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September 2014 Farmland Preservation Newsletter now available

The September 2014 edition of the Farmland Preservation newsletter is now available.

The September edition includes information about livestock handling, GMA updates, mixing technology with fruit pickers, new publications, updates, grant results, grant opportunities, calendar items and much more.

Directly download the newsletter by clicking the following link:

September 2014 Farmland Preservation Newsletter (PDF)

As always, there is plenty more to browse and dates to note. If you have suggestions for newsletter content, drop a line to us at

2 full-time positions available at WSU Extension Pierce County

WSU Pierce County Extension has two postings for full time jobs in the SNAP-Education program. Closing date for both positions is August 24, 2014.

  • Youth and Family – Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 – Full time, 12 month, project position

Under general supervision, the incumbent will provide delivery of nutrition education throughout Pierce County, primarily to schools and community settings and provide specialized duties, such as whole school program, and/or adult community education. Duties include adult and/or youth education, on-site program management and program evaluation at each location. View full position description here. Read more

Free Showing of New Documentary

Join the folks at the WSU Mt Vernon Research Center (16650 State Route 536, Mt Vernon) for a free screening of the new documentary, Seeds of Time, Sept. 12 at 7pm.

It’s about the seed preservation cave in Norway known as the Doomsday Vault. The Emmy and Oscar-nominated director Sandy Mcleod (Stop Making Sense) and subject of the film, Cary Fowler, will both be flying in from New York for the showing. Read more