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Register Now for Annual Meeting

Nov 17 2014 - 7:10am
Nov 20 2014 - 7:10am

 

The 95th WFB Annual Meeting & Trade Show will occur on November 17-20, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center.

Featured Speakers include Bill Whittle, William Perry Pendley, and Damian Mason.

Please click here for more information and to register.


How to Assist Fire Victims


For those wishing to help ag victims of the wildfires in Eastern Washington, Okanogan County Farm Bureau President Jon Wyss recommends a fire relief fund that has been set up by the Community Foundation of NCW.

The fund, announced by Beth Stipe this morning, will partner with the Red Cross to provide short- and long-term aid to fire victims.

To donate, visit www.cfncw.org or send checks to 9 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801. For more information, call (509) 663-7716.

To give to general victims of the wildfires, see The Wenatchee World's list of charities and businesses you can give to: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/jul/18/how-to-assist-fire-victims/


WSFB PAC Announces 2014 Primary Election Endorsements

The Washington State Farm Bureau Policial Action Committee has made endorsements for the Primary Election. 

The list of endorsed candidates can be found here.


First-in-nation farm internship project expands across state

A first-in-the-nation effort to support farming’s future will restart July 1 in an expanded and extended format.

The Farm Internship Project brings small farms together with people who want to learn farming practices. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries first introduced the effort in 2010.

Under this project, interns have workers’ compensation protection along with the opportunity for a valuable education and hands-on experience in farming activities.

Application information for these internships is available online at www.lni.wa.gov/FarmInternProject. Learn More »


Funding available to improve habitat for sage grouse populations

Natural Resources Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov

Release No.: 02.25.14  
Contact: Jeff Harlow, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs),
509/323-2971

Funding available to improve habitat for sage grouse populations

SPOKANE, Wash. (Feb. 25, 2014) – Ranchers in central and eastern Washington who want to protect sage grouse habitat and improve range conditions for their livestock can apply for financial assistance through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service announced today.

The sign-up deadline for the EQIP Sage Grouse Initiative is March 21, 2014. Learn More »


USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

Natural Resources
Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov

Release No.: 02.21.14   
Contact: Office of Communications
(202) 720-4623

USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

Grant Program Links Public, Private Groups to Improve the Environment and Preserve Resources

SPOKANE, Wash, Feb. 21, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. Learn More »


Limited Water Supply in Westernmost States

Natural Resources Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov 
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov 
Release No.: 02.20.14   
Contact: Scott Pattee, 
NRCS Hydrologic Technician, 
360-428-7684, x141

February Forecast: Limited Water Supply in Westernmost States
Learn More »


Staff Directory

Washington Farm Bureau

(360) 357-9975 or 1-800-331-3276

 

Staff by Department:

Administration

John Stuhlmiller, Chief Executive Officer, 360-528-2903

Sandy McCaig, Executive Assistant, 360-528-2911

Rick Gastelum, Business Manager, 360-705-0394

Debbie Bidwell, Accounting Assistant, 360-357-9975 x102

 

Field Services

Don Jacobs, Director, (509) 607-0747

 

Marketing, Member Benefits & Health Care Learn More »


WPC Announces 2014 Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

The Washington Policy Center recently announced the availablity of the 4th Annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship through the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Fund for America’s Future. Learn More »


Registration Open for 10th Annual Agriculture Safety Day

Feb 19 2014 - 7:00am
Feb 19 2014 - 7:00pm

TUMWATER — Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Agriculture Safety Day, which will be held on Feb. 19, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center.

The day-long event is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board. Featuring programs in both English and Spanish, Agriculture Safety Day is designed to promote workplace safety for an industry that remains among the most hazardous in the state.

Those attending Agriculture Safety Day can participate in workshops on: Learn More »

  • Safety 101
  • Process safety management ammonia
  • Workplace harassment
  • Pesticide safety
  • HR Management
  • Supervisors’ role in safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • New Hazard Communication rule
  • Noise hazard prevention

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