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  • Food Safety/Preservation Library Series
    2017 Food Safety/Preservation Library Series JULY Jams & Jellies Shadle Library Monday, July 10 Garlic and Herb Infused Oils South Hill Library Tuesday, July 18 6-7 p.m. Making Sauerkraut Hillyard Library Saturday, July 22 2-4 p.m. AUGUST Preserving Fruit Eastside Library Tuesday, August 22 6-7 p.m. SEPTEMBER Pickling Fairfield Library  Tuesday, September 12 6:30pm OCTOBER Jerky Making Fairfield Library  Tuesday, October 10 6:30pm NOVEMBER Dehydrating Fairfield Library  Tuesday, November 14 6:30pm
  • 2017 Horticulture Class Series
    An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the identification, selection, development, production, and care of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, turf, and landscape).  Designed to be flexible and structured around your needs, completing the full Horticulture Series earns a program certificate.  Pesticide Applicator, Arborist, and other continuing education credits will be available for select classes.  The cost is $275 for the series or $35 for individual classes (to register for an individual class, click on the class title) 12-week Course: Thursdays 9am – 12 pm starting January 12, 2017 (topic dates TBD)
  • Cultivating Success Series
    AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BUILDING A BUSINESS PLAN Course # 4470- BUSPD 162 Students will begin building a working business plan for their agricultural operation. Topic will include record keeping, cash flow analysis and management, market research, risk management strategies and insurance, tax management, financing your operation and USDA conservation programs that help offset infrastructure costs. Students should have some experience farming and a basic understanding of business management. BEGINNING SUSTAINABLE SMALL FARMING AND RANCHING Course # 9106 – BUSPD 160 Students will learn how to apply successful whole farm management principles to a small farm operation. Learn about farm site location and layout, soil management, growing ... » More ...
  • Family Foresters Workshop
    A forum for foresters and other natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners Friday, January 15, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center 1100 N. Sullivan Road Spokane Valley, Washington Program Agenda 8:30 a.m. Registration Opens 9:00 a.m. After The Fire – Reforestation: Phil Anderson, Washington DNR 9:45 a.m. After The Fire – Unstable Slopes Associated with Fires: Isabelle Hoygaard, Washington DNR 11:00 a.m. After The Fire – Insects: Tom Eckberg, Idaho Department of Lands 11:30 a.m. After The Fire – Range: Tip Hudson, WSU Extension 12:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee) 1:15 p.m. After The Fire ... » More ...
  • Basic Beekeeping
    For more information Contact: Joan Nolan (509) 924-3652 Anna Kestell (509) 477-2195    
  • HORT 320 Class Materials
    OLERICULTURE Horticulture 320 – (UI PlSc 451) FALL 2014 Course Description: (3 credits) Science, business, and art of vegetable crop production: culture, fertility, growth, physiology, handling, marketing; garden, commercial, greenhouse, tropical, specialty vegetables. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, BIOLOGY 120, or HORT 202. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. Class Time: Mon. & Wed. 3:30pm – 4:45pm Instructor: Jeremy S. Cowan, Ph.D. 222 N. Havana St. Spokane, WA 99202 jeremy.cowan@wsu.edu (o) 509-477-2145 (c) 760-580-8810 Meeting Location: Murrow Hall 53 Campus Office:
  • Agricultural Machinery Maintenance
    Preventing Shop Accidents Equipment maintenance and repair is necessary to avoid down time and to minimize major repairs. However, maintaining and repairing machines can lead to serious injury. Workers should be trained in shop safety and have the proper equipment to minimize or even eliminate the impact of shop accidents. Causes of Injuries When Repairing Machines Improper Lifting. By lifting incorrectly or lifting items that are too heavy or awkward causes back injury. Poorly Maintained Tools. Using tools, such as chisels with mushroomed heads, could result in a piece of metal flinging off and hitting a bystander or the worker. Improper Hydraulic System Maintenance. Pinhole ... » More ...
