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Skagit Farmers Supply is a locally owned and controlled cooperative with a board of directors comprised of five area farmers. The company serves farmers, homeowners, businesses, families and the communities in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties in northwest Washington state.

Posted November 21st, 2012

National FFA Organization National Event Winners – Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems 2012 Top Placing Teams: 1st Place – Washington Patrick Swanson, Leif Small, Curtis Flake, and Ashley Rich, all of Stanwood FFA Top Placing Individuals: 1st Place– Patrick Swanson of Stanwood FFA, WA National FFA Organization – National Event Winners

Posted October 11th, 2012

Late Summer – Early Fall (think September 1-15) is an optimal grass management time for lawns. As the days start to lengthen and cool, grass begins to wake up at the end of the summer dormant and root shedding period. A root growth phase begins that must happen prior to top growth. This becomes one… Read More »

Posted August 24th, 2012

I’ve considered Fall to be the most important time for pasture management for some time. Thought I’d share the following articles that address why this is true. For those of you who jump to the end of stories, I provide the following: Ensure your pasture stubble is 4-6 inches by November 1st in order to… Read More »

Posted June 12th, 2012

Hello, I am David Ridle, Skagit Farmers Supply Country Stores Agricultural Products & Services Consultant. Recently I’ve received several calls regarding Buttercup, Ranunculus sp., in pastures and hayfields. Folks are concerned because Buttercup has multiple impacts, i.e., the plant is both invasive and moderately toxic (more information). Impacts Creeping buttercup’s competitive growth crowds out other… Read More »

Posted June 5th, 2012

Fleago is a natural, extremely safe preventative product. This is the best time of year to apply. Fleago works best on hatching larvae but is also effective on adults. Vacuum vigorously, then use as directed for best results. Refrain from vacuuming for about a week after application. On hardwood or tile floors use around baseboards… Read More »

Posted May 16th, 2012

Skagit Farmers Supply recently supported the WSU Skagit County Farm Safety Course. There were 42 students signed up for the coarse and 30 of those students completed the course and graduated. Everyone had a great time, had plenty to eat and learned a tremendous amount on safety and operation.

Posted May 15th, 2012

After several months of design, editing and re-design, the new fertilizer bags have arrived. They look great and are a major improvement over the plain white bags. There are a few older bags that we need to move thru existing inventory before the new bags hit the floor. We have added a new phosphorus free… Read More »

Posted April 23rd, 2012

During February, the Burlington and Sedro-Woolley Country Stores hosted classes focused on seed starting. Burpee Seed representative, Everett LeRoy, spoke with employees and customers about new products, the use of seed tapes, self watering seed trays and pots, and discussed techniques and proper timing for getting a jump on the growing season. He gave a… Read More »

Posted April 20th, 2012

Jordan Woolsey, retail store associate in Mount Vernon was quick to snap this photo during a recent customer visit. This baby kangaroo belongs to The Outback Kangaroo farm in Arlington. Local resident Cody Connite rears the babies in his home until they reach one year old, one of the volunteer benefits of working at the… Read More »

Posted February 7th, 2012

Here is some basic information on breeds to help you pick out your chicks! This is by all means not a complete list of breeds, but some of the more popular… Bantam (or Banty) is a poultry term used to describe a small variety of chicken. A bantam is not a breed, but rather refers… Read More »