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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.

Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Program Contact: WSU Skagit County Extension
(360) 428-4270 •

Hosted by Stanwood FFA

Presented by the Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Skagit & Snohomish County Extension Livestock Advisor Program and the Cattlemen’s Association


Saturday, January 25, 2020

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.


2020 Class Information –

View class descriptions here.


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

12:45 – 1:45 – (A) Lunch/Trade Show or (B) Session 4

2:00 – 3:00 – Session 5

3:15 – 4:15 – Session 6

4:15 – 4:30 – Trade Show

Registration Information:

2020 Expo Registration Costs:

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


January 1 – 20: $85

January 21 – 25: $100 still $85!

Student / Youth*:

$10 automatic sponsored rate for ages 12-18

$40 youth/student rate
for all other children or those not requesting a sponsorship

*registration is required of all children


Payment Information:

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

Check payments by mail for new registrations can no longer be accepted.

If you were paying by check, make your check payable to Livestock Master 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

Online Registration is closed. Registration will be available at the door Saturday beginning at 7:30.

Cards, cash, or check will be accepted.


2020 At the door registration form

This form lists the classes still available to register for at the door. The classes in gray boxes have limited seating. Those classes are first come, first served for remaining seat spaces. All others have enough seating to accommodate day-of registration.

You can print the form, fill it out and bring it with you to save time. Bring it to new registration just inside the main doors.

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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!


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 fourth 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 or email