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September 2017

Brown Bag Seminar | Chris Benedict | Working in Extension

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 WA-536
Mt Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Congress created the Cooperative Extension Service in 1914 in order to educate people about new developments from the growing land-grant university system. This seminar will talk about the function of Extension in the modern land-grant university system, the role of the area educator/specialist, and what it’s like as a career path.

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Brown Bag Seminar | David Montgomery | Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

David R. Montgomery, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, will discuss his latest book—Growing A Revolution—in which he visits farmers around the world at the forefront of a soil health revolution. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science their regenerative practices translate into farms that use less water, generate less pollution, and can help feed us all, cool the planet and restore life to the land.

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October 2017

Brown Bag Seminar | Debra Inglis & Lydia Tymon | Biodegradable mulch impact on Pseudomonas and endophytes

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Agricultural mulches are commonly utilized in pumpkin cropping systems to reduce weeds and insect pests, reduce water outputs, prevent soil erosion, and promote plant growth. Differences in mulches used could create unique soil environments, potentially selecting for distinct endophytes and plant pathogens. This presentation will discuss the effect of agricultural mulches on endophyte frequency of isolation and disease incidence and severity of pathogens on pumpkins. 1 Pesticide License Recertification credit will be available

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November 2017

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Brook Brouwer | Raccoons to Wireworms: Developing Programs and Responding to Needs in San Juan County Extension

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 WA-536
Mt Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Ten months into a new position, Dr. Brook Brouwer, Director of WSU San Juan County Extension will discuss how he is assessing needs of the community and working to develop relevant Extension programs. Brook will also share some of the highlights, low-lights and humorous moments of working in a County extension office.

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