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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Agriculture

Program Contact: Trevor Lane, County Director/Associate 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


ANIMAL ALERT! Heat Stress in livestock

In extreme heat, livestock needs extra attention to be protected from heat stress. Read the publication from WSU Extension livestock experts here.

WSDA asks beekeepers to look for and report Asian giant hornet

If you believe you have seen an Asian giant hornet or if a beekeeper has noticed the aftermath of an attack, we want to hear about it. There are several ways to report:
Use the online reporting form at agr.wa.gov/hornets

When reporting a sighting, please provide as much of the following details as possible:

  • Photos of the hornet or beehive damage.
  • Your name and contact information.
  • The location where the hornet was spotted or the location of the impacted hives.
  • Description of the loss or damage to a hive (if photos are not available.)
  • Date or approximate date observed.
  • Direction of flight when the hornet flew away.

For more information, see the WSDA blogpost on Asian Giant Hornet.

Fact sheet on the Asian Giant hornet.

 

WSU Extension Statewide Animal Ag Website

Animal agriculture has an important role in Washington’s economy and communities. WSU Extension faculty and specialists involved in animal agriculture production from across Washington state have launched an updated version of the Washington State University Extension Animal Ag Website, found here. This website features fact sheets, event program details, and resource team member contact information for topics including beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep/goats, horses, other minor food animal species, forages/pasture, and water quality.  The website also features resources for youth livestock producers and there is also a section of fact sheets available in Spanish.

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.

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.


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

 

 

 

WASHINGTON STATE AGRABILITY PROJECT

Practical solutions for farmers experiencing difficulty working due to physical or mental health barriers.

To find out all about this project, click here.

WSU WISE –Confronting insufficient water in Washington State by increasing irrigation efficiency through education and consultation.

WSU WISE Objectives:

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.

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

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