Stories about young growers
Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.
Ryan is a second-generation grower managing about 800 acres, primarily consisting of cherry and pear trees in The Dalles and south through Dufur into the Tygh Valley.
Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.
Sierra, a fifth-generation tree fruit grower, is one of three siblings and is the daughter of Dan and Connie Williams.
Catherine is a fourth-generation farmer. Her grandfather, Mamoru Kiyokawa, started growing tree fruit on the farm. Catherine works closely with her father, Randy, and older brother Cameron.
Jake is a fourth generation farmer who grows tree fruit on 120 acres. He’s the son of Dave and Karla Robison and nephew to Allen Robison.
Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.
Andy Smith, from Edwards Apple Orchard, talks with Good Fruit Grower about how his family grew the business from a small farm market to one of the most popular farm destinations in the Midwest.
Four months out of Wenatchee Valley College, Manuel talks with Good Fruit Grower about why he pursued a career in farming and orchard management.