Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Industry Professionals. This new project began in 2016 as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers. Every year we work with our advisory group to find topics of interest to Next Generation Growers. We offer six to ten field days and winter learning opportunities every year.
Please contact Tianna Dupont, WSU Extension (509) 713-5346, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Morrison (509) 387-3704 with suggestions or to receive announcements.
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Thank you to our advisors for the Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Lindsey Morrison, Stemilt Growers; Mauro Sitio, Foreman Farms; Justin Wiggs, Chamberlin Ag; Dillon Luebber; Darin Palmer; Brandon Long; Jake Robison, Robison Orchards; Hannah Walters, Stemilt.
Thank you to our sponsor: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association
2019 Next Generation Tree Fruit Network Programming
Be sure to visit our Upcoming Events calendar for event details, flyers, and registration links.
|Insect ID, Scouting and Management. Wenatchee, WA
Join the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network and the Pear IPM Team to learn techniques in pest and natural enemy scouting, identification, and management in apples and pears. This event will feature field and laboratory experiences, and a presentation on using phenology models to time management actions. Register at https://applepearipm.eventbrite.com
|August 1, 2019
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
|Fruit Breeding 101. Columbia View Research Orchard, Orondo WA.
Come see fruit on the tree from early and elite breeding lines. Dr. Kate Evans will explain the process of how new varieties are crossed and selected.
|October 24, 2019
|Using technology to make harvest more efficient. Chateau Faire Le Pont, Wenatchee WA.
Karen Lewis will show current options for platforms and discuss upcoming technology from FF Robotics and Abundant Robotics. Followed by discussion.
|November 13, 2019
|LOOKING AHEAD – MARKET AND ECONOMIC TRENDS. Chateau Faire Le Pont, Wenatchee WA.
Join us for dinner and a panel discussion. Sam Godwin of Chelan Fresh and Roger Pepperl of Stemilt Marketing will share perspectives and answer questions on future market and economic trends for tree fruit.
|December, 4, 2019.
|SOFTWARE OPTIONS FOR PROFIT OPTIMIZATION – PART 1 RECORDS & ACCOUNTING.
Panel discussion and hands on demonstration: Aprex, Agrian, Field Clock, Hectare, Delp, Ag Otter.
|January 16, 2020
|SOFTWARE OPTIONS FOR PROFIT OPTIMIZATION – PART 2 TOOLS FOR THE FIELD.
Panel discussion and hands on demonstration: Scouting Software (Simeos, Open Scout); Irrigation software; Phone Aps (Draft Logic, Soil Survey).
|February 13, 2020