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Skagit Extension director gets professorship

Don McMoran’s recent promotion to full professor with Washington State University is built on a lifetime love for Skagit County and its farmers.

Born on the driveway of his parents’ home on the dividing line between the Mount Vernon and La Conner school districts, he joined the WSU Skagit County Extension in 2006 as Agriculture & Natural Resources extension educator. He earned tenure a few years later and became the county Extension director in 2012.

His two-year quest to become full professor was backed by community members who wrote letters of recommendation.

“The Ag School has very high sta...


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