Agriculture

Program Contact: Dale Whaley, Agronomy Educator
(509) 745-8531 • dwhaley@wsu.edu

April25Reds2009Agricultural production in Chelan and Douglas Counties is at the heart of who we are and the driver of our economies.  Diversification and expansion of other business and industrial enterprises have complemented the area’s ability to grow and sustain an increasing population.

Within our counties, tree fruit, cereal grains and livestock production have been the steady backbone of the agricultural industry for over a century.  WSU Extension has been and continues to be an integral part of helping these industries thrive as viable, sustainable partners in the continued growth of our area.

Tim Smith is a world renowned tree fruit Extension educator located in the Chelan County office and supported by Douglas County, grants and Chelan County.  His programs for tree fruit growers are an important tool that helps them continue to thrive in a constantly changing environment. You can find his information on our site by clicking here
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Dale Whaley is an Extension educator working primarily in Douglas County on cereal crops and managing weed control issues.  Dale is a specialist in bio-control of noxious weeds and can assist in the development of a plan for using bio-controls in a variety of agricultural applications.  You can find his information on our site at two locations; click here for cereal grain information; click here for help with weed control issues.

You can use the search box at the top of this page to find specific topics of interest to you.  If you need assistance, please call us at 509-667-6540 or 509-745-8531, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

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