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WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Washington State University and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network will hold a pair of tours focusing on transitioning to organic farming.

The first tour will be from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Brownfield Orchards in Chelan. Mike Brownfield has farmed organic apples, pears and cherries since 1990. Jeff Collins, the Washington State Department of Agriculture organic inspector for North

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