Agriculture

Program Contact: Trevor Lane, County Director/Assistant Professor
509-775-5225 x1116 • trevor.lane@wsu.edu

Range Areas ~ Cattle, Horses, Mules & Donkeys

Responsibilities of Residents Regarding the Range Area Laws in Ferry County. See the brochure: Range Area Education

Grasshopper Biology and Management

WSU Ferry County Extension, in collaboration with USDA and APHIS (Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service), has produced the video “Grasshopper Life Cycle and Biology.” View it here.

Feeding Livestock During and After a Disaster

A WSU Extension publication addressing the challenges of keeping animals healthy during times of stress. Read the publication here.

New Antibiotic Regulations

The new Food and Drug Administration regulations affect all U.S. poultry, livestock and pig producers and exhibitors. The new antibiotic regulations took effect on January 1, 2017.

Although certification in the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus or Youth Pork Quality Assurance® Plus program should provide a good foundation, Koeman says some new requirements, such as keeping original copies of VFDs for two years (producer, veterinarian and feed mill) will be adjustments.

To help keep things simple, the National Pork Board has introduced the USCARE checklist. For additional information about the antibiotic changes, click here.


WSU Ferry County Extension offers assistance and/or researched based information in the following agricultural areas:

Ag Resources

Ferry County’s Voluntary Stewardship Program – Work Group meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, 6 pm in the Republic TEDD office at 147 N. Clark St., Suite #6. More info>>

 

 

WSU WISE – Confronting insufficient water in Washington State by increasing irrigation efficiencies through education and consultation. Objectives are:

1.Educate and enroll farmers in the Irrigation Scheduler Mobile (ISM) system; a tailored, water-use efficiency monitoring application.

2.Provide voluntary irrigation assessments and deliver a tailored compilation of recommendations for irrigation system improvements. Measure changes in water-use efficiency rates of participants.

3.WISE aims to encourage adoption of efficient irrigation equipment by providing producers with technical assistance in applying for EQIP Grants.

4.Bring an AgWeatherNet station to Ferry County.

Call the Extension Office for more information on irrigation assessments 775-5225 x1116.