AgWeatherNet Industry Advisory Board

Andrew Nelson,

Andrew Nelson
Farmer & Software Engineer

Nelson Professional Consulting
Andrew Schultz,

Andrew Schultz
Owner/Consultant

Brothers in Farms
Aylin Moreno, I serve as a Horticulturist and Fruit Quality Analyst at McDougall and Sons, Inc. a vertically integrated fresh fruit company based out of Wenatchee, Washington. To my fullest extent, I aid the McDougall team with pre & postharvest forecast modeling, offsite orchard environment monitoring, and field technology. On my own time, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, traveling, exploring new areas, and mixing music. I graduated from Washington State University with multiple plant science degrees with an emphasis in horticulture and statistics.

Aylin Moreno
Horticulturist

McDougall and Sons
Darrin Morrison, Co-owner of Morrison Farms a century old diversified crop farm located in the Skagit Valley growing potatoes, grass seed, grain and vegetable seed. Darrin has served on many local and state boards and is currently serving on the board of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. Weather is the biggest uncertainty we face in farming and so it is important to have tools like the Ag Weather Net to help us make decisions.

Darrin Morrison
Owner/Manager

Morrison Farms
David Haggith,

David Haggith
Owner/Consultant

N3 Consulting
Jason Matson,

Jason Matson
Co-owner

Matson Fruit
Julie Tarara, Julie Tarara is a Viticulturist for Ste Michelle Wine Estates, based in Prosser. Ste Michelle is the largest winery in Washington State. Julie works with growers in Benton, Yakima, Klickitat, Grant, and Walla Walla counties who contract their fruit to Ste Michelle and with one Estate vineyard, covering about 6,000 acres in total. Her role is to act as a liaison between growers and winemakers, to ensure quality control in the grape supply. Prior to joining Ste Michelle in 2015, Julie was a research scientist for the USDA`s Agricultural Research Service in Prosser, working on juice and wine grapes. She holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Kansas State. When not at work, she enjoys hiking and skiing, and playing soccer.

Julie Tarara
Viticulturist

Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Lacey Lybeck,

Lacey Lybeck
Vineyard Manager

Sagemoor Vineyards
Mark Hanrahan,

Mark Hanrahan
Owner/Manager

Hanrahan Orchards
Richard Hoff, Richard is a native of Wisconsin and U.S. Navy veteran. He received his bachelor`s degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and his masterís degree in horticulture from Washington State University. Since then, he has worked as a viticulturist for Ste Michelle Wine Estates and is currently the director of viticulture for Mercer Ranches.

Richard Hoff
Director of Viticulture

Mercer Canyons
Sarah Del Moro, Sarah Del Moro is a crop consultant at Bleyhl Co-op who has worked on a variety of crops throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last 10 years. Her daily role at Bleyhl involves monitoring, sampling, and solutions to different crop production issues. Sarah earned a B.S. in BioResource Research - Plant Pathology and an M.S. in Soil Science from Oregon State University.

Sarah Del Moro
Agronomist

Bleyhl Coop
Suzanne Bishop,

Suzanne Bishop
R&D Manager

Allan Brothers
Tanner Hendricks,

Tanner Hendricks
Technical Field Support

Wilbur-Ellis
Teah Smith, Teah Smith is an Entomologist and Agriculture Consultant for Zirkle Fruit Company. She provides support to the orchard managers and field staff, while training new people in her field and growing in her position.  Teah is a native to Wenatchee and has worked in agriculture for the last twenty-one years, ten years which have been in tree fruit entomology and pathology research.  She earned a B.S. in Marine Biology with a minor in chemistry in 2008 at WWU and a M.S. in Entomology in 2012 at WSU.  Teah joined the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission in 2018, as a Commissioner and chair of the Apple Crop Protection Committee.  Teah is very passionate about her job, entomology, the tree fruit industry and growing people.

Teah Smith
Entomologist/Ag. Consultant

Zirkle Fruit
Troy Kortus,

Troy Kortus
Manager

Maberry Packing
Thanks to board members for their service, experience and expertise. Advisory Board guidance helps AgWeatherNet better serve diverse Washington State regions and agricultural industries.
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