When Lynn Mills moved to the Pacific Northwest to work at WSU IAREC in the 1980s, she thought it might be a brief stop in her career trajectory. As she retires four decades later, Mills is grateful for meaningful learning experiences and a community that feels like family.
From unpredictable weather to pests and diseases, vineyard managers contend with a lot of challenges. Sessions at the recent WineVit conference showed that Washington State University scientists are determined to help Washington’s grape growers be successful and prosperous.
At the annual WineVit conference, WSU Viticulture & Enology Department Founding Chair Jean Dodson Peterson outlined an exciting future, explaining how V&E will support WSU’s larger goals of creating a diverse set of global leaders and applying research to real-world situations.