Schmitten honored with Silver Pear Award

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Ray Schmitten has had multiple roles in the tree fruit industry and represents pear growers in research matters.

Robert L. Andrews, 1930 – 2014

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Andrews credited for helping develop grape region.

Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

By |December 23rd, 2014|

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age / 26
crops / pears, apples, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines
business / Cody Orchards and Farm Stand
other experience / Learning from

Changing of the guard at Summit

By |December 15th, 2014|

Wally Heuser’s nursery and variety management companies have new owners.

Arvid V. Monson 1941 – 2014

By |December 9th, 2014|

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Diversified grower, rancher, and founder of Goose Ridge Winery Arvid Monson, 73, died December 1. The long time Yakima Valley,

WSU’s Tim Smith honored for 40 years of distinguished service

By |December 4th, 2014|

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Washington State University extension specialist Tim Smith has received the inaugural Washington Tree Fruit Distinguished Service Award for his significant

Distinguished Service Award: Harold Thome

By |November 28th, 2014|

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Harold Thome is old enough to remember his dad packing apples into barrels for shipment to Chicago 200 miles away.

But

Latino Leadership Award 2014: José Ramirez

By |November 28th, 2014|

His philosophy has always been that you can’t wait for things to happen around you. You have to make them happen.

2014 Silver Apple Award goes to Jerry Haak

By |November 28th, 2014|

Jerry Haak had a passion for growing fruit and finding better ways to do it. He used cutting-edge techniques not only to increase his yields, but to produce higher quality fruit and use labor more efficiently.

New tree fruit association will expand services

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.

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