Here at the Extension office in Yakima County, we frequently get calls from landowners asking what they can do with acreage or what crops they can grow on their land to earn extra income. This leads to a seemingly endless list of crops, pasture and livestock that our fertile soils, long growing season, dry climate, yet adequate water supplies (through irrigation) can produce. The tougher question may be when you grow them, where will you market them?
Yakima County contains one of Washington State’s most diverse agricultural cropping systems. In fact, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s 2011 Census, Yakima County is the #1 County in Washington based on market value of crop and livestock products. Agriculture contributes a whopping $1.2 billion to our local economy.
Solar Energy for Your Farm, Business or Home
Friday, October 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Yakima County Extension Conference Room
2403 S 18th Street, Union Gap, WA 98903
$10 registration fee per person payable to: Yakima County Cattlemen’s Association