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Focus On Farming conference set; keynote addresses next 20 years in Ag

Oct 2nd, 2018

SNOHOMISH – The 15th annual Focus on Farming conference “Connect, Innovate, Grow,” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The conference includes sessions in farming and forestry, trade show, featured speaker, lunch, and more. Keynote speaker Mike Pearson, host of Public Television’s Market to Market, will discuss the way
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Coldstream Farms awarded; tour of new system slated for Nov. 10

Oct 2nd, 2018

WHATCOM –  Coldstream Farms, of Acme, will be awarded the Bob Keller Business Conservation Leadership Award during the Whatcom Land Trust’s annual breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Bellingham. The focus of this year’s breakfast, according to WLT, is the intersection of a healthy business community with agricultural sustainability and land conservation. Coldstream Farms, started
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Giant pumpkin festival winner tops 1,300 pounds

Oct 1st, 2018
Giant pumpkin festival winner tops 1,300 pounds

MOUNT VERNON – The Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival 2018 was a hit a Christianson’s Nursery on Sept. 22 with nearly 3,000 visitors taking in the weigh-off and activities.  The winning giant weighed in at 1,322.5-pounds, grown by Gerry and Dani Gadberry (Team Gadberry), of Battleground, WA. The complete Winner’s Circle for 2018 includes: Second
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Mushroom shows display hundreds of species, offer identification help

Oct 1st, 2018

BELLINGHAM/EVERETT – The annual mushroom shows presented by local organizations are coming up this month, offering visitors the chance to have their questions answered, mushrooms identified, and learn about the hundreds of species that grow here. The 29th Annual Wild Mushroom Show, presented by the Northwest Mushroomers Association, will be Sunday, Oct. 21 at Bloedel
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WSU Livestock Advisor program begins training series Sept. 17

Sep 2nd, 2018

BURLINGTON – WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 10-week series of classes Sept. 17. From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high-quality poultry, sheep, beef, swine, or goats sustainably. WSU Livestock Advisors share experiences and several local farm tours are also included in training. Participants are asked to return
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Clean water from cow waste: Coldstream Farms granted Regenis system

Sep 2nd, 2018

The Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) recently awarded a $930,305 grant to install and operate a clean water membrane technology system provided by Regenis, an agricultural waste solutions company based in Ferndale, to be located at Coldstream Farms in Deming. This state-of-the-art system will generate 12,000 gallons of clean water daily from the 22,000 gallons
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Celebrate the sea at Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2018

BELLINGHAM – Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its third year Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. Visitors can meet fishermen, tour boats, and try knot-tying and net-mending, as well as harbor boat rides and industry tours and an introductory
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The Local Dirt: September 2018

Sep 1st, 2018

Burlington Parks and Recreation is collecting zucchinis for the upcoming Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gourds and zucchinis are needed to supply the Zucchini Car Race activity booth. Drop your zucchinis off at 900 E. Fairhaven Ave, the Burlington Parks and
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Taste Washington Day set for Oct. 3

Sep 1st, 2018

STATE – Taste Washington Day is a day for school districts around the state celebrate Farm to School and local agriculture. On Oct. 4, or a day in October they choose, nutrition services, school gardeners, teachers, administrators, and volunteers all over Washington serve school meals with local ingredients and do activities to learn about the
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Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show coming up

Jul 1st, 2018

LYNDEN – The annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show is coming up Aug. 1-4. Visitors can see displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines, and learn how equipment was used in farming and logging. Activities will be available for kids of all ages, including threshing demonstrations, daily parades, steam powered
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