Stakeholder Advisory Panel

More than 30 independent growers, association directors, and business leaders from across the United States are working in our Stakeholder Advisory Panel. This group reviews project accomplishments, provides feedback on research plans, and guides the execution of objectives.

Member Name, Affiliations, and State

  • David Beck & Jeanne Beck - OR, Crawford Beck Vineyard, LLC (DB & JB); Chair, Oregon Wine Board Research Committee (DB); Treasurer, Oregon Wine Board (DB); Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Oregon Winegrowers Association (DB); Treasurer, Eola-Amity Hills AVA Association (DB); Member, Willamette Valley Technical Group (a committee on viticulture technology) (JB)
  • George Behling - WV, Tree Fruit Grower and Owner Nob Hill Orchards
  • Robert Black - MD, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Catoctin Mt. Orchards Treasurer, Maryland State Horticultural Society
  • Steve Black - MD, Nursery Owner, Raemelton Farm
  • Sam Doane - OR, Production Horticulturist, J.F. Schmidt
  • Michael Rozyne & Sue Futrell - MA, Executive Director, Red Tomato; Marketing Director, Red Tomato
  • Ken Gauen - DE, Lima Bean Processor, Pictsweet
  • Tom Green - WI, President, IPM Institute of North America
  • Tom Haas - PA, Tree Fruit Grower and Owner, Cherry Hill Orchards; Dir. of Field Operations, Cherry Hill Orchards Outlet; Member, SHAP Executive Board
  • Scott Hoffman - PA, Field Representative, Furmano Foods
  • Brad Hollabaugh - PA, Tree Fruit Grower, General Manager and Co-Owner Hollabaugh Bros, Inc.
  • Doug Inkley - MD, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation
  • Gene Klimistra - NC, Independent Consultant, Agricon Consulting
  • Santo John Maccherone - NJ, Fruit Grower, Circle M Fruit Farms Chair, New Jersey Peach Promotion Council
  • Bill Mackintosh - VA, Owner/Operator, Mackintosh Fruit Farm and Mackintosh Fruit Tree Nursery; Fruit Grower Consultant
  • Wayne Marstons - VA, Owner, Adam’s Apple Farm; Crop Consultant for Local Apple Growers
  • Clarissa Mathews - WV, Vegetable and Ornamental Grower, Redbud Organic Farm Professor of Environmental Studies, Shepherd University
  • Nathan Milburn - MD, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Milburn Orchards; Board of Directors, International Fruit Tree Association; Board of Directors, National Berry Crop Initiative; VP, N. American Raspberry and Blackberry Association
  • Guy Moore - MD, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Larriland Farms; President, Maryland Vegetable Growers Association
  • Mark Orr - WV, Fruit, Vegetable and Ornamental Grower; President, Orr’s Farm Market and Orchard
  • Polly Owen - OR, Executive Director, Oregon Hazelnut Commission
  • Tom Peerbolt - OR, Peerbolt Crop Management; Advisory Member, SCRI Project for Integrated Crop Pollination
  • Kay Rentzel - NJ, Managing Director, National Peach Council
  • Jenny Schmidt - MD, Grape Grower and Consultant, Schmidt Vineyard Mgt
  • Michael Seagraves - CA, Entomology Lead, Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates, Inc.
  • Mark Seetin - VA, Director, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, U.S. Apple Association
  • Rob Shenot - PA, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Shenot Farms; Vice President, PA Vegetable Growers Association
  • Lee Showalter - PA, Grower Services and Food Safety Manager, Rice Fruit Co
  • Rebecca (Becky) Sisco - CA, Regional Field Coordinator, Western Region IR-4 Center
  • Chad Vargas - OR, Vineyard Manager and Viticulturist, Adelsheim Vineyards
  • John Wise - MI, Associate Professor, Michigan State University; Research and Extension Coordinator, MSU Trevor Nichols Research Complex