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Annual Field Day coming up July 11

Jul 2nd, 2019

MOUNT VERNON –The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day will be held July 11. Faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. The event is free to the public, and starts at 3 p.m. Two tractor-driven wagons will be
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The Local Dirt: June 2019

Jun 10th, 2019

Whatcom Family Farmers were honored as the grand marshal in the Lynden Farmers Day Parade on Saturday, June 1. Congrats! The Skagit Valley Co-op’s June Summer Garden Party will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Come meet with some favorite local farmers and producers to share the delights of the season. Enjoy fun in
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The Local Dirt: May 2019

May 2nd, 2019

The Puget Sound Jr. Livestock show is coming up Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon. This is open to all 4-H and FFA members who’d like to exhibit, sell or market swine, goat, sheep or steer. All are welcome to buy. For more information, visit www.pugetsoundjuniorlivestock.org. Laurel Farm
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Experience agricultural history at International Plowing Match

May 2nd, 2019

LYNDEN – Come and experience agricultural history at the 78th annual International Plowing Match on Saturday, May 18. The public is invited to watch draft horses and animals guided by skilled plowmen and women plowing a field as was done in the past. Admission and parking are free (enter at the north end of Berthusen
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San Juan County: Agricultural groups connecting new farmers to farmland

May 2nd, 2019

SAN JUAN – Through a new USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Grant, several local and regional organizations are partnering to bring attention to the issues of aging farmers, rising land prices, and meeting the needs for new farmers in San Juan County.The goal of the program, Farmers to Farmland, is to connect new farmers to
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Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival coming up May 11

May 2nd, 2019

LOPEZ – The annual Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival will be Saturday, May 11. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for the public to learn about sheep and goats, and experience activities and products. Learn about spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting, and visit with vendors of local crafts, food, and farm products. Watch
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Registration open for annual Llama/Alpaca Information and Education Day

May 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The 12th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day will be Saturday, June 22, offering a day of workshops and education about alpacas and llamas. This event is free and open to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning llamas or alpacas. A group of caring owners and speakers will discuss care,
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Whatcom Food Network Spring Forum set for May 16

Apr 25th, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The Whatcom Food Network Spring Forum, hosted by Whatcom Food Network, will be Thursday, May 16. Discussion will include what’s happening with local food, what is working when it comes to eating local, and one solution that addresses youth. Action items, tools, and resources will be available for participants. This free forum will
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All things goats at Goat University

Apr 2nd, 2019

WHIDBEY – Goat University 2019, a one-day clinic on all things goats, will be held Saturday, April 20 at the Island County Fair Grounds on Whidbey Island. Registration is available for all ages, with a variety of classes offered. Goat University is presented by Four Seasons Farm 4-H Club. For information, contact www.facebook.com/4HfunonWhidbey/ or whidbey.goatuniversity@gmail.com.



The Local Dirt: April 2019

Apr 2nd, 2019

Whatcom Family Farmers published a REAL Environmental Action & Leadership insert placed in the March 31 issue of the Bellingham Herald, sharing the stories of Whatcom County farmers’ environmental leadership. The group has more copies for anyone interested in sharing at your place of business. Local businesses who helped with this project include CHS Northwest,
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