Category Archives: Education

NABC Transition to Value Added Workshops Announced; Sign Up Now

The essence of NABC’s purpose and mission is to support agricultural producers with the development of their farm businesses. This could be a start-up of a new farm business, the expansion of an existing farm business, or developing a value-added … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Announced for 2014

  NABC’s 2014 Transitioning to Value-Added Products course schedule is now uploaded to our website.  NABC offers comprehensive agri-business workshops throughout the year to provide agriculture producers with the tools and knowledge to develop and launch value-added products into the … Continue reading

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College Campuses Use Food Day to Demand More Local Products in the NW

Last Wednesday, 283 campus events were held nationally to celebrate the second annual National Food Day, and 21 of those were in the NW — not bad for a region which just kicked off its Real Food Movement a year … Continue reading

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NABC Announces Winemaking Course

Winemaking – Harvest to Tasting Presented by the Northwest Agriculture Business Center Date October 2012 through April 2013 (6 sessions) Course Description NABC will offer a course on the winemaking process. Sessions start in October 2012 and run through April … Continue reading

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University Foodservice Tour of Whatcom County Producers

For the past 9 months, NABC has been partnering with the Real Food Challenge, working together to get more locally-produced and community-based products into college and university dining service in WA. The goal of each campus taking on the Real … Continue reading

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Partnering to Ensure Healthy Meals for Child Care

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division of Seattle Human Services and PSFN have partnered once again to help connect healthy foods to our community. Last week we sponsored two training sessions for cooks at child care centers. Once again, … Continue reading

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NABC hosts Hard Cider Production course – December 2011

By guest NABC contributor Carolyn Goodrich Luke The Northwest Agriculture Business Center, in partnership with Washington State University – Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center and Mitchell F&D, recently hosted a fun and informative six-day hard cider production course funded … Continue reading

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PSFN Participates in 1st Ever National Food Day!

Monday was the first time the nation celebrated Food Day, and PSFN was not to be left out! We collaborated with Public Health – Seattle & King County, The Real Food Challenge Northwest, and students at The University of Washington … Continue reading

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Seattle Tilth Farm Works Open House

By Lucy Norris, PSFN Project Manager This morning I attended Seattle Tilth Farm Works Open House.  It was a dark and rainy morning but the last few miles of pavement leading towards the farm was beautifully framed by yellow and … Continue reading

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Week-long Cider Production Workshop A Big Hit!

Last week, PSFN’s Parent organization, the Northwest Agriculture Businesses Center (NABC), held its Hard Cider Production & Orchard Management course! Hosted by the WSU-Mount Vernon Research Center, the class was split into the two phases of cider production: orchard management … Continue reading

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