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gfg-portraits-richardJared Johnson is Design and Production Manager of Good Fruit Grower, overseeing the magazine’s design and layout, providing art direction and quality control, and coordinating art, editorial, and print production.

Jared grew up in southeastern Idaho, where he spent his summers during high school moving irrigation hand-lines in wheat and potato fields. A graduate of Idaho State University, Jared has worked for more than 20 years in journalism at newspapers in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Wenatchee, Washington.

Jared joined Good Fruit Grower in 2014.

Phone: (509) 853-3513 — Email

My Recent Articles

  • Helios Nursery

The good and bad of different rootstocks

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Nursery owner warns growers it’s not as simple as asking which rootstock is the best.

  • International cargo cherry deliveries

All aboard the cherry express

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Airborne exports through Sea-Tac help make up for tough domestic year for sweet cherries.

  • organicApplePrices

It’s boom time for organics

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington’s organic apple growers adding 10,000 new acres in just a few years.

  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but

  • New Tapteil vineyard

Making good in the Badlands of Washington

October 27th, 2017|4 Comments

Grower creates a home for his vineyards in dramatic but challenging scenery.