  • Safe Agricultural Implement Operation
    Almost all agricultural operations involve implements of some kind. Most injuries can be prevented simply by paying attention to the job at hand. Trouble comes from taking shortcuts because you are in a hurry or too impatient to do the job correctly. Causes of Injury from Usage of Implements Failure to turn off the tractor and implement’s power and to wait for the machine to stop moving completely before repairing or adjusting the machine. You risk the possibility of getting hands or clothing caught in or on the PTO or in a moving pulley, belt, or chain while attempting to work on a machine while ... » More ...
  • Tractor Safety
    Preventing Falls and Runovers Falling off the tractor and being runover, either by the tractor or the implement being pulled, account for about a third of fatal and serious injuries involving tractors. Causes of Falls and Runovers Being thrown off the operator seat when the tractor hits a hole, stump, or ditch. Extra Riders “Jump” starting the tractor when standing beside it. Trying to mount or dismount when the tractor is moving. Slipping on the steps or platform when mounting or dismounting. Leaving the deck of the machine cluttered with tools and other items. Riding on the tongue or any part of the implement being ... » More ...
  • Tractor Operation Safety
    Preventing Overturns Half of all farming and ranching accidents resulting in fatalities involve tractors. Common Tractor Accidents Tractor overturns or “roll overs” are the most common tractor incident resulting in serious injury or a fatality. Overturns are involved in almost half of all fatal tractor accidents. Causes of Side Overturns Turning uphill on a steep bank. Turning a corner to rapidly. Operating a tractor equipped with a front loader raised too high with a heavy load. Towing loads (implements, wagons, etc.) too heavy or unstable loads. Operating a tractor too close to a road or ditch bank. Hitting holes, logs, stumps or bumps, particularly at ... » More ...
  • Highway Transport of Agricultural Equipment
    Preventing Public Road Accidents Transporting agricultural machinery from one field to the next by way of public roads is a necessity for many in agriculture. Many motorists are unfamiliar with slow moving agricultural machinery. The potential for accidents is high. Equipment operators must be aware of the hazard their use of public roads causes and take necessary precautions. Causes of Accidents on Public Roads Difference in Speed – Most farm machinery is transported at speeds of 25 mph or slower while other vehicles often are traveling at much faster speeds, causing motorists to miscalculate how fast they are approaching farm machinery. Farm Size and Location ... » More ...
  • Safe Harvesting Operations
    Preventing Accidents While Harvesting Hay and Forages Harvesting hay or other forage crops involves many different operations. Because of the many types of machines used, number of people and different operations involved, accidents can and do occur during this busy season. Causes of Accidents While Harvesting Tractor Overturns – This is the number one cause of injury and death on the farm or ranch. Refer to December 1999 Ag Horizon for detailed safety practices. Improper Use, Hitching, or Maintenance of Implements – Harvesting forage and hay involves mowers, rakes, balers, stackers, harrowbeds, loaders, and other machines. All have moving parts that can easily entangle a ... » More ...
  • Family Living
    CF Adventures in Family Living Project Objectives: fix snacks and simple meals construct at least two simple items such as a carry-all bag, a pin cushion, or a simple garment play finger games, sing action songs, and make books and toys that may aid in child care make room furnishings such as a bulletin board, wall hanging, mobile, wastebasket, or pillow Member Publications C0885 Adventures in Family Living Record (pad of 10) …………………………………..$1.00 EM4766 Adventures in Family Living, Member Manual ……………………………$2.00 Leader Publication EM4765 Adventures in Family Living, Leader Guide ………………………………..$1.50 CAA The Sitter Project  Objectives: learn about the rewards and responsibilities of baby-sitting practice ... » More ...
  • Expressive Arts
    APPLIED ARTS BCAA Introduction to Creative Arts Project BCAB Creative Arts Project Objectives: express creativity use art as a leisure time activity select appropriate materials for a project Member Publication C0784 Applied Arts Record (pad of 10) ……….$1.00 EM4720 Standards of Quality in Crafts ………….$1.50 EM4767 Expressive Arts ………………………………$1.50 EM4768 Line, Expressive Arts Series ………………$1.50 EM4769 Shape, Expressive Arts Series ……………$1.50 EM4770 Form, Expressive Arts Series …………….$1.50 EM4771 Color, Expressive Arts Series …………….$1.50 EM4772 Texture, Expressive Arts Series …………$1.50 Leader Publication MNBU7597 Palette of Fun Art Activities ……………$14.00 MNBU8180 !Qué Rico! La Cultura Bilingual Helper’s Guide ………………………………$9.00 PHOTOGRAPHY BCDA Adventures with Your Camera Project BCDB ... » More ...
