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
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. age/27 grower/in Yakima, Washington crops/Apples, cherries, pears and stone fruit business/G.S.
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
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 /
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
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
family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young son and daughter. Beyond working just about every job on the farm, he wants to continue his education taking horticulture and business classes. He’s the son of Bill and Deede Anderson. age/26 crops/Cherries
family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected to the International New Varieties Network. Bruno is the son of Mike Simpson and Angela Donaldson. grower / Nelson, New Zealand age / 26 crops / Apples, pears, kiwifruit business / Waimea Nurseries,
family background/ After growing up on the family farm, Kyle earned a business degree working as a CPA before returning to work with his father, Shane, and mother, Gail. age / 33 crops / Apples business / Apple Springs Orchards, Inc. How did you get your start? I
family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona Jones, who work in food technology. She majored in horticulture and is passionate about applied food sciences. age/23 grower/Nelson, New Zealand crops/Apples, pears, kiwifruit business/Horticulturalist How did you get your start? I’m not
family background / Conor grew up in a large Yakima Valley farming family growing juice grapes, learning organic methods and helping expand the farm’s apple acreage. He is the son of Carl and Jeannie Kilian and grandson of Ervin and Sharon Kilian. age / 22 crops / Apples
family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman. His primary job as an agronomist for Soilcraft Inc. has helped him to finance his cherry blocks. age / 28 crops / Cherries business / Eden Acres and
family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by his father, Brad Fowler, and mother, Katy Klein. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he and his wife, Millie, have worked to establish their own cherry and pear orchards. age/30 grower/Hood River,
Good Fruit Grower received the following news release from Washington State Tree Fruit Association President Jon DeVaney: Today, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association issued its Nov. 1 Apple Storage Reports to its members. With
Lesley graduated from Western Oregon University with a teaching degree and taught for 10 years. She then returned to the family pear farm in 2016 to work alongside her parents, Jacquie Harrison and Gary Tamura.
Eligible university students are invited to apply for Syngenta’s annual Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship, the company announced in a news release. In a 2- to 5-minute video essay, entrants should share how their roots
Eastern apple growers report a rise in sudden collapse of seemingly healthy young dwarf trees, but is it a new problem or just highly stressed orchards felled by regular foes such as winter injury and drought?