Ross CourtneyRoss Courtney is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles and taking photos for the print magazine and website. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University.

Courtney worked as a writer, photographer and video producer for the Yakima Herald-Republic starting in 2000, covering agriculture, education and local government. He was the author of the Herald-Republic‘s popular Crop Lines blog.

Earlier in his career, he worked as a communications specialist for a Pasco, Washington, company representing agricultural groups. Before that, he covered sports for the Tri-City Herald.

Courtney joined the magazine in 2015. He lives in Prosser with his family.

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My Recent Articles

  • On the International Fruit Tree Association tour Feb. 13, attendees gather to hear grower Andrew Sundquist describe how his Moxee, Washington, farm converted old Brookfield Gala trees to multileader WA 38s through grafting. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

On the road for Day 3 of IFTA

February 14th, 2024|0 Comments

Tour buses fanned out across the Yakima Valley as tree fruit professionals eager to learn visited six orchards on Day 3 of the International Fruit Tree Association winter conference in Washington...