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Next Generation Network: How to Avoid Growing an $8 Box – From Tree to Market
November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Who should come: Next Generation and Young Growers, Managers & Field staff
No one wants to spend all year pruning, spraying, picking and end up with an $8 box. Come discuss do’s and don’ts with experts.
We will discuss:
● Size and grade
● What holds and loses value
● Managing Calcium related disorders
● Decay Management
● Crop Load Management
Brent Milne, Horticulturalist McDougall and Sons.
Brandt Fritz, Assistant Operations Manager, Columbia Fruit.
Dale Goldy, Assistant General Manager Stemilt
We will begin this session with a series of short presentations from panelist speakers followed by a study circle style discussion. Participants bring your questions. Expect one hour of presentation and two hours of discussion followed by dinner.
Registration: Registration is limited. To register go to Next Generation Network Event Registration.
Fees: No registration fee. Workshop and dinner covered by our sponsors.
Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. This new project is piloting six events in 2016 in the North Central Region as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers.
Thank you sponsors: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association
Thank you to our advisors for the Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance
Lindsey Morrison, Columbia Fruit; Steven Beirlink; Dillon Miller, Kasey O’Dell, K&K Family Farm; Jorge Zavola, Taylor Orchard; Mark Stennes, Cascade Organics; John Gebber, Gebber Orchard; Jake Robison, Robison Orchards