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Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Program Contact: WSU Skagit County Extension
(360) 428-4270 •
Hosted by Stanwood FFA

Presented by WSU Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Extension
and the Cattlemen’s Association


Saturday, January 27, 2018

at Stanwood High School

At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool,
you can attend classes on a multitude of topics,
network with other small farmers,
enjoy a prime rib lunch and
visit with local agricultural businesses.

2018 Class Information and Descriptions –

Click here for our class descriptions!


Vendor and Sponsor Applications:

Event Sponsor Application

Large Booth 10’x10′ Vendor Application

Small Booth Vendor Application


Trade Show is open ALL Day!

7:30 – 8:45 – Registration, Trade Show, Coffee and Pastries

9:00 – 10:00 – Session 1

10:15 – 11:15 – Session 2

11:30 – 12:30 – (A) Session 3 or (B) Lunch/Trade Show

1:00 – 2:00 – (A) Lunch/Trade Show or (B) Session 4

2:15 – 3:15 – Session 5

3:30 – 4:30 – Session 6

4:30 – 5:00 – Trade Show

Registration Information:

2018 Expo Registration Costs:

All registrations include lunch and breakfast items at no extra cost.



Student age 12-18:

$40 ($10 if student sponsorship is requested during registration by choosing that registration type)


Payment Information:

Online registrants can pay with a card via PayPal (no account is necessary; you’ll be redirected to the payment site) or with a check. Registrants can pay with cash at the WSU Skagit County Extension office.

If you’re paying by check, make your check payable to Livestock Masters Foundation. You can combine registration payments on one check. Just include a note listing those whose registration payment is covered by the check. Don’t forget to include class fees. Send the check to

Country Living Expo
c/o WSU Skagit County Extension
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A
Burlington, WA 98233

Registration Availability:

Online registration is closed in order to prepare our event for all of our attendees. Registration is AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR the day of the Expo!

Right now you can download our “At-the-door” registration form which lists classes still available. Print this out, fill it in, circle your class choice for each session, and bring it with you Saturday to save time.

Classes shaded in gray on the form will be available to anyone who registers that morning. The remaining classes have limited spaces and may fill. Remaining spots are first come, first served.

Please also check out our class descriptions (linked above).

We will begin taking new registrations at 7:30 AM just inside the main doors near the school office.



Online registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail after completing online registration from This e-mail will list all the registration information entered and can be printed.

For those who pay online via PayPal after completing the registration form, you’ll receive an additional payment confirmation email from PayPal.

For those who pay by check, or register completely by mail, when registration AND payment is received, attendee will receive a confirmation e-mail from This e-mail will confirm received payment only. Please allow several days, as volume of registration received may delay confirmation e-mails.

Cancellation Policy

Attendees can transfer their registration payment to another person at any time before the Expo or on the day of the Expo. That person can take the same classes, or register for any classes still available.

Otherwise, attendees may, upon request, receive a refund equal to half their purchase price before January 1. After January 1, no refunds are available.

Special Events at the Expo!

Trent Loos will be a keynote speaker at the Expo!

Trent is a sixth generation United States farmer with a passion for agriculture. He presently has a radio listening audience of 4 million and can be heard on more than 100 stations across the country. Trent brings his humorous dialog while speaking to both agriculture groups and non agriculture groups across the country. We feel very fortunate to bring Trent to our Expo community where he will share his passion for improving food security by supporting local agriculture grown in the USA.


Chicken and Duck Egg Weigh Off sponsored by Conway Feed

Entries are open to everyone. The egg can come from your own flock, purchased eggs, borrowed eggs, anywhere you can come up with a larger than expected chicken or duck egg. Prizes – you bet! The owner of the largest chicken AND duck egg will win 100#s of CONWAY FEED ALL NATURAL LAYER PELLETS. There will also be drawings for free feed for everyone who enters an egg in the weigh off!


Fiber Palooza!

Going strong for third year – Prizes are awarded in all fiber categories – so gather some fiber from your favorite sheep, alpaca, llama, rabbit or goat to enter into our show.

Driving Directions:

Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool Location:
Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St NW
Stanwood, Washington, 98292

From I-5 take Exit 212 and head west on WA-532 (towards Stanwood/Camano Island).

Turn right onto 72nd Ave. NW and left onto 272nd St. NW. High school will be on your immediate left.


Contact the WSU Skagit County Extension Office at 360-428-4270, ext 0.

Event Sponsors:


Snohomish County Farm Bureau