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Josh Heinicke, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments family background / Josh is the fourth generation of his family in farming and is the production supervisor at Columbia Fruit. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Josh is the son of Susan and Gus Heinicke. grower / Wenatchee, Washington age / 27 crops /

Erin Carlson, a young grower from Summerland, British Columbia

May 15th, 2019|1 Comment family background/ Erin received her agriculture degree in organics at the University of Guelph in Ontario and is also active in local politics representing growers in Summerland. She is the daughter of Jan and Keith Carlson. age/31 grower/Summerland, British Columbia crops/Cherries business/Carcajou Fruit Co. How did you get your

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Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments 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. age/26 grower/Cashmere, Washington crops/Cherries, apples, pears business/Wilbur-Ellis

Dustin Tobin, a young grower from Grandview, Washington

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments 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. age/36 crops/grapes, apples and cherries business/Precept Wine Brands How did you get your start? Growing

Roland Markgraf, a young grower from Kelowna, British Columbia

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments 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

Nereyida Ponce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments 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. age/23 crops/grapes business/Ste. Michelle Wine

Dan Norman, a young grower from Sparta, Michigan

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments 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. age/26 grower/Sparta,

Michelle Cortens, a young grower from Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments 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. age/26 grower/Kentville, Nova

Harper named director of Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Matt Milkovich, News, People, Updates|

Jayson Harper has been named director of Penn State University’s Fruit Research and Extension Center. Harper, who’d been serving as interim director since March 1, will oversee all personnel and financial activities while providing strategic

Phylloxera, economics highlight the 2019 Washington State Grape Society annual meeting

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Grapes, Insects and mites, News, People, Ross Courtney, Updates|Tags: , , |

Sarah Del Oro of Blehyl Co-op checks grapevine root samples for phylloxera feeding damage Thursday at the 2019 annual meeting of the Washington State Grape Society in Grandview, on Nov. 14. The emergence of phylloxera

IFTA offers scholarships for young professionals to attend 2020 annual conference

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Apples, Cherries, IFTA, Jonelle Mejica, News, Pears, Stone fruits, Updates|Tags: |

The International Fruit Tree Association is offering scholarship opportunities for young professionals who want to attend the 2020 IFTA Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 9–12. IFTA members worldwide are eligible to apply for