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An Assessment of Organic Farming Research WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

An Assessment of Organic Farming Research WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

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The production of this report has been a cooperative effort of the authors and the faculty and support staff who are listed within the report. The review committee included: • Chris Feise, Director, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources • Cindy Murray, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources The technical committee included: • Terry Porter, Katharine Genrich, Katie Sandbom and Gregory Chase, Washington State University Vancouver Research and Extension Unit
The production of this report has been a cooperative effort of the authors and the faculty and support staff who are listed within the report. The review committee included: • Chris Feise, Director, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources • Cindy Murray, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources The technical committee included: • Terry Porter, Katharine Genrich, Katie Sandbom and Gregory Chase, Washington State University Vancouver Research and Extension Unit

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An Assessment of Organic Farming Research,Teaching and Extensionat Washington State University
A
UTHORS
: C
AROL
M
ILES
, D
AVID
G
RANATSTEIN
,
AND
T
HOMAS
K
OSKINEN
 
CSANR Report No. 3
 
 
A
CKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 
The production of this report has been a cooperative effort of the authors and the facultyand support staff who are listed within the report. The review committee included:
Chris Feise, Director, Washington State University Center for SustainingAgriculture and Natural Resources
Cindy Murray, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture andNatural ResourcesThe technical committee included:
Terry Porter, Katharine Genrich, Katie Sandbom and Gregory Chase,Washington State University Vancouver Research and Extension Unit
T
HIS IS A
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UBLICATION OF THE
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ASHINGTON
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TATE
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NIVERSITY
C
ENTER FOR
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USTAINING
A
GRICULTURE AND
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ATURAL
R
ESOURCES
The Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) works to createsustainable agriculture and natural resource systems that provide a high quality of lifefor the people of Washington. The CSANR leads in developing and implementinginterdisciplinary systems-oriented research and education programs at WashingtonState University.
C
OVER
P
HOTOGRAPH
First WSU certified organic land. Certified by Carol Miles, Agricultural SystemsExtension Specialist, at WSU Vancouver Research and Extension Unit, in 2001.
C
OPIES OF THIS PUBLICATION ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AS A
PDF
FILE AT
http://csanr.wsu.eduor canbe ordered from the CSANR main office:
 
CSANRWSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center 7612 Pioneer Way EastPuyallup, WA 98371-4998Phone: (253) 445-4626 Fax: (253) 445-4539 Email: csanr@wsu.edu
Citation:
Miles, C., D. Granatstein, and T. Koskinen. 2002. An assessment of organicfarming research, teaching and extension at Washington State University. Report No.3, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington StateUniversity, Puyallup, WA. 25 pp.
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