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Washington State University Extension of Benton and Franklin Counties connects area residents to the research and knowledge bases of the state’s land grant research university providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for Benton and Franklin Counties and area residents.

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Voice of the Vine – November 2015


Paso Robles Winery & Vineyard Tour Dec. 2-4 Paso Robles, CA

Raise a Glass fundraiser

More than 300 west side restaurants will give a portion of wine sales through December to the Raise a Glass Fund, a Scholarship program that benefits viticulture and enology programs at WSU and other Northwest universities.

Precision Farming Expo Jan. 7-8, 2016 Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, WA


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This month's column toasting WSU Viticulture & Enology donors, newsmakers, and diplomatic visits.

The drink that built a nation

From new cideries and orchards around the state to cider science at Washington State University, the fermented beverage has come back in a big way.

Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours

"A new study shows that stormwater runoff from urban roadways is so toxic to coho salmon that it can kill adult fish in as little as 2½ hours."

—The Seattle Times

V&E receives grants from USDA program

Two WSU Viticulture and Enology projects received USDA specialty crop research grants, part of a total of $1.7 million awarded to the university.

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