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2017 Washington State Sheep Producers’ Golden Sheep Hook Award Winner Jan Busboom

Jan Busboom Awarded Golden Sheep Hook

The Washington State Sheep Producers’ Golden Sheep Hook Award is the highest honor presented by the state sheep producers organization; it is in recognition of outstanding service to the sheep industry and the Washington State Sheep Producers organization.

The 2017 WSSP Golden Hook Award is awarded to an individual who has worked in our midst for many years and grew up in the sheep industry.  With his father as his mentor, he raised and showed sheep; and together they were well recognized as … » More …

Cougar Seasonings

Bottle of Everything Seasoning All-Purpose seasoning for meat, seafood, potatoes, eggs, veggies, & more. Bottle of Expresso Seasoning & Rub - Enjoy with steak, port, salmon and chicken.

Spice up your game with Cougar Seasonings!

PULLMAN, Wash. – Whether you want to infuse your kitchen creations with flavor or spice up your tailgates this season, Washington State University’s got you covered. The WSU Department of Animal Sciences has officially released WSU Seasonings & Rubs.

These curated blends can replace an entire spice rack. The WSU … » More …

ASAS Animal Growth and Development Award

Min DuMin Du

Dr. Min Du earned his B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral training at University of Alberta, he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. In 2011, he moved to Washington State University as a Professor and Endowed (Funded) Chair. His research focuses on stem cell differentiation and muscle and adipose tissue development, and is well funded by USDA and NIH awards. Dr. Du has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and published 194 … » More …

Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

Larry FoxLawrence Fox

Lawrence K. (Larry) Fox was raised in New York and spent his summers milking and feeding cows, caring for replacement heifers, and putting up hay. After graduating from Cornell University in 1977, Fox worked for a year on a 60-cow dairy in central New York. He completed his MS at Virginia Tech in 1980 and received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. His first faculty appointment was at the University of Hawaii (1982-1985), where he served as the … » More …

WSU Extension Launches Statewide Animal Ag Website

Animal agriculture has an important role in Washington’s economy and communities. WSU Extension faculty and specialists involved in animal agriculture production from across Washington state have launched an updated version of the Washington State University Extension Animal Ag Website (  Information from the WSU Extension Central Animal Agriculture website ( will be included in the new site and the URL will direct users to the new statewide site.

Relying on traditions of excellence and combining modern technology with current advancements in scientific research, the WSU Extension Animal Ag Team delivers educational programs and resources to aid livestock producers develop practices to respond to … » More …