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Who should come: Next Generation and Young Growers, Managers & Field staff

No one wants to spend all year pruning, spraying, picking and end up with an $8 box. Come discuss do’s and don’ts with experts.

We will discuss:

● Varieties
● Size and grade
● What holds and loses value
● Managing Calcium related disorders
● Condition
● Decay Management
● Crop Load Management


Brent Milne, Horticulturalist McDougall and Sons.
Brandt Fritz, Assistant Operations Manager, Columbia Fruit.
Dale Goldy, Assistant General Manager Stemilt


We will begin this session with a series of short presentations from panelist speakers followed by a study circle style discussion. Participants bring your questions. Expect one hour of presentation and two hours of discussion followed by dinner.

Registration: Registration is limited. To register go to Next Generation Network Event Registration.

Fees: No registration fee. Workshop and dinner covered by our sponsors.

Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. This new project is piloting six events in 2016 in the North Central Region as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers.

Organizers: Tianna DuPont, WSU Tree Fruit Extension Tianna.dupont@wsu.edu (509) 663-8181. Lindsey Morrison, Columbia Fruit lindsey@columbiafruit.com.

Thank you sponsors: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association

Thank you to our advisors for the Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance
Lindsey Morrison, Columbia Fruit; Steven Beirlink; Dillon Miller, Kasey O’Dell, K&K Family Farm; Jorge Zavola, Taylor Orchard; Mark Stennes, Cascade Organics; John Gebber, Gebber Orchard; Jake Robison, Robison Orchards