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Honeyford receives Water Statesman Award for contributions to water issues

13-12-06 Senator Honeyford - Water Statesman AwardAfter addressing the Washington State Water Resources Association at its annual conference in Spokane last Friday morning, Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, was presented with the group’s Water Statesman Award. The association, comprising irrigation-district representatives from across Washington, confers the honor only when members believe it is deserved.

“I was completely caught off guard by this award,” Honeyford said. “I was expecting to deliver a speech to the association updating them on water issues in central Washington, and was totally surprised when they announced I would be receiving their highest honor for the second time.” Continue reading

Ag Alert! Calendar for September/October


Sept. 12 — Organic Homebrewing and Cider Making 101, Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, Woodinville. 206-498-9731 or 21acres.org

Sept. 15 — Farm Animal Welfare Symposium, WSU campus, Pullman. 360-482-3485 or

Sept. 17 – Nov. 19 — WSU Livestock Advisor Training Course, WSU Snohomish County Extension, Everett. 360-428-4270 ext. 240 or skagit.wsu.edu/Agriculture/volunteer.htm

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Ag Alert! Calendar for February 22, 2012


  • 2/22 – Backyard farming five-week course, 21 acres, Woodinville. (425) 481-1500.
  • 2/23Managing Disease According to Risk: The Tasmanian Experience with Dr. Kate Evans, and Blowing in the Wine: Inoculum Detection and Disease Management with Dr. Walt Mahafe, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland. (509) 372-7224.
  • 2/23 – Beef Day hosted by the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Washington State Capitol, Olympia.
  • 2/24-25 – Specialty Cut Flowers Growers School, WSU Northwest Washington, Mt. Vernon.  (206) 290-3154
  • 2/25 – Ties to the Land succession planning workshop, Hegewald Center, Stevenson. (509) 667-5640.
  • 2/25 – Dormant Pruning class, Ed’s Apples, Sultan. (425) 357-6039.
  • 2/29 – Fresh Cheese Made Safely, Skagit County Community Action Agency, Mount Vernon. (360) 428-4270.


  • 3/9 – Application cutoff date for Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) for 2012 funding.
  • 3/9-10 – WSU Livestock 100 Shortcourses, WSU Spokane County Extension, Spokane. (509) 754-2011.
  • 3/15 – Final date to obtain or change all other spring seeded MPCI (excluding wheat in counties with fall and spring planted types).
  • 3/22Wine Proteins: Yeast Contributions and Detection in Red Wine with Dr. Alan Bakalinsky, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland. (509) 372-7224.

To submit your ag-related news or events please e-mail me: Jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov. If you know someone who wants to receive the Ag Alert!, please have them phone my Olympia office at 1(800) 562-6000 or (360) 786-7684 and provide their e-mail and residential address. Thank you!