A succession story: 2016 Growers of the year

By |December 1st, 2016|

Bill and Mark Zirkle credit teamwork for company’s growth and fruitful legacy.

Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

By |December 1st, 2016|

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors.

Communication is key for Zirkle sales team : 2016 Growers of the year

By |December 1st, 2016|

Staying ahead

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.

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