Kurt Schlect, 1954-2017

By |February 9th, 2017|

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Kurt Don Schlect, a lifelong grower in the Yakima Valley, passed away Feb. 5 at the University of Washington Medical Center

Arkansas fruit breeder Moore dies at 85

By |January 27th, 2017|

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Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at

Washington grower and packer Gary W. Hansen dies at 73

By |January 19th, 2017|

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Gary W. Hansen, the former president of Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage of Yakima, Washington, died Jan. 15 after a

Bruce Zahn, 1925-2016

By |January 6th, 2017|

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Bruce A. Zahn, a prominent grower who lived in Bridgeport, Washington, passed away December 9, 2016, at age 91.

According to

Washington horticulturalist Fred Valentine dies

By |December 12th, 2016|

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Fred Valentine, a longtime field horticulturist and former president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, died December 4. He was

Washington Winemakers Mike Wallace and Scott Pontin, RIP

By |October 3rd, 2016|

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Two prominent Washington State winemakers have died in recent days. The Yakima Herald reports that Mike Wallace owner of Hinzerling Winery

Dorothy Plath, of Yakima and Washington Fruit and Produce, age 91

By |August 3rd, 2016|

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Our condolences to the family of the late Dorothy Plath, who died July 31 at age 91. She was a celebrated

Former MSU president, Dr. Gordon Guyer, 1926-2016

By |April 13th, 2016|

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Dr. Gordon Guyer, Michigan State University’s 18th president and longtime head of MSU Extension, has died. He was 89 years

Remembering Richard “Dick” Lehnert -1942-2015

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Distinguished editor, researcher, and writer influenced the horticulture industry for 52 years.

Grower, philanthropist Marvin Sundquist, 1926-2015

By |August 31st, 2015|

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Marvin Sundquist, retired owner of Sundquist Fruit and Cold Storage in Yakima, Washington, died Saturday. He was 89.

Sundquist Fruit &

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