The Pacific Northwest Berry World,
Imagined Differently.

impact

Our Vision

To unite, inform, and empower a world-class Pacific Northwest berry sector.

Our Mission

To promote a viable, science-based, and environmentally responsible Pacific Northwest berry industry through applied research and extension

Our Goals

01

Deliver industry-wide extension.

03

Support individual farmers to use science-based, environmentally sustainable, and Integrated Pest Management practices.

02

Facilitate and conduct research.

04

Support individual farmers and agencies for certification compliance/market access.

Engagement

NBF Forum

The NBF forum was developed to open discussion about topics faced in the berry industry, and to open a platform of communication to growers and researchers across the Pacific Northwest. 

Values that lead us

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Scientific Research

With a strong emphasis on collaborating with a broad range of Pacific Northwest stakeholders, on-farm research has been one of the main focuses for NBF. Partnering with growers for applied research is an important part of any NBA initiative.

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On-farm Trials

To encourage connection between developed plant material, grower use and adoption, NBF has been involved in new berry selection trials at the farm level. This is an ongoing, multi-year process that involves the transfer of material from the breeder, to the nursery, and finally to the growers before evaluations can be made.

02

Grower Resources

Each farm is unique, and so are their needs. NBF recognizes that the resources we provide have to be just as diverse. We strive to connect growers with accessible content that can be applied to their unique farm situation, no matter what they grow or how many acres they manage.

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Industry Engagement

Connecting growers, researchers, and other industry members with the transfer of timely information is an important source of support which NBF is dedicated to. We distribute the most up to date regional reports submitted by growers across the PNW, coordinate regional industry meetings, and encourage engagement through our upcoming NBF forum

Our team & Partners

Our Team of Big Thinkers

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Julie Pond

Executive Director

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Elisa Ford

Director of Communications & Development

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Jason Myer

Field & Research Director

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Elisa Lockhart

Organization & Operations Manager

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Abby C Gearing

Creative Projects & Marketing Director

Our Board of Directors

Eric Gerbrandt

Board President

Tom Walters

Board Treasurer/ Secretary

Carolyn Teasdale

Berry Industry Specialist, BC Provincial Government

Noel Sakuma

Oregon Berry Packing Co.

Dan Ambrosi

Fall Creek Nursery

Micah Weiss

Fall Creek Nursery

Randy Honcoop

Matt Unger

Board Vice President

Navtej Bains

Westberry Farms

Paul Sidhu

NBF in review

2018 Year in Review

See our research projects in Action

View some of our most recent research projects below collaborating with the USDA-ARS, Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, and so much more.

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Contact Us

Have a question about partnering with us, being part of the forum, or advertising with us? We would love to hear from you!
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