TJ Mullinax

TJ Mullinax

About TJ Mullinax

TJ Mullinax is a digital producer and photojournalist for Good Fruit Grower, coming to the magazine with a newspaper and television broadcast background. Mullinax grew up in the Pacific Northwest and covered communities through the Willamette Valley, Columbia Gorge and Central Washington working more than 10 years as a professional journalist.
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Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, Oregon

By |January 28th, 2015|

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grower / Mosier, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington
age / Fade (30) and Thompson (42)
crops / wine grapes, cherries
business / Analemma

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

By |January 20th, 2015|

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grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist

Washington picks big wine, juice grape crops

By |January 6th, 2015|

Concord grape grower cash prices plummet to $110 per ton.

Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

By |December 23rd, 2014|

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age / 26
crops / pears, apples, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines
business / Cody Orchards and Farm Stand
other experience / Learning from

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Sean Gilbert, Young Grower from Yakima, Washington

By |November 26th, 2014|

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age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business / Gilbert Orchards
education /

Exploring on-farm hydropower

By |November 2nd, 2014|

After helping growers install superior fish screens, the Farmers Conservation Alliance is looking at the potential for turbines in canals.

Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

By |November 1st, 2014|

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age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries
title / Partner, farm manager
business / River Bend Orchards
education / Degree in fruit science, California

Jessica & Sara Ecker, Young Growers from Trempealeau, Wisconsin

By |September 30th, 2014|

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ages / (Jess, on left in photo) 33, (Sara, on right in photo) 30
crops / Apples, blueberries, and peaches
education /

Kevin & Mark Stennes, Young Growers from Pateros, Washington

By |August 28th, 2014|

Stennes twins talk about growing organics tree fruit operation.

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