Michael L. Miller, 1947 – 2014

By |October 9th, 2014|

Mike Miller, 67, known for his infectious grin, had deep roots in Washington’s Yakima Valley agriculture.

His grandfather helped to [...]

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.

Fast track ends for Jerry Haak

By |February 1st, 2014|

Jerry Haak focused on growing fruit and helping others, not his pain.

Pat Hagood, 1924–2013

By |November 18th, 2013|

Journalist Helen Patricia Hagood, who wrote for Good Fruit Grower during the 1970s, died in Springfield, Oregon, on September [...]

Joe Sardinha unified the B.C. tree fruit industry

By |November 18th, 2013|

British Columbia orchardist Joe Sardinha will be remembered for his efforts to unify the tree fruit industry both within [...]

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    Joe Sardinha, former president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, passed away August 31

Joe Sardinha, former president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, passed away August 31

By |September 16th, 2013|

Joe Sardinha, former president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, passed away August 31, the Penticton Herald reported.
The [...]

Obituaries

By |July 1st, 2010|

Albert Ravenholt was a visionary. In 1968, he and founding Sagemoor Farms partner Alec Bayless shared a belief that [...]

Charles L. “Charlie” Bennett 1945-2010

By |April 1st, 2010|

Charles L. “Charlie” Bennett, 64, who spent his career working on the rootstock development program at Cornell University in [...]

Lonnie Alvin Conner, 1925–2010

By |April 1st, 2010|

Pasco, Washington, juice grape grower Lonnie Conner, who devoted much of his life to industry and community affairs, died [...]