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AgForestry to graduate 38th leadership class

By |March 7th, 2017|

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AgForestry announced the graduation in April of its 38th Leadership Program class.

Here’s the press release:
Today’s pressing issues demand strong, skilled,

Alfredo Jeronimo, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

By |February 16th, 2017|

Alfredo grew up working in orchards alongside his father. After starting a family, Alfredo followed his interests in the packing side of the industry and is currently pursuing goals in orchard management.

Blazing a trail for female growers

By |February 15th, 2017|

International Fruit Tree Association launches women’s group to provide education, mentorship.

Three growers elected to Washington Apple board

By |February 13th, 2017|

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Mark Stennes, James Foreman and Jon Alegria were elected to three-year terms as members of the Washington Apple Commission’s board

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

Chris Oakes, Young Grower from Lyndonville, New York

By |February 1st, 2017|

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family background/ Chris is a fourth-generation farmer who works with many of his relatives along Lake Ontario. He’s learned from

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

Ariane Stechmann, Young Grower from Hamburg, Germany

By |January 19th, 2017|

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family background / Ariane is the oldest of four siblings who make up the family’s 10th generation of farmers. To

New hires at UC Davis and Washington State

By |January 16th, 2017|

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New leader of UC Davis postharvest center

Food safety expert Trevor Suslow took over leadership of the Postharvest Technology Center at

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