Small Scale Grain Production in Western Washington
Join us for a discussion of what's possible, practical, and profitable.
Up until the mid-twentieth century, grains such as wheat and barley used to be common crops on most farms. Without them, farmers could not feed themselves or their animals. However, with cheap oil, it became cheaper to buy grain products from mid-west farmers than it was to grow them here at home. As a result, most of the varieties and techniques yesterdays farmers utilized to bring in a crop every year have been lost or forgotten.
Join us Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium when Dr. Stephen Jones, renowned wheat breeder and director of the WSU Mt. Vernon Northwest Research and Extension Center, will lead a discussion describing his group's work to produce successful grain varieties and address infrastructure needs for local farmers.
Topics slated for discussion include the steps involved for successful small grain production in Western Washington such as planting techniques, harvest, storage, spring vs. winter varieties, end usage, growing organically, and more.
This event is free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium is located in McCollum Park at 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208.
For more information on the program, contact Drew Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 357-6012.
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
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