Connecting Communities, Resources, and Knowledge
WSU Clark County Extension programs engage people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research. Extension has connected the people and communities of Clark County with the knowledge base of Washington State University since 1917.
The national Extension system website provides an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from land-grant universities nationwide. Got a question? Ask eXtension knowledge providers – experts in most subjects.
Public agencies and community links in Clark County.
Washington State University (WSU) is one of two designated land-grant universities in Washington (the other is Northwest Indian College in Bellingham). Established by Congress in the 1800s, the land-grant system provides better access to the knowledge base of WSU. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the nationwide Cooperative Extension Service as part of the land-grant system. Extension started in Clark county on November 1, 1917.
WSU Extension is a three-way partnership between USDA, Washington State University, and local county governments. WSU Extension county offices offer a different mix of local programs that may include agriculture, gardening, community and economic development, health and wellness, youth and families, and natural resource stewardship.
Job listings for Extension, outreach, research, and higher education positions nationwide.
As the official refereed journal of the national Extension System, the Journal of Extension (JOE) seeks to expand and update the research and knowledge base for Extension professionals and other adult educators to improve their effectiveness.
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July 11 – Monday
1:00 pm – 4 pm
Direct Market Farms Have Higher Survival Rate
USDA Economic Research Service analysis of Agricultural Census data shows that farmers who market food directly to consumers have a greater chance of remaining in business than similarly sized farms who market through traditional channels. Farmers with direct-to-consumer sales had a 6 to 20% higher survival rate. However, analysts found that direct-marketing farms increase in sales more slowly. Read the full analysis.