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Country Living Expo registration open; Temple Grandin to speak, lead workshops

Dec 15th, 2014 | Category: Features, Skills

temple grandin webSTANWOOD –  The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool will offer more than 185 workshops focused on skills and practical living on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Stanwood High School, and will feature a trade show with more than 65 vendors. More than 60 of this year’s classes are new.  “Our program has grown to include not only rural farmers and cattle producers but also homeowners, backyard farmers and urban apartment dwellers,” said Joan DeVries, program coordinator with WSU Extension in Skagit, Snohomish and Island counties. Registration costs $70 for adults (early bird special of $65 before Jan. 1, 2015) and $40 for youth with a discounted rate of $10 for the first 200 youth ages 12-18 needing scholarship help. Registration includes coffee and pastries, five classes and choice of prime rib or vegetarian lunch. Some classes have a materials fee but there is no charge to attend the trade show. To register and view classes, visit http://skagit.wsu.edu/CountryLivingExpo.

In addition to the Saturday classes and trade show, Friday evening will feature the presentation “The Way I See It,” by Dr. Temple Grandin at the Everett Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $25 at templegrandin.brownpapertickets.com. Grandin is also leading two livestock workshops at the Expo. On Sunday, farm tours to either a beef farm or an Arabian horse farm available to Expo attendees for $10 per family. The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool is presented by WSU Extension, Livestock Master Foundation and the Tri-County Cattlemen’s Assoc., and is hosted by the Stanwood FFA. For more information, call Skagit County Extension at (360) 428-4270 ext 0.



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