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WSU Stevens County Extension E-News

March 2019


Gardening News

Sowing Seeds, March 30

We are excited to bring back this one-day gardening workshop. The workshop will be held at the Spokane Community College, Colville Branch. There are 4 sessions, each with 4 class offerings, for a total of 16 class options. Classes include waterwise gardening, preservation topics, native pollinators, gardening on a dime, hops, wine grapes, composting, backyard poultry, soil testing and Firewise landscaping. This year on-line registration is being offered. Sign up early to get the discounted price of $20 and ensure you get the classes you want. For more information contact Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.


Community News

Opioid Response Conference, Pathways to Prevention March 15 9-Noon

The Opioid Response Conference is a free conference that takes place at the same time, over multiple sites across the region. This is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to address the opioid epidemic by taking action to increase awareness and prevention. Share your ideas. Be part of the solution. Seating is limited, please register here if you wish to attend. For more information contact Debra Hansen at debra.hansen@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

Boards in Gear, April 5 8:30am- 12:30pm

This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not. For more information contact Adenea Thompson at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.


4-H News

Not too late to join 4-H

Have you seen this story? 4-H does make a difference 4-H’ERS FOUND SAFE AFTER 2 DAYS IN CALIFORNIA WOODS In local news we just held our annual Sensational Saturday program. Youth chose 5 classes from 25 offered. One was on flowers and foraging where participants had a chance to learn plant id in the woods and determine what is safe to eat. Up next in our 4-H year are public presentation contests giving youth practice on another important life skill—public speaking. Contact Shannon at sgordon@wsu.edu if you are interested in starting a club in your area, joining a club, or volunteering to teach life skills to youth.


Forestry News

Loggers Workshop, March 29

Loggers play a vital role in the health and well-being of forests and timber communities and require special knowledge and skills to provide and protect wood, wildlife, water, and recreational opportunities. The annual Loggers Workshop provides an educational opportunity to interact with other forestry professionals and industry leaders to discuss topics of emerging significance, so that forests continue to be a source of goods and benefits to the owner and to society.

Date: March 29, 2019 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Northeast Washington Fairgrounds Agriculture & Trade Center

317 West Astor Ave. Colville, WA 99114

Cost: $20 per person (includes 1 lunch).

Eight Master Logger and Certified Forester continuing education units (CEUs) available. Contact Adenea Thompson for more information at 509.684.2588 or a.thompson@wsu.edu.


Agriculture News

Farm to Food Pantry Program Kickoff Meeting, April 11

At this meeting, the F2FP program will be introduced, the 2019 farmer pricelist explained, and new growers can sign up for the season. If you plan on attending please RSVP by phone or email to nils.johnson@wsu.edu, 509.684.2588.


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2019 February WSU Stevens County Extension Newsletter

 

WSU Stevens County Extension E-News

February 2019


Gardening News

Sowing Seeds, March 30

We are excited to bring back this one-day gardening workshop. The workshop will be held at the Spokane Community College, Colville Branch. There are 4 sessions each with 4 class offerings for a total of 16 class options. Classes include waterwise gardening, preservation topics, native pollinators, gardening on a dime, hops, wine grapes, composting, backyard poultry, soil testing and Firewise landscaping. This year on-line registration is being offered. Sign up early to get the discounted price of $20 and ensure you get the classes you want. For more information contact Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.


Community News

Opioid Response Conference, Pathways to Prevention March 15 9-Noon

The Opioid Response Conference is a free conference that takes place at the same time, over multiple sites across the region. This is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to address the opioid epidemic by taking action to increase awareness and prevention. Share your ideas. Be part of the solution. Seating is limited, please register here if you wish to attend. For more information contact Debra Hansen at debra.hansen@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition Gala, March 2 4:30-7:30pm

Come celebrate with the Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition and help them fundraise to purchase produce from local farmers for the food pantries in our region. This will be a fantastic, farm-to-table dinner provided by our very own local producers. This year it is prime rib.  Contact Debra Hansen at debra.hansen@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588 for more information.


4-H News

Sensational SaturdayMarch 2

Getting a little stir crazy with all the snow? Join us at the Spokane Community College in Colville for a day of learning and crafts. You do not need to be a member of 4-H. If you have ever considered joining 4-H this is an excellent opportunity to see what the program is all about. Perfect for school age children. The program runs from 9 am – 2 pm. The Stevens County 4-H Leaders’ Council will provide a complimentary lunch for attendees. Contact Shannon Rowley for more information, 509.684.2588 or sgordon@wsu.edu.

 


Forestry News

Loggers Workshop, March 29

The Loggers Workshop promotes professionalism and life-long learning, promising our forests will remain healthy, productive, safe, and sustainable for generations to come. The course will go from 8 am- 4 pm and be held at the NE WA Ag and Trade Center in Colville. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. Society of American Forester CFE credits available. The agenda will cover forest management, cross-laminated timber, logging to create wildlife habitat, operating near utility lines, forest soils and designated skid trails, getting ready for fire season and more. Registration is going through the WSU Stevens County Extension office. Contact Andy Perleberg for more information at 509.630.4217 or andyp@wsu.edu.


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2018 December WSU Stevens County Extension News

December 2018

 


Agriculture

Pesticide Recertification Class, December 4 & 11: 3 – 6pm

Dec 4: 3:00 – 3:50 Topic:  Reading the Label; Not only required but a Good Idea: Presented by Aaron Brown, Pesticide Investigator, Washington Department of Agriculture. 4:00 – 4:50 Topic:  Plant Problem Diagnostics: Presented by Rachel Bomberger, Plant Diagnostician, WSU Plant Clinic. 5:00 – 5:50 Topic:  Identification of Weeds in Stevens County: Cindy Jennings, Coordinator, Stevens County Noxious Weed Board.

