Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Project Oversight

There are two major groups that provide oversite of this project: an Executive Committee made up of key industry leaders to perform administrative oversite and ensure that project goals are met; and an Advisory Committee composed of a diverse groups of individuals representing agricultural, environmental and farm worker interests to provide input and shape the direction of this project. The Project Staff perform under direct supervision of the executive committee and act on recommendations from the advisory committee. Members of each of these bodies are listed below.

Executive Committee

Dr. Jay Brunner, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center,
1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801; Office: 509-663-8181 x238; Email: jfb@wsu.edu

Bruce Grim, Executive Director, Washington State Horticultural Association,
PO Box 136, Wenatchee, WA 98807-0136; Office: 509-665-9641; E-mail: bruce@wahort.org

Dr. Jim McFerson, Manager, Wash. Tree Fruit Research Commission,
1719 Springwater Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801; Office: 509-665-8271 x1; Email: mcferson@treefruitresearch.com

Dr. Marcy Ostrom, Director, WSU Small Farms Program, CAHNRS,
1100 N Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801; Office: 509-663-8181 x263; Email: mrostrom@wsu.edu

Karen Lewis, Washington State University Extension,
PO Box 37-Courthouse, Ephrata, WA 98823; Office: 509-754-2011 ext 411; Email: kmlewis@wsu.edu

Advisory Committee

Jim Cowin Yakima POM Club Ofelio Borges WSDA
Orlin Knutson Alamo Organic Nick Stephens Columbia IPM
Byron McDougall McDougall & Sons Frank Alvarez Dovex
Steve Zediker WA Hort. Assoc. Edilberto Garcia
Sagemoor Farms
Kevin Knight Growers Clearinghouse Jose Ramirez
Stein Manzana
Keith Mathews Yakima Valley Growers & Shippers Alberto Roman
Larson Fruit
Charlie Pomianek Wenatchee Valley Traffic Ellen Gray
WA Sustn. Food & Farming
Rich Fenske UW Occupational Health Dennis Nicholson
Nicholson's Orchards
Leo Garcia Wenatchee Valley College Lisa Pelly
WA Rivers Conservancy
Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel WSU Extension Travis Schoenwald
Gebbers Farms
Dave Gleason Yakim POM Club Sandy Halstead
EPA Region 10
Doug Walsh WSU IPM Coordinator Cynthia Lopez
WSDH
Lee Gale NCW Fieldmen Mike Willett Northwest Hort. Council
Greg Picklel Wilbur-Ellis Co. Aaron Avila GS Long Co.
Helen Murphy UW Occupational Health Mary Jo Ybarra-Vega Quincy Community Health Center

 

Project Staff

Project Manager: Keith Granger, WSU-TFREC; Email: Keith_Granger@wsu.edu
Assessment Specialist: Nadine Lehrer, PhD, WSU-TFREC; Email: nlehrer@wsu.edu
DAS Project Manager & Educator: Ute Chambers, PhD, WSU-TFREC; Email: uchambers@wsu.edu
Regional Coordinator: Nick Stephens, Columbia IPM; Email: nstephens@wmorchards.com
Web & Communications Coordinator: Wendy Jones, MS, WSU-TFREC; Email: wendyej@wsu.edu

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