News and Announcements

2024 BIOAg Award Announcement

BIOAg, the Biologically Intensive and Organic Agriculture Program, is a flagship CSANR program that drives a large portion of our core mission- to engage WSU faculty with research that facilitates solutions for the sustainability of Washington’s agriculture.

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Washington Professional Development Program Survey

Did you know that CSANR supports the Washington Professional Development Program through Western SARE? The goal of our professional development program is to help WSU Extension, CDs, NRCS, and other agency personnel to gain knowledge and skills that will help them serve their constituents in these areas to promote the health of Washington’s people, land, […]

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Making Soils Data Actionable Webinar Series

More soil tests and data are available to farmers than ever. While this can be empowering, it can also be confusing. New information on soil chemistry, biology, and physics can sometimes be difficult to translate into action. In this webinar series hosted by the Washington Soil Health Initiative, they highlight projects across Washington that are using soil data to inform real, on-farm management decisions. 

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Life Cycle Assessment of Tree Fruit Survey is Live

WSU, the Northwest Horticultural Council, and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, and Washington State Tree Fruit Association have partnered to develop a life cycle assessment (LCA) for apple production based on conditions experienced in the Pacific Northwest. To accurately understand production practices and generate data for this LCA, the research team is requesting that apple production professionals complete this survey regarding production practices and orchard infrastructure.

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Apply Today: NCRC Science Justice Summer School

The Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative, hosted at the UW Climate Impacts Group, is excited to launch our first-ever Science Justice Summer School. This two-week program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will dive into a range of justice-related topics through lectures, discussion groups and more. 

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Upcoming Workshops: The “Green” Gold Rush: Opportunities and Risks of Carbon Markets for Washington Dairies, Digesters, and Beyond

Interested in learning more about whether carbon markets could provide additional revenue for your farm?  Join Washington State University and the University of Idaho for The “Green” Gold Rush: Opportunities and Risks of Carbon Markets for Washington Dairies, Digesters and Beyond.

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SoilCon24: Finding Diverse Solutions for Diverse Soils

In February 2024, SoilCon returns — with a different look — including a series of engaging events to advance soil health practices and knowledge. Over the past three years, SoilCon has been an incredible free resource for agricultural professionals to learn science-based soil health information, and this year promises to deliver even more valuable insights

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The Carbon and Cow$ Podcast is Live!

WSU and University of Idaho are launching a podcast about carbon markets and livestock agriculture!  In the latest episodes of the Carbon and Cow$ Podcast, we speak with Dr. Craig Frear, Director of Research and Technology at Regenis, Peter Weisberg from 3Degrees, and Dr. Frank Mitloehner of UC Davis about dairy anaerobic digesters, the mechanisms behind their on-farm viability in relation to emerging opportunities in carbon and renewable fuel markets, and future considerations.

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2022 Annual Report Released

It’s that time of the year- the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and CSANR’s Annual Report is released! We believe our success as a Center lies not only in the numbers, but also in the people, relationships, and project expertise coalesced to create actionable solutions throughout sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

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