Dec 11: 3:00 – 3:50 Topic:  Glyphosate Strategies: Presented by Joel Fields, Wilbur Ellis. 4:00 – 4:50 Topic:  Managing Invasive Weeds on Rangeland and Wildland Landscapes: Presented by Joel Fields, Wilbur Ellis. 5:00 – 5:50 Topic:  When a Grass Isn’t a Grass to a Farmer: Presented by Kristi Horn, Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information contact Nils Johnson at nils.johnson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

 

Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches: Virtual Conference, Jan 29-31: 9-1pm 

The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to agricultural educators and service providers from across the US. Farmers and ranchers who offer farmer training programs will also find sessions relevant to their programs. Contact Beth Holtzman at beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802.476.2003 for more information.

 

 


Gardening News

Save the Date: Sowing Seeds, March 30

We are excited to bring back this one day gardening workshop. The workshop will be at the Spokane Community College, Colville Branch. Courses will range from pollinator gardens, gardening on a dime, drip irrigation, forestry and Firewise and much more. If you would like to be added to the contact list or have any questions please contact Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.


Forestry News

Ties to the Land- Succession Planning for the Family Forest Owners, Dec 14, Spokane

Your land will outlive you. Who will care for it when you’re gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? Will it become a source of conflict between surviving family members? What is the long-term future that you want for your property? Ties to the Land is an award-winning curriculum developed by leading estate planning experts at Oregon State University Extension and the Austin Family Business Program. Working as a family, you will learn about legal, economic, and, most importantly, relational aspects of transferring forests and farms from one generation to the next. This workshop is a mix of DVD-based presentations and practical exercises to help your family develop techniques to address tough issues. Contact Andy Perleberg for more information at 509.667.6540 or andyp@wsu.edu.

 

 

Forest Owners Winter School, Feb 9, 2019: Spokane

Save $10 when you register by February 4. Topics range from chainsaw safety, livestock forages to forest health and forest taxation. Contact Andy Perleberg at 509.667.6540 or andyp@wsu.edu for more information.

 


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WSU Stevens County Extension Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2018


Gardening News

Master Gardener class applications due,  Sept 15

Do you want to learn more about gardening? Volunteer in your community as a WSU volunteer? Then this 16 week program is for you. The class will begin in October and there will be short breaks around the holiday seasons to accommodate potential traveling and plans. The class will meet one day a week, in person, every other week for three hours. The exact time of the class will be chosen after interviewing the applicants and reviewing availability. Applications are due September 15. You have to be over the age of 18 to apply. You can follow this link to download an application. Any questions can be directed to Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.


4-H News

4-H Open House, Sept 22 from 10am – 2pm

Our second annual 4-H Open House is set for September 22 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Ag Trade Center on the NE WA Fairgrounds. This will be a chance for the public to learn about 4-H and to get involved as either a member or a leader. All clubs are asked to host a booth about their club and/or projects. Please email Shannon at sgordon@wsu.edu to reserve your space.

 

Fall Fuzzy Fun Horse Show, Oct 6 & 7

Summit Spirits 4-H is hosting the Fall Fuzzy October 6 and 7 at the NE WA Fairgrounds. In addition to English and Western classes there are also in hand classes and many fun game classes including a costume class. Fall Fuzzy Horse Show registration is due October 1. Cost is $5 per class or $50 a day. There is a special rate of $80 if you register for both days. Day of show entries accepted for a $20.00 post entry fee. You do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. If you have any questions you can reach out to the show secretary Debbie Harbin at 509.690.0664.


Community and Economic Development News

Strategic Planning in Nonprofits, Sept 19, 9am – 4pm

When you start out on a trip, you know your destination. You have maps and routes picked out and a trip itinerary. Do you know where your nonprofit is going? Do you know if you have enough fuel to get there? Will you know when you have arrived? Strategic planning is all about aligning your people, partnerships, and resources around a plan to achieve your mission. It invites conversation and prioritization on ways to make a difference while ensuring the health and sustainability of your organization. Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN), created by Washington Nonprofits, was designed to make strategic planning accessible and manageable for you, your board, and your staff. For more information follow this link.


Forestry News

Ties to the Land- Succession Planning for the Family Forest Owners, Dec 14, Spokane

Your land will outlive you. Who will care for it when you’re gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? Will it become a source of conflict between surviving family members? What is the long-term future that you want for your property? Ties to the Land is an award-winning curriculum developed by leading estate planning experts at Oregon State University Extension and the Austin Family Business Program. Working as a family, you will learn about legal, economic, and, most importantly, relational aspects of transferring forests and farms from one generation to the next. This workshop is a mix of DVD-based presentations and practical exercises to help your family develop techniques to address tough issues. Details pending.


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The Hunger Coalition’s Fourth Annual Gala & Auction Dinner event is on February 17, 2018.  The Theme this year is Past, Present & Future of The NEWHC.  There will be great local chefs serving local food, beer and wine.  The menu will feature Prime Rib, a delectable Vegetarian Main Dish with delicious sides and of course a special dessert. Mary Selecky will be the Master of Ceremonies again this year.  A silent auction and a dessert auction will part of the evening’s entertainment along with many other great surprises.

Tickets are $25.00 each and are available through Susan Urhausen at 509.738.4565 or sumau@centurytel.net.