Good Fruit Grower

August 1

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12 AUGUST 2015 Good Fruit Grower D erek Way is leaving his dream job as vine- yard manager at Sagemoor Farms in Pasco, Washington, to pursue other dreams in China. In September, Way, his wife, Lindsey, and their three young children will pack up and leave their quiet home at the vineyard to go live in an apartment in Nanjing, China, a city of more than 6 million people. Way first visited China six years ago during an international study tour while he was in Class 30 of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation's leadership program. "It helped me realize the benefit of mentoring and leadership development," Way said. "I want to do that for other people." He and his wife have visited China several times since then and became convinced that they should go live there so Derek could pursue his two passions: viticulture and leadership development. This seemed like the right time to make the move, with their children still young enough to adapt to the new language and culture. Their son, Redek, is six, their elder daughter, Azure, is three, and their younger daughter, Tatum, is one. A new way OF LIFE Derek Way and his family are leaving their bucolic life in Pasco to move to a major city in China. by Geraldine Warner COURTESY OF SAGEMOOR VINEYARDS Lacey Lybeck (right) is taking over as vineyard manager at Sagemoor Farms from Derek Way (left), who is going to live in China. They are pictured with Kent Waliser, director of vineyard operations, who said Way has been dedicated to improving the vineyards during his seven years with Sagemoor. Grapes S T O R A G E C O N T R O L S Y S T E M S MICHIGAN · WASHINGTON · 800.887.7994 · STORAGECONTROL.COM A T T E N T I O N D C A U S E R S USE HARVESTWATCH? EXPERIMENTING WITH DCA? Senzytec2 is a biosensor system that quickly and simply measures the production of ethanol as a result of stressing your fruit when experimenting with DCA. e operator can easily test for and verify fermentative processes taking place during dierent storage conditions at very low levels (less than 50 ppm) with no sample pre-treatment required, and see results in under 5 minutes. Developed and tested at an agricultural research institute in Italy, the Senzytec2 is now available for both sales and service in North America through SCS. Contact us today for more information!

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