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Five economics students honored for scholarship Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in the WSU School of Economic Sciences were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the fields of agricultural and applied economics at the 2014 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony in Minneapolis, Minn. in July. Three of the seven students […]
The transoceanic pull of the wine grape The grape is a very influential fruit. It’s versatile in its use, dynamic in its variation, and even influential in bringing a team of 13 people from different corners of the world together in Prosser, Wash. Leading the team is Markus Keller, scientist and professor of viticulture, who […]
Cattle could protect butterflies, conserve prairies Butterflies, cattle, and the military may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but for native prairies — some of the most threatened habitats in the world — the trio are closely connected. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the improbable pairing of cattle grazing and native prairie conservation is not only compatible, but […]
The grape is a very influential fruit. It’s versatile in its use, dynamic in its variation, and even influential in bringing a team of 13 people from different corners of the world together in Prosser, Wash.
Butterflies, cattle, and the military may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but for native prairies — some of the most threatened habitats in the world — the trio are closely connected.
In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. Extension engages people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.
As part of Extension’s year-long celebration, we invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to share their reflections on how Extension programs, services, and people have enriched their lives.