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family background/Kevin is a fourth-generation grower who grew up in the Wenatchee River Valley. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in fruit and vegetable management, is the son of Kim and Dan Kenoyer and is married to Kiera Kenoyer.
crops/Cherries, apples, pears
business/Wilbur-Ellis and Kenoyer Orchards
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family background/Dustin grew up working with his family at Dave Tobin Farms and studied viticulture and enology at Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University. He’s the son of Carmen and Dave Tobin.
crops/grapes, apples and cherries
business/Precept Wine Brands
How did you get your start?
Growing up, our family operated a farm
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family background / Roland will be graduating from University of British Columbia with a degree in horticulture and hopes to pursue his graduate degree in plant genetics. He currently works for the family farm, H&S, and worked with the sterile codling moth insect release program in British Columbia. Roland is
family background/Nereyida grew up on her family’s farm growing Concord grapes. She is pursuing her university degree in viticulture and enology and is a viticulture technician at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and 14 Hands Winery. She is the daughter of Francisco and Victoria-Torres Ponce.
business/Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Ponce Vineyards
family background/ Dan is a first-generation tree fruit grower who wants to build on the farm’s family legacy built by his father-in-law, Rodney Klenk, in Western Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University, is married to Natalie Norman and is the son of Dan and Dawn Norman.
crops/Apples and cherries
family background/Michelle is the first generation in her family in agriculture. She grew up in Dryden, Ontario, obtaining her master’s degree at University of Guelph and now is a tree fruit specialist doing farm extension services. She is the daughter of Charmon MacDonald and Marcel Arseneault.
grower/Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
family background / Devyani, a past recipient of the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, obtained a degree in viticulture and enology from Walla Walla Community College and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish from Whitman College. She was raised in Portland, Oregon, by her father, Shantanu Gupta, a computer engineer, and
family background/Matt is the first generation of his family to work in agriculture. He has a horticulture degree from Washington State University and a career as a crop consultant. He’s the son of Michelle and Dave Duke.
grower/in Yakima, Washington
crops/Apples, cherries, pears and stone fruit
How did you get your start?
British Columbia growers double down to hit the late-season market.
family background/ Madeleine continues a multigenerational farm that began north of Kelowna in 1949. The farm is known for growing some of the first Ambrosias and is branching out into wine grapes. Madeleine is the daughter of Marc and Tessa van Roechoudt and granddaughter of Louis and Suzanne van Roechoudt.
family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at orchards in Southern Brazil. Guilherme obtained his master’s degree in tree fruit training systems and is pursuing his Ph.D. at University of Santa Catarina State (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina).
grower / São Joaquim, Brazil
family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and agritourism at locations in California’s Southern San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is the son of Steve and Vickie Murray.
age / 32
crops / Cherries, diversified crops
business / Murray Family
family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California Polytechnic State University and is the assistant vigneronne at Cayuse Vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. She’s the daughter of Betty and Denis Bourcier.
grower / Walla Walla, Washington
age / 34
crops / Grapes
business / Cayuse Vineyards
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