WSU Extension offers free webinar for farmers and citizens about weather stations, water, and tracking drought
WSU Extension's Regional Small Farms Program is hosting a free online webinar for farmers on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas titled, “Weather Stations Webinar: A Tool for Farmers." Gardeners and citizens interested in local weather patterns are also encouraged to register.
The webinar occurs on Tuesday June 4th, from 12-1pm. The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot watch live.
This introductory webinar will showcase WSU AgWeatherNet, a free online tool that provides access to current and historical weather data, which can improve production and product quality, optimize resource use and reduce environmental impact. Specific topics include locating the nearest weather station near you; tracking drought; horticultural uses such as growing degree days, humidity, rainfall, tracking life cycles of pathogens and pests; Olympic Peninsula weather patterns; the hydrologic cycle, stream dynamics, and rainfall.
Guest speakers include Dave Brown, Director of AgWeatherNet at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. And Bob Simmons, WSU Extension Olympic Region Water Resources Specialist.
To register, visit tinyurl.com/yyrn2uj3
For more info about the webinar, visit jefferson.wsu.edu or contact Kellie Henwood, Regional Small Farms Coordinator, email@example.com, (360) 379-5610 ext. 201