Welcome to Columbia County
Washington State University’s Columbia County Extension Office and staff connect the people of Columbia County to the research and knowledge base of the state’s land grant research university. This knowledge base provides solutions to local issues and concerns while stimulating the local economy. Our county-based faculty work with partners in the local communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to create a positive future for the residents of Columbia County.
Our local programs include Agriculture, Natural Resources, and 4-H Youth & Families. In addition, Washington State University can supply over 2,200 publications, numerous online educational opportunities, and other statewide educational programs and technical assistance from four Research and Extension Centers, 15 Academic Departments and six of WSU’s Academic Colleges.
Current and Local Events
* Far West Fertilizer Conference December 9-11, 2013.
The Far West Conference will be held at the Pasco Red Lion Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA. Click here for information
* 2014 Pasco Real Ag Show
The Pasco Real Ag Show will be held at the TRAC Center on January 7-8. More Information.
* 2014 Master Gardener Training and Horticulture Classes Begin January 14
WSU and UI Extension will offer Master Gardener Training and Horticulture Classes beginning on January 14 and concluding on April 22, 2014. Classes will be held each Tuesday from 1:00 – 4:00 at the Clarkston Campus of WWCC. Applications are due no later than December 13, 2013. The classes will be taught by UI and WSU faculty and local horticultural experts.
The classes provide extensive horticultural training to become a WSU or UI Master Gardener volunteer in Asotin, Garfield, Nez Perce or Whitman Counties.
There are also a limited number of openings for individuals (this would be for Columbia County residents) that do not plan to become Master Gardeners but want to take the class to increase their own horticultural knowledge.
Application materials are available on-line under “gardening”, at www.asotin.wsu.edu or by contacting the Asotin, Nez Perce, Whitman or Garfield County Extension Offices. More information is available by calling the WSU Asotin County Extension Office at (509) 243-2009.
* Columbia County Weed Board Annual Meeting January 16
The annual meeting of the Columbia county Weed Board will be held January 16 at the Seneca Activity Center on the east end of town. Pesticide re-certification credits (5) have been applied for. Watch for further information here and in your mailbox. Contact Rachel Hutchens at 509-382-9760. Annual Meeting Agenda.
* Columbia Conservation District Annual Meeting January 23
The annual meeting of the Columbia Conservation District will be held on January 23 at the Seneca Activity Center in Dayton. More information can be obtained from the Conservation District at phone: 509-382-4773 ext 102.