Washington Red Raspberry Commission presents check for endowed chair

Washington State University is proud to celebrate Washington’s red raspberry growers and processors, represented by the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, for their investment of $1.5 million dollars to create the Endowed Chair in Raspberry Industry Development.

Several adults and 3 kids hold an oversized novelty check on the field at WSU Martin Stadium during a break in the football game.
Chad Kruger, WSU President Kirk Schulz, WSU Vice President of Advancement Lisa Calvert, and CAHNRS Dean Wright accept a check from Adam and Julie Enfield, representing the Washington Red Raspberry Commission.

Washington State is responsible for 52 percent of total US red raspberry production. Processing red raspberry into products like individually quick frozen fruits, juices, crumbs, and purees is a particular speciality in our state.

WSU’s new Endowed Chair in Raspberry Industry Development will advance cutting-edge technology and research to benefit Washington’s raspberry industry.

Presenting the gift on behalf of the Washington Red Raspberry Commission are Adam and Julie Enfield, raspberry growers and WSU Alumni from Lynden, Wash. They are joined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, Lisa Calvert, Vice President of Advancement, André-Denis Wright, Dean of CAHNRS, and Chad Kruger, Director of the WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon.