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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.


Program Contact: Mark Heitstuman, Director
(509) 843-3701 •

Agriculture has dominated Garfield County’s economy with farms occupying two-thirds of the county. Wheat is the main crop, though other grains such as barley and bluegrass are also grown.

Wheat farming on the Palouse of North Idaho.Warm Weather Puts Crops Ahead of Schedule

To help farmers with early crop development, AgWeatherNet offers email alerts for frosts and other adverse weather. It can also help growers schedule irrigation and use water more effectively.

To sign up for AgWeatherNet alerts, click here to start an account.

WSU Extension agents are available to answer questions about winter weather and agriculture. Learn more >

New Drought Website

The new drought website shares timely updates and a wealth of water conservation information to help farmers deal with a dry year. Farmers can find research based publications, drought updates, useful links and news on drought-related issues.

Visit the drought website >

2019 Pacific Northwest Sheep & Goat Judges School
Show Management Conference
May 16-17, 2019 Pullman, WA 

The Show Management Conference and Sheep and Goat Livestock Judges School is open to individuals currently judging livestock shows and individuals aspiring to become judges; those involved in youth show management; and to anyone wishing to learn more about managing shows and judging livestock. The management track is especially for livestock superintendents, fair managers, FFA Advisors, Extension Educators, Stock Sale Committee members, and other show management personnel.

2019 Pacific Northwest Sheep & Goat Judges School Show Management Conference