Young Grower

Stories about young growers

Harrison Van Meekeren, a young grower from Lakeville, Nova Scotia

By |March 14th, 2019|

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family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is working with his family to

Ryan Johnson, a young grower from Harrah, Washington

By |February 27th, 2019|

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family background/Ryan is an operations manager at the nursery. He grew up working various jobs in the agriculture industry, eventually

Roland Markgraf, a young grower from Kelowna, British Columbia

By |February 15th, 2019|

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family background / Roland will be graduating from University of British Columbia with a degree in horticulture and hopes to

Nereyida Ponce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington

By |January 31st, 2019|

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family background/Nereyida grew up on her family’s farm growing Concord grapes. She is pursuing her university degree in viticulture and

Dan Norman, a young grower from Sparta, Michigan

By |January 14th, 2019|

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family background/ Dan is a first-generation tree fruit grower who wants to build on the farm’s family legacy built by

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

By |December 28th, 2018|

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family background/Michelle is the first generation in her family in agriculture. She grew up in Dryden, Ontario, obtaining her master’s

Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

By |December 7th, 2018|

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family background / Flor grew up on farms, since she was a small child, helping her family establish their own

Devyani Isabel Gupta, a young grower in Walla Walla, Washington

By |October 26th, 2018|

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family background / Devyani, a past recipient of the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, obtained a degree in viticulture and enology

Matt Duke, a young grower in Yakima, Washington

By |September 27th, 2018|

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family background/Matt is the first generation of his family to work in agriculture. He has a horticulture degree from Washington

Madeleine van Roechoudt, a young grower from Lake Country, British Columbia

By |August 29th, 2018|

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family background/ Madeleine continues a multigenerational farm that began north of Kelowna in 1949. The farm is known for growing

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