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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  • B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

  • August 27th, 2014

University of California communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey won the top feature award from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences with this photo of visiting scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland with a bee beard.

Garvey, who works with the UC Davis [...]

  • Cleveringa joins Research Commission

Cleveringa joins Research Commission

  • August 27th, 2014

Jeff Cleveringa, head of research and development for Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, Washington, has been appointed to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s board of directors to represent the Washington Apple Commission.

He succeeds Dan Flick. Also on the board are: Jim Doornink, Tom Butler, Harold Schell, Brent [...]

  • David Alvarez, Young Grower from Prosser, Washington

David Alvarez, Young Grower from Prosser, Washington

  • July 29th, 2014

age / 28
crops / Organic cherries and apples
title / Farm manager
business / Adolfo Alvarez Farm David works with his father, Adolfo, and his uncles.
education / Graduated from Prosser High School and learned from his family on one of the largest organic cherry orchards in the [...]

  • Summing up a career

Summing up a career

  • July 10th, 2014

Dr. Scott Johnson worked for 31 years as an extension specialist for the University of California, Davis. He was based at the Kearney Agricultural Center, a research station in the heart of San Joaquin Valley’s intense agriculture.

He earned an undergraduate degree in biology before entering studies at Cornell University, [...]

  • Peter Martini, Young Grower from Escalon, California

Peter Martini, Young Grower from Escalon, California

  • July 1st, 2014

age / 37
crops / Peaches and almonds
title / Farm manager
business / Martini Farms, LLC. Peter is a third-generation farmer taking over the business from his parents. Peter’s grandparents started farming in Escalon after immigrating from Italy in the 1920s.
education / Master’s degree in plant breeding [...]