Stories about young growers

Manuel Martinez Jr., a Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Four months out of Wenatchee Valley College, Manuel talks with Good Fruit Grower about why he pursued a career in farming and orchard management.

Daniel Bays, a Young Grower from Westley, California

By |July 1st, 2015|

Daniel Bays is a fifth generation farmer talks with Good Fruit Grower about how the farm is dealing with drought and the possible transition to mechanized harvesting.

Evan Kruse, Young Grower from Roseburg, Oregon

By |June 2nd, 2015|

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grower / Roseburg, Oregon
age / 34
crops /  Diversified farm with fruits and hay
business / Kruse Farms
other experience / Fourth generation

Nick Hammond, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |May 12th, 2015|

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grower / The Dalles, Oregon
age / 32
crops / Cherries
business / Foreman for Curtis Orchards
other experience / Works with bush-sized trees

Chelsea Durfey, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

By |April 30th, 2015|

I’ve had so many mentors... They’ve taught me about pruning, soil biology, bees, products, and applications, and there’s so much yet for me to learn.

Pedro Cuevas Jr., Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |April 15th, 2015|

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grower / Royal City, Washington
age / 25
crops / Cherries, apples
business / Part owner of Rancho Cuevas orchard and fieldman with

Sean Tudor, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

By |March 31st, 2015|

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grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries, wine and juice grapes
business / Owner Rustic Vineyards, 2dor Wines
other experience

Marcus Morgan, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |March 18th, 2015|

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grower / Marcus Morgan, 36, The Dalles, Oregon.  (with Miss Blue)
crops / Cherries
business / Orchard manager for Morgan & Sons

Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

By |March 2nd, 2015|

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grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple King. Partner in family

Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

By |February 11th, 2015|

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grower / Alderdale, Washington
age / 36
crops / wine grapes
business / Austin Sharp Vineyards
other experience / After graduating from Washington State

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