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gfg-portraits-melissa Nancy Jo Born is a past 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 for over 30 years and retired in 2014.

Nancy grew up on an apple and cherry orchard in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, and has experience budding and grafting nursery trees, pruning, spraying, thinning and picking apples, and driving tractor in harvest.

After attending the University of Washington, Central Washington University, and the University of Oregon, Nancy entered the publishing industry via typography and graphic design stints at printing firms in Prosser, Yakima, and Phoenix, Arizona.

She received the Washington State Horticultural Association Women’s Leadership Through Service Award in 1999. Nancy has been with  Good Fruit Grower since 1984.

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Nancy Born takes off her Good Fruit Grower hat after 30 years of service

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First Bite: Nancy Born takes off her Good Fruit Grower hat.

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A little paint covers our latest issue

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Our May 15, 2014, cherry issue cover is a reproduction of an original oil painting

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Behind the scenes with our labor issue cover

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On the cover of the May 1, 2014, issue about labor, Fidalina Lleneas is pictured

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Soils cover leads with Honeycrisp trellis system

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On our April 15, 2014 issue cover, Raul Santana plants the last three trees at

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Our latest cover carries Northwest canal

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This canal clinging to the side of Tieton River Canyon looks like a canal from

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A cover a quilter will love

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The photo of Hood River orchards in bloom that appears on our March 15, 2014

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How we got that stunning March 1 cover

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Pest management, the theme for Good Fruit Grower’s March 1 issue, is often a challenge