Young Grower

Stories about young growers

James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

By |November 6th, 2017|

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree from the University of Idaho.

Devon Wade, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |October 5th, 2017|

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family background / After serving several tours overseas in the U.S. Army, Devon joined his parents, Gary and Marlis, at

Tarrah Te Velde, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

By |September 5th, 2017|

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family background/Tarrah works with her mother Michelle Te Velde on their family pear orchard that was passed down to them

Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

By |July 28th, 2017|

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

By |July 6th, 2017|

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew up on a farm that

Alfredo Reyes, a young grower from Royal City, Washington

By |June 2nd, 2017|

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family background / Alfredo was born in Mexico and grew up in Wenatchee with four sisters and two brothers. Everyone

Glade Brosi, young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

By |May 16th, 2017|

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family background / Glade is originally from Kentucky and joined Stemilt in 2011 with a graduate degree in plant and

Derric Kirschenmann, a young grower from Shafter, California

By |May 5th, 2017|

Derric decided to work alongside his family over a decade ago to grow the business north of Bakersfield.

Kelsey Twitchell, a young grower from Dryden, Washington

By |April 20th, 2017|

Kelsey’s family farm is nestled in the hills of Washington’s upper Wenatchee Valley, where they grow fresh market pears.

Brett Grobe, a Young Grower from Elyria, Ohio

By |April 5th, 2017|

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family background / Brett is a sixth-generation fruit and vegetable grower in northern Ohio near Lake Erie. Grobe Fruit Farm

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