Stories about young growers

We have a winner in our Gator Giveaway

By |February 22nd, 2018|

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We have a winner! And she’s used to it.

Leah Eddie of Grandview, Washington, is the winner of the Gator Giveaway

Oliver May, a young grower from Alderdale, Washington

By |February 2nd, 2018|

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family background/ Oliver started farming at age 27 with his parents, Milo and Kay May, along the banks of the

John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

By |January 26th, 2018|

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family background/ John is a fourth-generation cherry grower who pursued degrees in sustainable agriculture, integrated plant science and fruit and

Conner Sullivan, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |January 4th, 2018|

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family background / Conner along with his cousin Clint Sullivan started their business after growing up learning agriculture from their

Anel Dorantes, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

By |December 4th, 2017|

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family background / Anel grew up on her father’s farm with five younger brothers and sisters and has since taken

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

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