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Dan Norman, a young grower from Sparta, Michigan

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/ Dan is a first-generation tree fruit grower who wants to build on the

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Washington State Grape Society awards

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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Grape Society President Bill Riley presented the organization’s annual awards at the Washington State Grape

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

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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Chelan Fruit announces new interim CEO

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Chelan Fruit Cooperative board of directors announced CEO Reggie Collins will transition from his

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Fresh Pear Committee nominations sought for Mid-Columbia district

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing

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Young growers learning and growing together

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Field day and workshop events for early career industry professionals provide support and encouragement.

  • Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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

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Growing generations: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Block by block, the Plath family has grown a company — and a reputation for quality — by focusing on every aspect of fruit production from tree to market.

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Growing potential: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Funding education is a top priority for the Plath family.

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To see opportunities, look at the world differently – Hort Show preview

November 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Keynote speaker at the WSTFA Annual Meeting says the future doesn’t have to surprise us.

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Helping the family that grows together to stay together – EXPO preview

November 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Featured speaker at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will discuss strategies for family farm businesses.

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires Angela Daniels as event coordinator

November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Daniels brings prior experience in events, communications and marketing

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Grape Society annual meeting

November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Awards and the search for a soil connection to chlorosis at the final day of the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting.

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Call for committee nominations

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear, cherry and apricot growers and handlers can submit committee nominations at industry meetings in December and January.

  • Devyani Gupta, a young grower from Walla Walla

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

October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Devyani, a past recipient of the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, obtained a

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Doug Gore announces retirement from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Woodinville, Washington-based wine maker also announced the promotions of two vice presidents.

  • Matt Duke, a young grower from Spokane, Washington

Matt Duke, a young grower in Yakima, Washington

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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WAEF honors volunteers for service

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Xochitl Velazquez, Steve Clive and Washington Fruit & Produce were honoredfor their service to the foundation’s efforts with educational opportunities and scholarship awards.

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Constance Savage named general manager of L’Ecole N° 41

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of the year.

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Entomologist joins WSU’s Extension Center in Wenatchee

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.

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Stannard named new chair at USApple

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

She has been in the apple business since 1996 and is owner of New York Apple Sales, Inc., one of the largest marketers of New York state apples.

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

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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

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Ste. Michelle president and CEO to retire

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is ending his storied and acclaimed career with the company.

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New leader for Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

August 20th, 2018|1 Comment

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has named Ines Hanrahan as its executive director, replacing retiring manager Mike Willett.

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Alan R. Sams hired as new dean for OSU’s ag sciences college

August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Sams, who worked in prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, will start work on Oct. 31.

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Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

July 27th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at

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Woodall joins Michigan Apple Committee as regional manager

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Michigan Apple Committee has hired John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the U.S.

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Adams joins Washington Apple Commission’s communications team

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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New statewide IPM coordinator named for Oregon

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

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A mighty idea

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Mighty Tieton founder working to turn fruit labels into giant mosaics.

  • Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla

Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla, Washington

May 29th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California

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Rayapati named assistant dean, director for WSU

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University grape virologist Naidu Rayapati has been named an assistant dean at the

  • Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected

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USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Jeff Colombini, a prominent California grower and board member of USApple, expressed deep concerns over

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Kyle Ardiel, a young grower from Thornbury, Ontario

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ After growing up on the family farm, Kyle earned a business degree working

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A standout tour of New Zealand – Photos & VR

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

IFTA attendees were easy to spot as they traversed the New Zealand countryside. Here are a few highlights.

Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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Apple education foundation seeks applications for ESL and citizenship programs

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation, the charity of Washington’s tree fruit industry, is seeking applications

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Farrow: The ‘it’ factor in IFTA

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The International Fruit Tree Association makes some changes, but commitment to growers remains the same.

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

  • Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conor grew up in a large Yakima Valley farming family growing juice

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Washington wine foundation adds new members

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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Four people have joined the  Washington Wine Industry Foundation as board directors. They are Corina

  • Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife,

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Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has

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IFTA awards Grower of the Year award during New Zealand tour

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association presented its Grower of the Year award during the annual

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In New Zealand, IFTA honors contributors to apple industry

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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The first group of fruit growers visiting New Zealand for the International Fruit Tree Association

  • Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River

Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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