Young Grower

Stories about young growers

Lacey Lybeck, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |March 15th, 2017|

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family background/ Lacey grew up working alongside her family on their farm Hulbert Farms and Skagit Seed Services in La

Dillon Luebber, a young grower from Malaga, Washington

By |March 8th, 2017|

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family background / Dillon was raised southeast of Wenatchee, Washington, along the Columbia River by Jan and Fern Luebber. He

Alfredo Jeronimo, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

By |February 16th, 2017|

Alfredo grew up working in orchards alongside his father. After starting a family, Alfredo followed his interests in the packing side of the industry and is currently pursuing goals in orchard management.

Chris Oakes, Young Grower from Lyndonville, New York

By |February 1st, 2017|

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family background/ Chris is a fourth-generation farmer who works with many of his relatives along Lake Ontario. He’s learned from

Ariane Stechmann, Young Grower from Hamburg, Germany

By |January 19th, 2017|

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family background / Ariane is the oldest of four siblings who make up the family’s 10th generation of farmers. To

Nick Ferrari, Young Grower from Linden, California

By |December 30th, 2016|

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family background/ Fourth-generation farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Nick has volunteered with several young grower groups and is involved

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

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

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.

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