Hayden grew up on a family farm in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. After traveling for work, he settled down in Simcoe, working for Norfolk Fruit Growers Association and buying his first orchard with his wife, Amanda.
family background/ Jaden and John are the fifth generation to work on the family farm. Jaden will attend the University of Montana, majoring in business, sales and marketing this fall, and John graduated from Wenatchee Valley College’s tree fruit program.
When the Botden family immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands almost 20 years ago, they brought tractors and other equipment with them to start their new orchards in the Georgian Bay region of Canada.
https://youtu.be/4-7Uy5qsYwQ 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 /
https://youtu.be/j6nyF1ohOQQ 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
https://youtu.be/9wuHYXJaAio family background / Michael grew up working at his family farm in the Alps in Northern Italy (elevation near 2,300 feet). The farm was converted by his mother and father, Rita and Thomas Mitterer, from a dairy to apples in the 1980s. Before joining the farm full time, he
https://youtu.be/5kkO4p4FgUI 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
https://youtu.be/QBDNg8YDwV8 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
https://youtu.be/o_kqGWKwkTk family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is working with his family to transition their farm to high-density systems. He is the son of Julie-Anna and Stephen Van Meekeren. age / 25 crops / Apples business / Van Meekeren Farms How did
https://youtu.be/HOpOWGRf3IE 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
https://youtu.be/n5Gz_95FmW8 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
https://youtu.be/zg5xYhPLDJA 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,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHI9nMXT8K8 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
https://youtu.be/IjlwrjwUPcU Shane Davies takes off from the summit of Te Mata Peak overlooking Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, in February 2018. The park, gifted to the community in 1927, provides a clear vantage of much of the tree fruit, grape growing and agricultural zones that flourish in the area. This growing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwVo-6gUUPs family background / Flor grew up on farms, since she was a small child, helping her family establish their own ranch in North Central Washington. She is currently working as a farm special operations manager in and around the Naches and Yakima valleys. She is the daughter of Aristeo
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
The Washington Apple Education Foundation announced its 2020 scholarship recipients in a May 15 news release. In total, the foundation is awarding more than $1 million to 310 students from Adams, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas,
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