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Next Generation Tree Fruit Network

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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, 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

Next Generation Tree Fruit Network Programming

 Be sure to visit our Upcoming Events calendar for event details, flyers, and registration links.

Labor, Pesticides, Management

December 1, 2022
Abby’s Pizza East Wenatchee
702 Grant Rd, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There are multiple software platforms available to help producers track labor, field activities, and costs as well as issue work orders and manage food safety. This workshop will include a panel discussion of three software platforms. We will discuss the pluses and minuses of each program to help you consider ways to make your operation more efficient and profitable.


February 1, 2023
LocalTel Event Center, Pybus Public Market
3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you want to identify important needs for new technology to improve the profitability and sustainability of the Washington Tree Fruit Industry for the Next Generation? Come and join our facilitated discussion with technology entrepreneurs.


Washington State University