Whatcom Family Farmers hosts first-ever Whatcom Agriculture Career Fair

There is truly something special about being part of a new project, activity, or event. For over 400 high school students, a new event at Lynden High School opened a door to new opportunities. With collaboration from the Career Center at Lynden High School, local agriculture teachers, eager community members ...

Get to Know Your Farmers in 2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Whatcom Family Farmers! We recently became aware that many of our followers are not aware of our educational efforts. As we look ahead to 2024, we are proud to continue these educational experiences to connect our community with the people who grow ...

New state program helps farmers with injuries, health issues, disabilities

New to Washington State is a program to connect people in agriculture with resources available to them to help with a broad range of injuries that occur on and off the farm. Based in Skagit County and operating out of the WSU-Skagit Extension office, Kristen Hinton-Vanvalkenberg is the program ...

WFF Launches Virtual Farm Field Trip for Kids

Lynden, WA – Whatcom Family Farmers launched the Virtual Farm Circle today, transforming the traditionally in-person event to an online activity for this fall in response to pandemic restrictions. The online activity uses a set of three illustrated maps, showing a dairy farm, raspberry farm and seed potato farm, to ...

New Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador Continues the Tradition in a Different Fashion

Jewel Plagerman was crowned as the 2020 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador in a virtual coronation in April. Each year a new Dairy Ambassador is chosen to represent the local dairy community, focusing on education, promotion, and advocacy. Through a series of interviews and competitions, the Whatcom County Dairy ...

Whatcom Farm Circle teaches over 800 third graders about farming

Hundreds of kids from around Whatcom County will get to experience a really cool event. Dillon Honcoop spoke with Gavin Willis of Whatcom Family Farmers on the Farming Show, to get the details about Farm Circle. Whatcom Family Farmers partner with people from the dairy, berry and potato industries in ...

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