Welcome to the WSU Farm Science Group!
WSU Farmers Network
The mission of the Washington State University Farmers Network is to advance soil and nutrient management, crop productivity, farm sustainability and profit through collaborative research, extension and on-farm participatory learning.
Please join us at the Soil Health Workshops on January 14-15, 2020 at the Courtyard Marriot here in Pullman, Washington. We have a great group of speakers lined up and allocated time for popular discussion panels. You can register online for the workshops using the link below. Limited space is available.
The WSU Farmers Network wishes you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday this year. We're grateful to our farming families for the opportunity to work together with so many wonderful people.
Meet Our Steering Commitee
The WSU Farmers Network Steering Committee is a balance of farmers, scientists and industry professionals. They meet annually and guide research Initiatives and program development.
Have you ever thought about collaborating with a WSU Agronomist or soil scientist to learn more about your farms soil and how to improve management of inputs? Check out our guidelines or the latest on-farm research opportunities where you can collaborate and innovate.
WSU Extension Workshops
WSU Extension Workshops are the apogee of the on-farm research collaboration process. It is here where results are produced. Guest speakers and WSU Scientists present their research findings. Following a delicious lunch, farmers hold a topical discussion panel. This is where farmers can learn from experienced on-farm research collaborators.
Ag Data Hub
The WSU Farmers Network works with technology companies and scientists across the nation to develop decision support tools based on big data that enhance farmers’ ability to choose best management practices. We believe farmers and their field agronomists should have equal access to the latest information. One innovation we're addressing is building tools that address low bandwidth constraints across farmland in Washington State.
Digital & Computational Agriculture
Using Advanced Sensor Technology, such as Yield Monitors, Protein Monitors, Soil Sensors, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Analytics; we help farmers to improve input efficiency, yield production, farm management practices and profit.
New Member Enrollment
We're looking to make our family bigger! Your participation moves us forward. Enrollment for new members begins February 01, 2020 If you haven't done so already, please contact us and we will be happy to send you an informational pamphlet on on-farm research guidance and membership benefits.
The WSU Farmers Network has set out on an ambitious endeavor to create Webinars and other training materials and workshops to train farmers and field managers on farm technology, equipment, to enhance overall knowledge. If you would like to arrange a demonstration or instructional group meeting for particular farm technology please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a group workshop event with one of our Ag Industry Partners.
"When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once your hear, you never forget."-Norman Borlaug
"Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization."-Daniel Webster
“You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”-Dwight D. Eisenhower