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Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

  • Stanwood High School 7400 272nd Street Northwest Stanwood, WA, 98292 United States (map)
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At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, you can attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, enjoy a prime rib lunch and visit with local agricultural businesses.


Trade Show is open ALL Day!

7:30 – 8:45 – Registration, Trade Show, Coffee and Pastries

9:00 – 10:00 – Session 1

10:15 – 11:15 – Session 2

11:30 – 12:30 – (A) Session 3 or (B) Lunch/Trade Show

1:00 – 2:00 – (A) Lunch/Trade Show or (B) Session 4

2:15 – 3:15 – Session 5

3:30 – 4:30 – Session 6

4:30 – 5:00 – Trade Show

2018 Class Descriptions:

Take a look to see what great classes are available here. Instructors from Snohomish Conservation District include Carrie Brausieck, Cameron Coronado, Derek Hann, Michael Hipp, Bobbi Lindemulder, and Steven VanValkenburg (Board). 

Session 1:
9:00 - 10:00 AM

# 165 Hand‐held Power Tools: “Weedeaters”, Blowers and Hedge Trimmers
Instructor: Steve VanValkenburg

Session 2:
10:15 - 11:15 AM

# 221 Rain Water Catchment for Agriculture & Small Farms
Instructors: Derek Hann and Cameron Coronado

#228 Forest Farming, Alley Cropping, and Silvopasture: Agroforestry for Farm Resiliency and Diversification
Instructor: Carrie Brausieck

# 265 Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety
Instructor: Steve VanValkenburg

Session 3 or 4:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 - 2:00

#321 Build Your Own Rain Barrel: Rain Water Catchment for Ag and Small Farms
Instructors: Derek Hann and Cameron Coronado

# 373 Sustainable & Sound Horsekeeping
Instructor, Michael Hipp

#465 Tractor Maintenance
Instructor: Steve VanValkenburg

Session 6:
3:30 - 4:30 PM

#607 Beef Roundtable: What Model Works for You?
Instructor: Jim Anderson, Bobbi Lindemulder, Jerry Labish

# 649 How to Use Your Local Conservation District
Instructor: Michael Hipp, Snohomish CD, John Schuh, Skagit CD, and Jay Mirro, King Conservation District

# 665 Tractor Maintenance
Instructor: Steve VanValkenburg

Registration Information: All registrations include lunch and breakfast items at no extra cost.

Regular/Adult: $75

Student age 12-18: $40 ($10 if student sponsorship is requested)

Payment Information:

Online registrants can pay with a card via PayPal (no account is necessary) or with a check. Registrants can pay with cash at the WSU Skagit County Extension office.

If you’re paying by check, make your check payable to Livestock Masters Foundation. You can combine registration payments on one check. Just include a note listing those whose registration payment is covered by the check. Don’t forget to include class fees. Send the check to

Country Living Expo
c/o WSU Skagit County Extension
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A
Burlington, WA 98233

Online Registration has closed. You can register at the door on Saturday!

Special Events at the Expo!

Chicken and Duck Egg Weigh Off sponsored by Conway Feed

Entries are open to everyone. The egg can come from your own flock, purchased eggs, borrowed eggs, anywhere you can come up with a larger than expected chicken or duck egg. Prizes – you bet! The owner of the largest chicken AND duck egg will win 100#s of CONWAY FEED ALL NATURAL LAYER PELLETS. There will also be drawings for free feed for everyone who enters an egg in the weigh off!

Fiber Palooza!

Going strong for second year – Prizes are awarded in all fiber categories – so gather some fiber from your favorite sheep, alpaca, llama, rabbit or goat to enter into our show.

Cancellation Policy

Attendees can transfer their registration payment to another person at any time before the Expo or on the day of the Expo. That person can take the same classes, or register for any classes still available.

Otherwise, attendees may, upon request, receive a refund equal to half their purchase price before January 1. After January 1, no refunds are available.

Driving Directions:

From I-5 take Exit 212 and head west on WA-532 (towards Stanwood/Camano Island). Turn right onto 72nd Ave. NW and left onto 272nd St. NW. High school will be on your immediate left.

Questions: Contact the WSU Skagit County Extension Office at 360-428-4270, ext 0.


Earlier Event: January 24
Growing Groceries: Growing Tree Fruit
Later Event: January 29
Annual Plant Sale Pre-Orders Close