Summer 2020 Newsletter

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Working from home, as many of you know, is an adjustment. Our staff here at ANR are focused on work plan items, efficiencies, and finding our place in this current climate. We’re very excited about some of our recent work – ANR’s Book Club (thank you Leslie and Ceana for your amazing work!) and our updated “Pathways to Excellence” statewide program guide. Providing these resources as families, industry partners, community and technical colleges, and really our entire workforce shift into new spaces is important to us. We hope you both enjoy these resources, and find them useful.

Talk soon,


The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on the supply chains for agriculture and healthcare, creating disruptions in the processes that ensure food on our table, and how our public health systems function, plan and prepare for emergency management. The often overlooked supply chains are now on everyone’s minds –and rightfully so.

In collaboration with the Allied Health Center of Excellence, Clean Energy Center of Excellence, Global Trade & Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence, and Homeland Security Emergency Management Center of Excellence, we convened experts in agriculture public relations, public health, and logistics to discuss what needs to be done now and for the future to ensue these vital components of our lives and economy can thrive in the future.

Featured speakers included Karla Salp with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Meghan Debolt with the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, and Commissioner Sam Cho with the Seattle Port.


Join the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence Bookclub on Facebook!