Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Program Contact: Joan DeVries, Livestock Advisors Program Coordinator
(360) 428-4270 ext. 240 •

Hosted by Stanwood FFA

Presented by WSU Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Extension
and the Cattlemen’s Association

Saturday, January 30, 2016

at Stanwood High School

At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool,
you can attend classes on a multitude of topics,
network with other small farmers,
enjoy a prime rib lunch and
visit with local agricultural businesses.


Trade Show is open ALL Day!

7:30 – 8:45 – Registration, Trade Show, Coffee and Pastries

9:00 – 10:00 – Session 1

10:15 – 11:15 – Session 2

11:30 – 12:30 – (A) Session 3 or (B) Lunch/Trade Show

1:00 – 2:00 – (A) Lunch/Trade Show or (B) Session 4

2:15 – 3:15 – Session 5

3:30 – 4:30 – Session 6

4:30 – 5:00 – Trade Show

Class Descriptions – Take a look!

Registration Information:

Expo Registration Costs:

All registrations include lunch and breakfast items at no extra cost.



Student age 12-18:

$40 ($10 if student sponsorship is requested)

Registration Availability:

Country Living Expo and Farm Tours

Online registration is currently closed. WE WILL BE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION AT-THE-DOOR on a first-come, first served for any remaining classes.

At the door registration form 2016

Please check out our “At the door” registration form above. You can print, choose your classes, and take with you to registration to save time. This form shows the classes with space still available. Again, these classes are available first-come, first served until a classroom is filled. Classes in gray on the form have enough space that we do not expect them to fill that day. Classes in white may fill as people register that morning.

Registration opens at 7:30 AM. After you register, check out the coffee, tea and pastries in the cafeteria! You can also visit the trade show before classes begin at 9 AM. You will likely need at least 15 minutes to find your class, so if you’re registering at the door, we suggest arriving by 8:30 or earlier.

Payment Information:

For those who have not yet paid, please bring your payment to the door, rather than mailing a check as we may not receive it before the expo.

Those registering or paying at the door can pay with cash, check or card.


On-line registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail after completing online registration from This e-mail will list all the registration information entered.

For those who pay by check, or register completely by mail, when registration AND payment is received, attendee will receive a confirmation e-mail from This e-mail will confirm received payment only. Please allow several days, as volume of registration received may delay confirmation e-mails.

Cancellation Policy

Attendees can transfer their registration payment to another person at any time before the Expo or on the day of the Expo. That person can take the same classes, or register for any classes still available.

Otherwise, attendees may, upon request, receive a refund equal to half their purchase price before January 1. After January 1, no refunds are available.

2016 Event Sponsors:

CSANR color SARE_Western_Logo_Low
NWFCS logo
Spane CVVC logo
Snohomish Conservation District logo



 esary logo

 co-op supply

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Critter’ Fencing

 Snohomish Cattlemen’s Association


Conway Feed

 Moss Adams

Snohomish County Farm Bureau


Driving Directions:

Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool Location:

Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St NW
Stanwood, Washington, 98292

From I-5 take Exit 212 and head west on WA-532 (towards Stanwood/Camano Island).

Turn right onto 72nd Ave. NW and left onto 272nd St. NW. High school will be on your immediate left.


Contact the WSU Skagit County Extension Office at 360-428-4270, ext 0.

This conference is supported by the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) and the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE).

Quick Links:

Registering a school group or other large group?

Country Living Expo group registration form

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