The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center provides research, technology, instruction, and outreach to improve agriculture, community well-being, and natural resources by bridging a land-grant mission to an increasingly urbanized Puget Sound region and beyond.
Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR) has been working for two decades to bring sustainable solutions to the citizens and agricultural industry of Washington State. The context for the work in sustainable agriculture is clearly different today than it was in 1991. Sustainability is an idea that is beginning to permeate mainstream society, including becoming a driving force behind the agriculture and food system and also the university. CSANR’s role as a university center has matured from being the “go-to place” for information on sustainable agriculture production practices to that of being a catalyst for cutting edge research and education on the critical issues facing agriculture, such as climate change, energy and water security, and improving technology and management knowledge that will make all of our agricultural production systems more sustainable.