Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

By |January 20th, 2015|

grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / [...]

  • The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. (Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)
    Permalink The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. <b>(Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

By |January 16th, 2015|

Ron and Dianne Gillison, owners of Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, which designs and builds machinery for the fruit industry, were [...]

Staffing grows at Oregon Cherry Growers

By |January 15th, 2015|

In an effort to increase company growth, the Oregon Cherry Growers cooperative announced the hiring of two new managers [...]

Schmitten honored with Silver Pear Award

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Ray Schmitten has had multiple roles in the tree fruit industry and represents pear growers in research matters.

Robert L. Andrews, 1930 – 2014

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Andrews credited for helping develop grape region.

Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

By |December 23rd, 2014|

age / 26
crops / pears, apples, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines
business / Cody Orchards and Farm Stand
other [...]

Changing of the guard at Summit

By |December 15th, 2014|

Wally Heuser’s nursery and variety management companies have new owners.

Arvid V. Monson 1941 – 2014

By |December 9th, 2014|

Diversified grower, rancher, and founder of Goose Ridge Winery Arvid Monson, 73, died December 1. The long time Yakima [...]

  • From left, Dr. Mike Willett, Tim Smith Paul Tvergyak and Brooke Peterson at the 2014 Hort Show in Kennewick, Washington on December 2, 2014. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)
    Permalink From left, Dr. Mike Willett, Tim Smith Paul Tvergyak and Brooke Peterson at the 2014 Hort Show in Kennewick, Washington on December 2, 2014. <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    WSU’s Tim Smith honored for 40 years of distinguished service

WSU’s Tim Smith honored for 40 years of distinguished service

By |December 4th, 2014|

Washington State University extension specialist Tim Smith has received the inaugural Washington Tree Fruit Distinguished Service Award for his [...]

Distinguished Service Award: Harold Thome

By |November 28th, 2014|

Harold Thome is old enough to remember his dad packing apples into barrels for shipment to Chicago 200 miles [...]