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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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CAHNRS, WSU faculty grow as leaders in Provost Academy

Twenty-three WSU faculty members, including four from CAHNRS, completed the Provost’s Leadership Academy this spring.

The semester-long training program, based on CAHNRS’ Tidal Leadership course, develops self-awareness and confidence, bringing faculty members in touch with WSU leaders and building knowledge of the university and its challenges. Exercises and discussions help participants discover their strengths and weaknesses and maximize their effectiveness. Cohesion grows at a January retreat, and each participant works on a leadership project.

Participants in 2016 included James Pru, Animal Sciences; Mark Lange, Biological Chemistry; Kate Evans, Horticulture; Elizabeth Soliday, Human Development; Tammy Barry, ... » More ...

Winter canola tours feature improved varieties, new technology

Blustery weather didn’t dampen the interest of Northwest dryland and irrigated growers, industry and faculty, who learned about new canola varieties, agronomy and technology in Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems-hosted field tours held in May in Odessa and Pomeroy, Wash.

Odessa tour

At the Schibel farm southwest of Odessa, University of Idaho research scientist Jim Davis led the crowd through seven-foot tall winter canola to the UI variety trials, and presented on current varieties as well as other varieties in the breeding pipeline with higher yield potential and cold tolerance.  Barring any major weather events, Davis estimated canola in the area will yield very well this year.

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CAHNRS teams take on Grand Challenges, Student Success

Meet the 2016 seed grant recipients

An inside look at China’s apparel industry

International tour helps students understand global apparel powerhouse

WSU and Auction of Washington Wines Present the Second Annual Wine and Jazz Festival

The second annual WSU Wine and Jazz Festival will offer music, wine and the chance to support research that is moving the Washington wine industry forward.

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