History of Agriculture in Washington State (1900-1980)

Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

political economy, community development and planning

Agriculture in Washington first developed during a period of agrarian revolt. Populism, in its many forms, took root in our state through political organizations such as the Grange – an agriculturally based fraternal organization that played a dominant role in the politics of the state prior to WWII. Both agriculture and politics were shaped by the replacement of the family farm with corporations controlled by national and international financial interests. The story of the industrialization of agriculture provides deep insight into the political economy of our state and helps explain how our nation’s food production and distribution system was shaped.


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


$10 for a required text that will be provided by the faculty


2017-02-15$10 required fee added
2016-11-22Course moved from Winter to Spring quarter