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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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Washington state vintner shares expertise in new video

Is decanting necessary? Why shouldn’t you fill a wine glass more than halfway? How do you examine the cork? How do you choose a wine at the grocery store? Patrick Merry, owner of Merry Cellars Winery, answers these questions and offers tips for pairing food and wine in a recent video created by WSU Global Connections.

Save the date: Vintners in the Vineyard on Red Mountain June 6

Enjoy majestic vineyard views of Red Mountain, a delicious dinner and more Washington wine selections than you can taste in one evening: all for just $95! Join 25 exceptional winemakers for Vintners in the Vineyard, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Col Solare Winery, 50207 Antonori Road, Benton City.

Winemakers converge for wine trial showcase, learning and networking

Ninety-four winemakers gathered for the second annual Harvest Trial Showcase held on March 18 at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland. The Washington Wine Technical Group and Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program partnered to host the seminar and wine trial tasting. The two groups started the event to bridge academic research and practical winemaking in a meeting of the minds where free dialogue takes place. Young winemakers learn the importance of solid experimental design, while seasoned veterans contribute practical experience, glean the latest in research and hear about their peers’ recent projects.

Cheers!

A new column highlighting WSU V&E student and faculty achievements. This month: Kaelin Campbell, Joan Davenport and Markus Keller.

Just screw it: Why WSU winemakers ditched cork for caps

For the past six years, every wine made by a WSU student or researcher has gone under screw cap — for good reasons.

Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Tue
all-day Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Mar 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Tag Days! @ Benton County Fairgrounds | Kennewick | Washington | United States
    Steer Tag Day………………………… March 21, 2015 Lamb, Goat, and Swine Tag Day…. May 16, 2015 Swine Tag Photo Upload…………… June 2, 2015   PQA Training Opportunity May 16th 2015 9:00 a.m. Under the[...]
Apr
16
Thu
all-day Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
Apr 16 – May 21 all-day
Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
The way cattle are handled not only affects worker safety, but it also can dramatically impact animal health and profit margins of an operation. In addition, cattle care and handling is a top concern of[...]
May
2
Sat
9:00 am Spring Plant Sale @ Kennewick Library Parking Lot
Spring Plant Sale @ Kennewick Library Parking Lot
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Plant Sale @ Kennewick Library Parking Lot | Kennewick | Washington | United States
May
8
Fri
all-day Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Sch... @ WSU Franklin County Extension
Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Sch... @ WSU Franklin County Extension
May 8 all-day
Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Scholarship @ WSU Franklin County Extension | Pasco | Washington | United States
  Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Scholarship DUE Friday, May 8th | WSU Franklin County Extension – Pasco   Do you know a 4-H’er that has been in 4-H for the last 3 years and is graduating[...]
May
9
Sat
9:30 am Composting and Waste Reduction W... @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch
Composting and Waste Reduction W... @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Composting and Waste Reduction Workshop @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch | Kennewick | Washington | United States
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10:00 am Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am
Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden | Kennewick | Washington | United States
Download flyer HERE
May
30
Sat
all-day The Clover Classic 4-H and Open ... @ Franklin County Saddle Club
The Clover Classic 4-H and Open ... @ Franklin County Saddle Club
May 30 all-day
The Clover Classic 4-H and Open Youth Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club | Pasco | Washington | United States
Saturday, May 30th 2015 – 4-H and Open Youth Show Franklin County Saddle Club – 2801 Road 60, Pasco, WA 99301 Sponsored by: Lucky Horseshoe and Fur Ever Friends 4-H Clubs With a portion of[...]
Jun
9
Tue
all-day Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
Jun 9 – Jun 14 all-day
Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
  IT IS OFFICIAL: Benton-Franklin 4-H Camp will be June 9 – 14, 2015. We do realize that this may overlap with several local schools, but we don’t have the flexibility to adjust by a[...]
Jul
18
Sat
7:00 am 2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena
2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena
Jul 18 @ 7:00 am
2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena | Burbank | Washington | United States
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