Food Systems Newsletters

Island County Food Systems Newsletter Agricultural and regionally relevant news, classes and events from WSU and WSU Extension. To be added to the mailing list, email October, 2019 (pdf)September, 2019 (pdf)February, 2019 (pdf)January, 2019 (pdf) December, 2018 (pdf)November, 2018 (pdf)October, 2018 (pdf)September, 2018 (pdf)

WSU Extension creates COVID 19 food system information hub

WSU Extension creates COVID 19 food system information hub Faculty and staff from WSU Extension’s Food Systems Program are working to better assist farm and food businesses, and consumers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. By leveraging the existing networks of their team, the Food Systems Program created the COVID‑19 HUB, a compilation of online […]

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, Snohomish Conservation DistrictEli Wheat, SkyRoot Farm, Organic Farm School, and faculty in the Program on the Environment at the University of WashingtonJake Stewart, Sweetwater Farm […]

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 provide internet access for Washingtonians who don’t have broadband service at their homes. On Camano:WSU Extension Island County Multi-Purpose Center141 NE Camano Drive On Whidbey:WSU […]

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 pesticide applicator exams. For more information and to register, visit the webinar website.

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 masks have been in short supply, with priority going to people working on the front lines in the pandemic. They are now available again, but […]

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 non-profit Farm Business Incubator and Training Program established in 2009 with two locations; in Skagit County and King County Washington. Viva has educated over 900 […]