Washington State hires tree fruit extension specialist

By |November 29th, 2016|

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Washington State University has hired Rob Blakey for an endowed position as tree fruit extension specialist in postharvest information and

Jesus Ramos, Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |November 29th, 2016|

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family background/ Jesus, son of Javier and Irma Ramos, is the first in his immediate family to attend high school

Pierre Paradis, Young Grower from Silverton, Oregon

By |October 28th, 2016|

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family background / Pierre is the son of Peter and Donna Paradis, who were among the first wine grape growers

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

Monica Libbey, Young Grower from Manson, Washington

By |October 3rd, 2016|

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family background/ Both sides of Monica’s family have long histories farming in the Chelan Valley, in Manson and long ago

Canadian bee expert joins OSU

By |September 30th, 2016|

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Oregon State University has hired an expert on bee pollinators to fill a new extension position focused on improving the

Central Washington pear grower innovates, adapts

By |September 16th, 2016|

Rudy Prey of Leavenworth, Washington, does things with his pear trees that not all, or even most growers, do.

Jared Gidley, Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

By |September 1st, 2016|

Jared is a first-generation farmer who worked several orchard jobs growing up in Parkdale, Oregon.

WSTFA fills two key positions

By |August 26th, 2016|

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Jacqui Gordon Nunez has been named director of education and member services at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, based

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

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