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Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center


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The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center provides research, technology, instruction, and outreach to improve agriculture, community well-being, and natural resources by bridging our land-grant mission to an increasingly urbanized Puget Sound region and beyond.


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  • Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott Receives Scientific Writing Award

    Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott was honored at the 2017 annual meeting of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators as the inaugural recipient of the Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

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  • PhD student given Award of Excellence by GPSA

    Congratulations are in order for Henry Sintim, a PhD candidate in the Crop and Soil Sciences program at WSU Puyallup.

    Sintim was recently selected for the Award of Excellence by The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) for his accomplishments and contributions as a Research Assistant during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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  • Graduate Student Wins Alexander A. Smick Scholarship

    WSU Puyallup REC would like to congratulate graduate student Andrea Garfinkel for being selected as a 2017 Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development winner.

    Garfinkel was selected for not just her impressive application but also her commitment to rural community service and agricultural outreach in Alaska. Since 2013 she and her advisor, Dr. Gary Chastagner, have traveled to Alaska at least once per growing season to meet with farmers—many being first-time farmers who benefit immensely from Garfinkel and Chastagner’s knowledge and experience.

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