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May 2018

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Tim Miller | Weed Identification

May 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 5, 2018 at 10:00am

Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Presented by Dr. Tim Miller, Associate Weed Scientist, Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU NWREC). Annuals are the most common type of weeds in cultivated ground. Perennial weeds also impact weed management. In this hands-on field class, identification characteristics of the many annual and perennial weeds present in the area will be discussed, as well as their biology and aspects of control. Meet at the back door and then move immediately into the field. *One (1) Pesticide License…

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June 2018

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Geraldine A. Wright | Ambrosia and royal jelly: How bees meet their nutritional needs

June 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Presented by Geraldine A. Wright, Professor of Insect Neuroethology, Newcastle University. Bees feed on floral pollen as a source of protein, fat, and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and sterols. In this talk, Dr. Wright will describe the chemical nature of pollen collected from across the UK. She will also show how bees refine the chemical nature of their food starting with pollen, then bee bread, and finally how bee bread is converted to royal jelly. Dr. Wright will also report…

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Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Tim Miller | Weed Identification

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 5, 2018 at 10:00am

Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Presented by Dr. Tim Miller, Associate Weed Scientist, Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU NWREC). Annuals are the most common type of weeds in cultivated ground. Perennial weeds also impact weed management. In this hands-on field class, identification characteristics of the many annual and perennial weeds present in the area will be discussed, as well as their biology and aspects of control. Meet at the back door and then move immediately into the field. *One (1) Pesticide License…

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September 2018

Brown Bag Seminar | Huan Zhang, Weixin Gan and Yao Mu | Three Chinese Students and Three Chinese Provinces

September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Presented by Huan Zhang, Weixin Gan and Yao Mu, Graduate Students in Horticulture. Are you ready to enjoy hearing about the history and agriculture of three different Chinese provinces? Yao, Weixin, and Huan will share their educational experiences and information about their hometown in Henan, Fujian and Shaanxi provinces.

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October 2018

Brown Bag Seminar | Small Ripples Can Create Big Waves

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Are you wanting to sharpen your leadership and collaboration skills?  Wanting to make a difference in your life?  WSU’s Tidal Leadership program is a 16-week online certificate course which won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s Outstanding Program Award for its content, access, overall satisfaction, and affordability. The course is designed for those who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, perspectives and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage and clarity. Join us for the upcoming…

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November 2018

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Haiying Tao | Nutrient Availability from Dairy Manure Applications

November 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Presented by Dr. Haiying Tao, Assistant Professor/Nutrient Management Specialist at Washington State University. Dairy manure applications provide nutrients for crop production and build up soil organic matter for long-term soil health improvement. This presentation will discuss nutrients availability from dairy manure applications and why we need to adjust nutrient management practices in long-term manured fields.

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February 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. David Brown | A Vision for AgWeatherNet West of the Cascades

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Free

Dr. David Brown, Director of WSU AgWeatherNet and Associate Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University. Lower cost, reliable, accessible environmental sensors are flooding the market at the same time Big Data analysis tools are changing the way we do science. How does the role and purpose of AgWeatherNet evolve at a time when weather sensors and data are widely available? Available to Island and San Juan County Extension offices via AMS.

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March 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Steve Hinton | Swinomish Agland Management: Past, Present and Future

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Steve Hinton, Director of Habitat Restoration, Skagit River System Cooperative. This talk will review the history of agland development on the Swinomish reservation and modern efforts to manage the landscape for the benefit of fish, wildlife and the broader community for this generation and hose to follow.

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*RESCHEDULED* Brown Bag Seminar | Cindy Hansen | Preventing Extinction: The Story of Southern Resident Orcas

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Rescheduled from February 14, 2019 Cindy Hansen, Education and Events Coordinator, Orca Network. From Namu to Free Willy to Blackfish, orcas have fascinated us for generations. But sadly our Washington State marine mammal is in serious trouble. Learn about the fascinating biology, social structure and culture of our local orcas and the events that have led to their ongoing decline. Find out how you can become involved and help in the ongoing efforts to prevent the extinction of this beloved…

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April 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Abigail Attavar, Amit Bhasin, and Pinki Devi | From India to USA: Perspectives from Three Indian Graduate Students

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Free

Abigail Attavar, Amit Bhasin, and Pinki Devi, Graduate Students from the Department of Horticulture at WSU NWREC and IAREC. These students will provide an overview of where they are from in India and previous life before coming to the USA for graduate study.

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