
Program helping youths in criminal justice system wins award

Program helping youths in criminal justice system wins award

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Program in Pierce County helps disadvantaged youth turn their lives around using social emotional learning.
CAHNRS, College of Medicine secure $1.1 million grant to combat rural opioid abuse

CAHNRS, College of Medicine secure $1.1 million grant to combat rural opioid abuse

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WSU team receives $1.1 million grant focused on providing training and technical assistance to rural Washington communities combating the opioid epidemic.
Growing a Halloween favorite more sustainably

Growing a Halloween favorite more sustainably

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They come in all shapes and sizes, in hues of golden orange, pale white, and green. Painted, carved, or baked in a pie, pumpkins are…
Alumni, partners explore new Perennial Grass Breeding and Ecology Farm

Alumni, partners explore new Perennial Grass Breeding and Ecology Farm

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Scientists, industry partners view future center for hardier, sustainable grasses
New professor joins WSU with national recognition

New professor joins WSU with national recognition

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WSU’s newest entomology professor will arrive shortly after winning a national award from the Entomological Society of America.
Grant to search for more efficient way to make cancer-fighting drugs

Grant to search for more efficient way to make cancer-fighting drugs

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WSU scientist is part of a $4 million effort to develop a better way to produce taxol, a chemotherapy drug that was discovered in the…
Cosmic Crisp® apple brings Johnny Appleseed to kids, stages across US

Cosmic Crisp® apple brings Johnny Appleseed to kids, stages across US

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Cosmic Crisp® helps bring “Johnny Appleseed” to US audiences
New facility for WSU bee program

New facility for WSU bee program

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WSU’s Honey Bee & Pollinator Research & Education program has a new permanent home with pending purchase of facility near Othello, Wash.
Exploring motivations behind mobile shopping

Exploring motivations behind mobile shopping

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WSU researchers study the motivations that fuel our mobile shopping.
Dec. 10 -11: WSU Wheat Academy registration opens

Dec. 10 -11: WSU Wheat Academy registration opens

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Registration for WSU’s annual Wheat Academy opens on October 8.
Scientists study how wasps learn for better trap

Scientists study how wasps learn for better trap

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Entomologists aim to take the sting out of stressful encounters
Oct. 12: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

Oct. 12: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

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WSU’s Eggert Family Organic Farm hosts its annual Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.
Getting mac and cheese to Mars

Getting mac and cheese to Mars

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WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat mac & cheese, which could have benefits for everything from space travel…
Students’ savory food creation boosts nutrition, health for developing world

Students’ savory food creation boosts nutrition, health for developing world

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Five students started with an idea: A simple food that could save lives.
WSU researcher wins prestigious NIFA Fellowship

WSU researcher wins prestigious NIFA Fellowship

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Horticulture doctoral student, Margaret McCoy, conducts most of her research at the WSU IAREC Center in Prosser, Wash. Margaret McCoy (‘20) has been awarded a…
Football fans enjoy showcase of WSU wine science

Football fans enjoy showcase of WSU wine science

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The WSU Wine Science Program gave out samples of student-made wine as part of a Taste of Washington event before a recent WSU football game.
Celebrate 100 years of research at WSU’s Prosser station at upcoming events

Celebrate 100 years of research at WSU’s Prosser station at upcoming events

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Events honor 100 years of WSU innovation and discovery in south-central Washington.
WSU’s first endowed deanship commemorates a Northwest pioneer

WSU’s first endowed deanship commemorates a Northwest pioneer

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Family’s gift will support academic and research endeavors that reflect James “Cashup” Davis’s innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.