Good Fruit Grower

January 2016

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Page 22 of 39 GOOD FRUIT GROWER JANUARY 1, 2016 23 Tree fruit leaders honored at 2015 WSTFA banquet The following individuals were honored at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association in December. Look for further coverage on the Silver Pear and Latino Leadership honorees in upcoming issues of Good Fruit Grower. SILVER APPLE AWARD Del Feigal, president of orchard management for Auvil Fruit Company SILVER PEAR AWARD Don Gibson, Mt. Adams Orchard president, White Salmon, Washington Gibson worked in banking before moving to Anheuser-Busch, then to the pear industry, where he has been involved in the growing, packing, processing and marketing of pears. He is a past president of the Yakima Pom Club and, since 1997, has served on the Northwest Horticultural Council's Science Advisory Committee. For years, he has also been heavily involved with Pear Bureau Northwest as an important voice for the pear industry. "I love the transparency of this industry, for everyone shares information," Gibson said in accepting the award. WASHINGTON TREE FRUIT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Geraldine Warner of Good Fruit Grower Warner has written for Good Fruit Grower since 1987 and served as its editor since 1992. She is a graduate of the leadership program of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation. She received the Washington State Horticultural Association's Women's Leadership Through Service Award in 1996 and the association's Silver Apple Award in 2002. She retired from the magazine at the end of December. LATINO LEADERSHIP AWARD Ofelio Borges, Flor Servin, Jaime Ramon and Ramón Benavides of the WSDA Farmworker Education Team Since 2000, the Farmworker Education Team has provided hands-on training to nearly 20,000 people on everything from worker protection standards to respirator use. "They're not just numbers," said Karen Lewis, WSU Extension specialist. "These are people changing lives." Ofelio Borges Flor Servin Jaime Ramon Ramón Benavides 800.253.4737 • Antigo, WI • • Idaho Falls, ID Pasco, WA Fresno, CA • Volm is an industry leader in flexographic printing, laminating, and converting film into premade pouches. Volm offers many options in size, material, format and features to create a package that is sure to increase the presence of your product on the shelf, including the new Half-N-Half Pouch. ® Call Volm to learn more about our products and how we're bringing fresh produce from packing facility to market shelf. World-Class Packaging... © 2015 Volm Companies, Inc. Half-N-Half Pouch ® ... Automated Solutions Move away from manual pouch filling with the Volmpack Kangaroo Pouch Bagger, available in a single and dual version. Simple to use and compact, the Kangaroo provides high speed bagging and sealing for common pouch style bags. ® Volmpack Kangaroo ® Pouch Bagger COMPANIES - your total solutions partner. 120 N. Naches Avenue | Yakima, WA 98901 | 509.853.3000 1420 Fifth Avenue | Suite 3000 | Seattle, WA 98101 | 206.626.6000 At Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore, we take the time to understand what's important to you. We have decades of experience working with agricultural clients and deep knowledge of the business and legal issues they face. Let's reach your goals together. Realizing Your Vision Estate/Succession Planning George Velikanje Garon Jones Ellen Jackson Business/Real Estate Morrie Shore Dustin Yeager Charissa Johnston Litigation/Employment Brendan Monahan Sarah Wixson Sean Russel Andre Penalver

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