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Online ordering open for Anacortes Farmers Market; first pick-up is Saturday, May 2

Apr 25th, 2020

ANACORTES – The Anacortes Farmers Market will open for the season through online ordering available to customers, with the first pick-up starting Saturday, May 2. Customers can place orders now through 10 p.m. on April 29 for pickup on May 2. After the order is places, customers will receive an automated e-mail or text confirmation with the order number. If customers do
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Farm Machinery Safety Workshop available online

Apr 21st, 2020

SKAGIT – WSU Skagit Extension is offering their Farm Machinery Safety Workshop online this spring, a very unique opportunity to receive safety training operating a tractor of more than 20 horsepower, connecting and disconnecting implements, and operating certain farm machines. This course consists of 25 hours of in class and outside tractor driving/testing. The program was designed both for
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SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mar 20th, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the
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Whatcom County Youth Fair entries due March 15

Mar 3rd, 2020
Whatcom County Youth Fair entries due March 15

WHATCOM – The 32nd annual Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 10-11. This 2-day learning fair is open to all youth ages 6-18, and is attended by youth in Whatcom and regional counties. Registration is $10 per youth (or $30 per family with 3 or more registrations). Divisions include: Beef,
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Livestock Adviser training begins

Mar 1st, 2020

BURLINGTON – Are you interested in raising beef, sheep, poultry, goats for meat, milk or fiber? WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 10-week series of classes March 3, 2020 at Stanwood High School. From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high quality livestock sustainably. Network with WSU Livestock Advisors
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The Local Dirt: February 2020

Feb 1st, 2020

Save Family Farming was presented the “Most Valuable Partner” Award from the Washington State Dairy Federation! Congrats to Save Family Farming.   The Northwest Agriculture Business Center announced registration is open for the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative’s one-day Meat Cutting Workshop on April 6. Now in its 13th year, more than 400 students have been
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Genuine Skagit Valley Program awarded $348,000 USDA grant

Jan 31st, 2020
Genuine Skagit Valley Program awarded $348,000 USDA grant

MOUNT VERNON – The Northwest Agricultural Business Center (NABC) was recently awarded $348,000 in federal funding for the Genuine Skagit Valley program. Through place-based marketing, Genuine Skagit Valley heightens consumer awareness  of, and connection to, local Skagit farms and farm products. The  funding is from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, a highly competitive national
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Home and Garden Shows coming up

Jan 31st, 2020

COUNTY – The 2020 Whatcom County Home and Garden Show will be Friday through Sunday, March 6-8, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County. More than 200 vendors will be on site at the NW Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden to offer ideas for home improvement and projects. Weekend highlights include Ladies Night (Friday),
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Beginning beekeeping course starts

Jan 31st, 2020

EVERETT – The WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring a session of the Beginning Hobbyist Beekeeper course in the Washington State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program starting Monday, Feb. 24,  6:30-9:30 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St SE, Everett. The five-week course is designed to build
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San Juan Islands Ag Summit coming up

Dec 3rd, 2019

ORCAS ISLAND – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, hosted by WSU San Juan County Extension Office, will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. This year Orcas Island will host the annual summit at Camp Orkila, including more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates gathered for a weekend of education, inspiration and
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