agriculter and wine facultry
Vineyard and Winery Technology Teaching Staff

Trent Ball

Trent Ball

Agriculture Department Chair & Instructor

MA in Agribusiness at Washington State University;​ BS in Food Science at University of Idaho

Instructs

Intro to Ag, Intro to WA Wines, Current Ag Issues & Trends, Farm Mgmt., Winery Mgmt., Essentials of Wine Making, Winery Operations and Wine Sensory

email

(509) 882-7007

Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones

Vineyard and Winery Technology Grant Director & Instructor

MS in Soil Science at Washington State University; BS in Horticulture with an emphasis in Viticulture & Enology at Washington State University

Instructs

General Viticulture, Summer Viticulture, Vineyard Management, Terroir and Integrated Pest Management

email

 

(509) 882-7011

Dr. Stephen Kenny

Dr. Stephen Kenny

Instructor

PhD in Agronomy at Colorado State University; MS in Genetics at North Carolina State; BS in Biology at Frostburg State University

Instructs

Plant Science, Biology and Chemistry

Work Experience

WSU Irrigated Agriculture and Extension Center 25 years in hop agronomy, genetics, variety development and chemistry, Yakima Valley Community College Adjunct Faculty 15 years; Full time 5 years.

email

(509) 882-7066
Marc Seymour

Marc Seymour

Instructor

Degree in Anthropology at Central Washington University

Instructs

Safety & Labor Management

Work Experience

WSU Prosser 26 years experience with WSU and USDA-ARS. Since 2001 manages a research farm for the ARS in Patterson, WA

email

(509) 786-9368

Dr. Joan Davenport

Dr. Joan Davenport

Instructor

 Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry at University of Guelph, Canada; M.S. in Soil Management at Iowa State University; B.S. in Plant Science at Rutgers the State University of NJ

Instructs

Soils, Sustainability

Work Experience

Professor/Soil Scientist at WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center

email

(509) 786-9307
Kerry Norton

Kerry Norton

Instructor

BS General Science Oregon State University 1974
BS Food Science Oregon State University 1980
MS Food Science Oregon State University 1987

Instructs

Essentials of Winemaking

Work Experience

I have worked as a winemaker in Oregon and Washington for 25 years, currently for The Hogue Cellars as white winemaker.

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Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Instructor

Graduate work in Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis BA in Biology at Western Washington University

Instructs

Essentials of Wine making and Advanced Wine making Work

Experience

Professional winemaker for 39 years

email

(509)786-2163
Carol Schneider

Carol Schneider

Instructor

BS, MBA, University of Rhode Island

Instructs

Wine Marketing

Work Experience

Business Industry Experience in Power Transmission Manufacturing and Sales; Computer Sales; Small Business Development. College/University.

Northeastern University, Boston; Everett Community College; Skagit Valley College; Central Washington University; Heritage University; and Yakima Valley Community College.

email

(509) 574-4904

Mike Wallace

Betsy McCann

Instructor

M.S. Food Science (Enology concentration) - Washington State University
B.S. Food Science – University of Wyoming
Other undergraduate work in Food Technology and Enology at Ohio State University

Instructs

Winery Compliance, Winemaking, Advanced Winemaking, Essentials of Winemaking, Biology for Non-majors

Experience

14 years experience in production winemaking in the Yakima Valley and Mattawa areas. 14 years experience in nonprofit development, grant writing, fundraising and management; currently working with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra

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