Good Fruit Grower

November 2016

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Page 6 of 63 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2016 7 with your support Please join Rears and our family of dealers in supporting the Washington Apple Education Foundation. Drop by the WAEF booth at the Washington Horticultural Show, December 5,6 & 7; purchase a raffle ticket to win this year's prize centerpiece: a 2017 400 gallon TTN Powerblast sprayer. Rears has also donated a 750 series 6' OMF orchard flail for silent auction; all proceeds to benefit WAEF. For details contact the WAEF: their offices are listed below or visit their booth during the show. Rears Manufacturing Company 800.547.8925 2900 Euclid Avenue Wenatchee WA 98801 509 663 7713 WAEF was founded in 1994 by members of Washington's tree fruit industry to advance the industry's charitable work. Today, WAEF invests in student achievement, promoting education and support for university, technical and vocational training. WAEF nurtures a network of grass-roots local community services offering ESL programs, citizenship outreach, and Farmworker Family support. WAEF connects the values of tree fruit industry members with good works in the community. This is a milestone year for the tree fruit industry: over One Million Dollars in scholarship awards. More than 200 young men and women shared in the $1,060,000 awarded in WAEF scholarships. In 2016 WAEF expanded efforts to identify and assist students pursuing a technical/vocational education aligned with work in the tree fruit industry. Volunteering is up in 2016: industry member support increased for WAEF student programs and industry charities through committee work, board service and hours spent mentoring and encouraging students. made in made in u s a u s a made in u s a 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 # of Awards WAEF Scholarship History Value approximate in 1000s $18,000 Awards 8 Scholarships Over A Million Dollars Scholarship Awards Growing together

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