Koenig: Growth Relationships Importance As CAHNRS Returns From COVID

Earlier this month, Washington State University announced an interim dean to head the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences after the departure of Andre Wright. The person the school tapped to take that leadership role is not new to Cougar Nation. Rich Koenig, a 1993 graduate of WSU has served in a variety […]

Newhouse: Conservation Bill Supports Work Farmers Are Already Doing

Earlier this spring, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse introduced House Resolution 2613, better known as the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act of 2021. The legislation will allocate funding for land-grant institutions to partner with local farmers to boost conservation innovative climate practices. Newhouse said farmers understand the importance of healthy land and taking care of […]

Parrella: University of Idaho Working To Maintain Normalcy During Pandemic

The University of Idaho, like other colleges across the U.S. moved classes on-line for the spring semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said as a land grant school, moving classes and labs into the virtual world was challenging. He said despite any challenges his […]

USDA Announces Fellowships to Develop the Next Generation of Agriculture

On Monday, the USDA announced fellowship opportunities connecting agency resources with faculty and staff at land grant and other universities.  The USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement made the announcement, which seeks to connect participants to USDA and other federal resources while focusing on student development.  The fellowship is available for faculty and staff […]

Land Grants Give Back To Ag In More Ways Than You May Think

Farmers may not be familiar with the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture by its name.  But as director Scott Angle points out,  that most relate to this industry on a local or regional level.   “It’s the primary extramural funding agency for agricultural research teaching extension,” Angle said.  “So they’re land grant […]