  • Environmental Stewardship
    …AND MY WORLD PROJECT …And My World Leader Guide ……………. $8.00 Available only from WSU Puyallup; contact Carol Beckman, 253-445-4623, beckmanc@wsu.edu. DA Discovery Project Objectives: explore the outdoors and learn to appreciate the natural environment learn about air, energy, forestry, marine life, soil, water, and wildlife develop and demonstrate leadership skills practice principles that restore the natural environment acquire a commitment to community action learn personal development skills Member Publications C0532 Mounting Cards (packet of 7 for displaying leaf collections) ………………$1.00 EM2871 Outdoor Survival ……………………..$1.00 Leader Publications EM2474 Outdoor Navigation with Map and Compass ……………………………………..$2.00 EM2872 Outdoor Survival—Additional Information for Leaders ………………….$1.00 PNW0456 Learning Outdoors: ... » More ...
  • Shooting Sports
    DEBA Riflery Project DEBAB Pistol Project DEBAC Shotgun Project DEBAD Black Powder/Muzzle Loading Project DEBAE Hunting Objectives: practice safe and responsible use of the firearm understand the operations, functions, and fundamentals of the firearm understand the principles of wildlife management develop self-discipline, sportsmanship, marksmanship, and ethical behavior Member Publications C0862 Shooting Sports Record …………….$1.00 Contact the State 4-H Office, WSU Pullman, 509-335-2981,for more information and curriculum. Leader Publications Shooting Sports leaders receive the project curriculumafter completing required training. Training is offered2–3 times per year. Contact the State 4-H Office, WSU, Pullman, 509-335-2981, for training dates. DEBB Archery Project Objectives: practice safe and responsible use of ... » More ...
  • Consumer Education
    CCA Consumer Critter Project Objectives: understand the difference between needs and wants gain skills in finding quality for money spent know consumer rights and responsibilities acquire responsible saving and spending habits identify and describe the functions of our economy incorporate consumer habits with environmental sensitivity Leader Publication MISC0307 Leader’s Guide to Using Consumer Critter Crew ……………………………….$11.00 CCB Financial Champions Objectives: distinguish between needs and wants consider money personalities and values learn ways to use and save money recognize the benefits and drawbacks of credit practice wise consumer decision making learn how to select financial services Member Publications MNBU7710 Money FUNdamentals. …………………$3.50 MNBU7711 Money Moves. ... » More ...
  • Clothing & Construction Textiles
    The 4-H Clothing Program provides an opportunity for youth to practice a variety of life skills, while learning about sewing, clothing, and textiles subject matter. Kansas 4-H Clothing & Textiles Leader Notebook Available for loan from Spokane County 4-H, 477-2048, 4-H@spokanecounty.org CBA Fun With Clothes _ CBB Clothing Capers . CBC Clothes That Click .. Objectives: apply personal creativity and learn basic sewing skills practice good personal grooming skills learn about fabrics, textile science, and technology select appropriate color, line, and design apply wise shopping practices select appropriate care for personal clothing learn about the cultural influences of clothing learn clothing skills for different careers ... » More ...
  • Additional Equine Curriculum
    Ground Handling Horses Safely Facilitator Guide and Lesson Plan ………………………………………. $4.00 Designed as supplemental material to Ground Handling Horses Safely Video. Equine Awareness Youth Education Program …………. $6.00 128-pg. publication. Topics include attitudes that promote horse well-being, handling and exhibition, stress, housing horses, feed, health, and public perceptions.
  • Equine Videos
    Ground Handling Horses Safely Video ………………… $20.00 18-minute video to help teach and practice horse ground handling safety. Every Time…Every Ride Video ……………………………. $15.00 20-minute video on head injury prevention for all equine program participants.