Neil Garrison, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

By |May 19th, 2016|

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family background / Neil studied business and worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and maritime companies around

Time to say goodbye for Mimi Nye

By |May 11th, 2016|

Canoe Ridge Estate manager Mimi Nye retires after 35 years with Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Tree fruit industry awards $1 million in scholarships

By |May 5th, 2016|

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has reached a milestone of awarding $1 million in a single year to college-bound

Paul Bavaro, a young grower from Escalon, California

By |April 30th, 2016|

Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.

Eladio Gonzalez, a young grower from Selah, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

Eladio, a second-generation farmer from the upper Yakima Valley, worked alongside his father, Miguel Gonzalez, in orchards and now manages several test orchards in Naches, Washington.

Nick Mackay, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

After originally pursuing a degree in history and law, Nick pursued a more hands-on career through Washington State University’s viticulture program.

Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

By |April 20th, 2016|

Mike is a first-generation grower who pursued a degree in winemaking before getting his start working in wine sales, distribution and learning to make wine at Corliss Estates

Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

Ryan Bond, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |April 20th, 2016|

Ryan is a second-generation grower managing about 800 acres, primarily consisting of cherry and pear trees in The Dalles and south through Dufur into the Tygh Valley.

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

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