Explore the Farm


Harley Cowan – Chicken sedan

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

by Eric Apalategui | © Washington State University

There’s an old knee-slapper that goes something like this: Why does a chicken coop have two doors? Because if it had four doors (drumroll, please) it would be a sedan! Read Article in Full.

WSU Small Farms – Poultry Program

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

Washington State University’s Small Farms Team provides research-based information and educational programs for farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local food systems. Learn More.

Avian Health & Food Safety Laboratory

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

The Avian Health and Food Safety laboratory now offers a Real-Time STEC assay for the rapid screening of the virulence genes present in STEC serotypes. Read Article in Full.

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

An Urban Center Committed to Sustainable Communities

Bridging the past to the future, providing research, instruction and outreach services through an interdisciplinary approach for the development of ecologically sound, socially responsible, and economically viable communities. Read Article in Full.

Training for good eggs: Winter School at Puyallup

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

by Hannelore Sudermann | © Washington State University

The first winter school for farmers was held in 1916 at the Washington State College research and experiment station in Puyallup. It offered a variety of classes including veterinary medicine, plant pathology, dairying, and the most popular by far, the poultry course. Farmers just starting out could learn the finer points of raising hens and eggs, planning a 10-acre poultry ranch, and record keeping. Read Article in Full.

The Essential Egg

Posted On: February 21st, 2013

by Hannelore Sudermann | © Washington State University

MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO one man’s longing to live in the country led to a course in chicken farming offered through Washington State College, laying the groundwork for one of the largest and oldest egg operations in the Pacific Northwest. Along with just a few other large egg companies, the family-run Wilcox Farms is now a pillar in Washington’s 1.9 billion-egg-a-year industry.  Read Article in Full

2013 Easter Egg Hunt

Posted On: February 19th, 2013

From our family to yours, an invitation to;

• Tour the organic egg farm
• Walk the salmon spawning creek
• Take a wagon ride around the farm
• Visit the original one room schoolhouse & the historical museum

Saturday, March 23 Hunts at 11am & 2pm

Eggs Top List of Grams of Protein per Dollar Spent

Posted On: February 13th, 2013

See the latest report based on data from the USDA on calories and protein values of eggs compared to other food. Download Comparison PDF.

American Egg Board’s Newsletter

Posted On: February 13th, 2013

This issue of incredible news launches an updated, fresh look for AEB’s monthly flagship newsletter. Download PDF Newsletter.