News and Events

Program Contact: Loren Imes, Master Gardener/Food Systems Coordinator
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  • Agroforestry Options for Small Farms Carrie Brausieck, Resource Planner for the Snohomish County Conservation District discussed agroforestry options for small farms at the November 2020 presentation of the Whidbey Island Growers Association. She was joined by […]
  • So You Want to Start a Farm? *Update* Recorded video of this session and links to all of the recorded presentations. StartUp Washington, a website for those looking to start their own business created by the Washington […]
  • Selling to Wholesale Customers Katherine Myrvold, Sales and Farmer Training Programs Coordinator for Viva Farms discussed wholesale market channels at the October 2020 presentation of the Whidbey Island Growers Association. Viva Farms is a […]
  • KN95 Masks Available to Island County Farmers I have limited numbers of KN95 masks available to Camano and Whidbey farmers for free courtesy of the Island County Department of Emergency Management and the State of Washington. KN95 […]
  • Pesticide Pre-License Review Webinars WSU is offering two types of Pesticide Pre-License Review Webinars before the November – March training season. Pre-license Exam Review webinars are for people preparing to take the Washington state […]
  • Free Drive-in Wi-Fi at Extension Offices Both WSU Extension Island County offices in Coupeville and on Camano Island at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center (Blue Building) offer free drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots accessible in the parking areas to […]
  • Resources and Recording of July Whidbey Island Growers Association Presentation on Ag Resiliency and Climate Change We had a great discussion at the July meeting of the Whidbey Island Growers Association. The topic was Agricultural Resiliency and Climate Change and featured three excellent speakers: Bennett LaFond, […]
  • Asian Giant Hornet Presentation to Washington State Beekeepers Association WSU Extension Island County Director Dr. Tim Lawrence recently made a presentation to the Washington State Beekeepers Association on the Asian Giant Hornet. Learn of the threat they pose to […]