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WSU Extension Programs

WSU Extension partners with businesses, communities, and volunteers to develop programs that drive innovation, invention, and technology transfer.

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4-H

The 4-H program reaches out to kids and their families to build skills for life. 4-H has a hundred different hands-on projects to offer.

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Agricultural Economics & Farm Management

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Animal Ag

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Beach Watchers

We are members of communities around Puget Sound who are dedicated to learning about its creatures, landscape and natural resources so that we can better protect this priceless heritage.

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Biologically-Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg)

BIOAg is the flagship Grant Program of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. The goal of BIOAg is to engage a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of WSU faculty in projects that further the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive and/or organic principles, practices, and technologies to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in Washington State. In addition, BIOAg funding is used to meet three objectives: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment critical gaps in existing areas of knowledge, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.

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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

CSANR leads efforts in sustainable agriculture, food, and natural resource systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible.

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Cereals Variety Testing

The WSU Extension Cereal Variety Testing Program provides growers and the agribusiness industry with comprehensive information on the adaptation and performance of winter and spring wheat and barley varieties across the different climatic regions of eastern Washington. The program also provides WSU and USDA/ARS wheat breeding programs a uniform testing and evaluation program for preliminary wheat and barley lines to assist in determinations for variety release recommendations to the Washington Agricultural Research Center.

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Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU)

The Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) works with community allies to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, community development, and education.

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Columbia Plateau PM10 Project

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists working to provide significant insight and quantification on wind erosion and dust emissions from farm fields and the potential impacts to people living downwind. The project continues to identify or develop sustainable practices that will reduce dust emissions from agricultural soils as well as to develop the capabilities to predict blowing dust events. As a result, decisions by farmers and agencies are being made from solid science.

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Composite Materials and Engineering Center

The Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) is an interdisciplinary research facility administered through the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University. We develop new building materials from a range of recycled and virgin resources. We also develop innovative structural systems to effectively utilize new materials while maintaining economic viability and public safety.

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Digital Inclusion

DGSS’s digital inclusion projects empower people, organizations and businesses to apply information technology in ways that result in greater participation in our growing knowledge-based society. We do our work through partnerships that provide training, applied research and assist in policy development that expands access to critical information technologies and applications.

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Diversity Initatives and Resources

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Energy Program

Our team provides unmatched energy services, products, education and information – all with a focus on advancing the environmental and economic well-being of our customers.

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Extension Forestry

The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and information about forest management to private forest landowners as well as the general public. We offer classes, workshops, and field days as well as publications, videos, and online resources to help you achieve your goals as a forest owner.

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Food Processing Research and Extension

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Food Safety

We work with industry, academic and regulatory partners to identify areas to serve producers, packers, processors and consumers to enhance food safety. The integration of extension and research activities strengthens the program to deliver educational outreach and generate research outcomes that address gaps in knowledge.

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Gardening in Washington State

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Germ City

A science-based education program to improve the effectiveness and frequency of hand washing behaviors in adults and children.

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Hortsense

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.

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Lind Dryland Research Station

The Dryland Research Station at Lind was established in 1915 to promote the betterment of dryland farming in the 8- to 12-inch rainfall zone in eastern Washington.

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Livestock Nutrient Management

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Master Gardener Program

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.

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Nutrition Education

The Nutrition Education Network of Washington is a strategic alliance of agencies and organizations that work with low-income families. The Network’s objective is to coordinate nutrition education efforts to communicate consistent, positive and relevant messages to increase awareness of healthful and enjoyable eating.

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Oilseed Cropping Systems

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Organic Agriculture

Beginning with early organic research in the 1970s, WSU had been an active participant in the pursuit of information, tools, and organic solutions to agricultural production and sustainability challenges.

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Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management

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Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group

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Parenting Team

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Pest Management Resource Service

The Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) serves as a hub for research-based information about pest management practices, including both chemical and alternative control methodologies. WSPRS evolved from the Washington State University Pesticide Information Center (PIC). We serve Washington State agricultural producers, researchers, extension staff, and policy makers, making relevant and accurate information widely available in a timely and accessible manner.

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Pesticide Information Center Online

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Plant and Pest Diagnostic eNetwork (PPDEN)

The WSU PPDEN is a secure system facilitating the digital submission of agricultural problems for diagnosis.

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Plant Pathology Extension

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Plant Pest Diagnostic Services (Pullman)

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Potato Variety Testing and Production Management

Provides relevant and up-to-date information that can be used by growers, processors, fresh-pack sheds, researchers, and other industry personnel.

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Puyallup Plant and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

The Washington State University Puyallup Plant and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory is committed to helping the citizens of Washington State resolve their troubles with plants and insects through accurate problem diagnoses. We also provide applicable management options to a numerous state clientele like commercial growers, pest control operators, home gardeners, consultants, county agents, Master Gardeners, and research personnel.

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Small Business Development Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff who operate from Washington State University, Western Washington University, several of the state’s community and technical colleges, and selected economic development agencies.

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Small Farms

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Small Farms Team

The Small Farms Team works with communities and individuals across Washington to foster a profitable farming system, to promote land and water stewardship, and to ensure that all Washingtonians have unrestricted access to healthy food.

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Sudden Oak Death Education Program

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Turfgrass Science

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Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pesticide Safety Education

Education with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management.

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Vegetable Research and Extension

The Vegetable Research and Extension program at WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center includes a wide range of projects such as screening new crops and breeding lines for suitability for production in Western Washington, testing new products such as degradable mulch and high tunnels, evaluating integrated pest management strategies, and implementing water and soil conservation practices.

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Veterinary Medicine Extension

Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension helps build connections between industry, producers, veterinarians, and students throughout the state of Washington. Our mission is to help improve ag animal health and well being today for our safety and well being tomorrow.

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Washington Storm-water Center

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Washington’s Water

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Western Center for Risk Management Education

The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center) is one of five USDA NIFA Extension Risk Management Education Centers. Partnering with state university Extension educators and public and private sector partners in the west, the Center provides tools and training to support producers in establishing long-term risk management strategies that will strengthen the economic viability of their farm and ranch enterprises.

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Wheat and Small Grains

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Wine and Winegrape Research

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WSU Tree Fruit

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