Young Grower Articles on Leadership Experiences

Members tell about their experiences in leadership positions and in representing their industry.

This year proved to be successful for sixteen young members of the apple industry who participated in this year’s US Apple Association’s Capitol Hill week. The opportunity known as US Apple’s Young Apple Leader program was well attended with young members of the industry from Washington, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.

Penn State Extension summer intern and Young Grower Alliance member, Nettie Baugher, has spent the summer working with the Philadelphia Orchard Project, a local non-profit. Coming from a rural fruit farm and nursery in south-central Pennsylvania, this summer has been a change in perspective and a valuable learning experience for her.

This marked the sixth year for the US Apple Association’s “Young Apple Leader” Program (YAL), and once again, it was a success.

Eight Young PA Growers Attend the International Fruit Tree Association Convention in Nova Scotia.

by Valerie Ramsburg, Young Growers Alliance

Young apple growers prepare for leadership roles