A humble leader (Video)

Throughout his career, WSU entomologist Jay Brunner has turned science into economic reality for Washington State tree fruit growers.

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  • Marcus Morgan, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Marcus Morgan, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

  • March 18th, 2015

grower / Marcus Morgan, 36, The Dalles, Oregon.  (with Miss Blue)
crops / Cherries
business / Orchard manager for Morgan & Sons Honey Company.
other experience / He has worked the family farm since he was a child. At one point he pursued professional bull riding as a career. [...]

Dick Bartram, 1920-2015

  • March 17th, 2015

Retired Washington State University Cooperative Extension agent Richard “Dick” Bartram, who was an authority on apple maturity and storage, died February 19, aged 94.

Bartram was born in Chelan, Washington, and grew up on the family orchard. He graduated from Washington State College in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in [...]

  • Richard Lehnert of Good Fruit Grower earns MSU distinguished service award

Richard Lehnert of Good Fruit Grower earns MSU distinguished service award

  • March 11th, 2015

Richard Lehnert, who writes about tree fruit production as associate editor of Good Fruit Grower magazine, was selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The award was presented March 10, during a luncheon at MSU.

Lehnert was cited for his nearly [...]

  • Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

  • March 2nd, 2015

grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple King. Partner in family run Eddie Farms.
other experience / Graduated from the tree fruit program at Wenatchee Valley College.

How did you get your start?
After college, I worked for [...]

  • Awards presented at IFTA’s Nova Scotia conference

Awards presented at IFTA’s Nova Scotia conference

  • March 2nd, 2015

The International Tree Fruit Association named Charles Embree its 2015 Outstanding Researcher of the Year during its 58th annual conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last week.

Embree, recently retired, began working as a tree fruit specialist with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in 1963. In 1982, he moved [...]

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

  • February 27th, 2015

Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on issues important to the tree fruit industry.

The university is interviewing three candidates to fill the position of Extension Specialist Tim Smith, who officially retired last August but continues to work [...]

  • WAWGG honors grape industry members

WAWGG honors grape industry members

  • February 17th, 2015

Several long-time industry members were honored for their decades of growing, industry involvement, and advancement of Washington State’s wine grape industry during the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.

Kevin Corliss, who’s spent his career working to improve, expand, and enhance the Washington wine grape industry, [...]

  • Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

grower / Alderdale, Washington
age / 36
crops / wine grapes
business / Austin Sharp Vineyards
other experience / After graduating from Washington State University, he joined the family cattle business and then switched to co-own and manage a vineyard with his father Rick and cousin Rob Mercer.

What was [...]