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Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Program Contact: WSU Skagit County Extension
(360) 428-4270, ext. 0 •

Hosted by Stanwood FFA

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


Saturday, January 26, 2019

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.


2019 Class Information –

Click here to view class descriptions!


Day of Event Registration Form-

For last minute registration, please print form (see link below), complete at home, and bring to registration at the Expo at 8am.

Last Minute Registration Form


For Individuals Registering Day of Event:

GUARANTEED Spots Available to see Dr. Temple Grandin in Session #101 & Session #501

Tentative Schedule:

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:

2019 Expo Registration Costs:

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



Student age 12-18:

$10 sponsored rate

$40 (if student sponsorship is not requested/needed)


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

Day of Registration is STILL AVAILABLE.

Over 120 classes are still available! Register the day of the event starting 8:00am at Stanwood High School. Go to the registration booth to see the list of classes still available. 

Online Registration is now CLOSED.


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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.

Dr. Temple Grandin:

Our keynote speaker is an international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, an author, an autistic activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer. She will be speaking at the Expo during Sessions #1 and #5.

She will also be speaking Friday, January 25 at 7:00 PM at Everett Civic Auditorium. Tickets are sold separately and are available here until sold out:

Special Events at the Expo!

Temple Grandin will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 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 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.