Employment Opportunities

AgWeatherNet Program Internships2023-03-15T15:36:38-07:00

Paid Internships available through the AgWeatherNet program.

Mt. Vernon (1 position)
Prosser (1 position)

AgWeatherNet (AWN) is hiring up to 2 PAID INTERNS FOR 2023. The interns will work directly with field team members in the following tasks: maintaining weather station equipment; configuring and installing new stations, sensors, and related equipment; ensuring sensors are calibrated; implementing, improving,

interpreting data quality assurance algorithms; and user experience enhancements in web services. Additionally, the interns will work with researchers on data analysis projects that advance network performance and capabilities.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in atmospheric sciences, environmental studies, engineering, agriculture, software engineering, data analytics, or a related discipline and be interested in working outdoors and collecting meteorological observations. Strong communication and teamwork skills are required to constructively engage with researchers and staff.

Schedule: 20-40 hours/week; Pay rate: $19/hour; overnight travel will be required

About AgWeatherNet: We maintain the state network of automated weather stations and an online platform ( for dissemination of weather data and weather-related real-time decision support tools on behalf of the public of Washington State.

To apply, send the following to

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume (with personal references, include email and phone number)

Application deadline is March 31, 2023

WTFRC Internship2023-03-15T15:35:03-07:00

At WTFRC, our mission is to help find science-based solutions for the numerous challenges that face Washington apple, cherry, pear, and stone fruit growers and packers. We seek to provide a dynamic interface between academia and industry and to foster communication and interactions that benefit both communities. To support research and extension efforts and Washington tree fruit sustainability, we collect and expend approximately $4.5 million annually from our growers’ assessments.

One of our key functions is to engage with industry to determine research priorities based on stakeholder needs. In addition, I am personally highly dedicated to connecting with the next generation of industry professionals, both as a mentor and as an industry leader. As such I have hosted more than 100 interns in the past decade.

Under supervision, interns will perform the following general tasks:

Layout, data collection, trial harvest, fruit quality analysis, and data summary in applied horticultural field experiments including crop load management, management of postharvest disorders, testing of new laboratory equipment, evaluation of storage performance of new apple cultivars, and food safety.

During the employment with us, interns will acquire the following skills:

  • plan, set up, maintain, and summarize research projects
  • choosing appropriate statistical designs
  • supervised management of trial sites

Interns are part of a team, managing day to day operations of over 50 WTFRC trials. They need to work in a precise manner and must be dependable.

WTFRC offers many opportunities to further horticultural knowledge and helps interns to attend educational events such as the Annual Washington State Horticultural Association Meeting, WTFRC Research Reviews, and Washington State University grower meetings.

Contact Dr. Ines Hanrahan for more information (

Orchard Internship2023-03-15T15:32:47-07:00

Contact Dr. Ines Hanrahan ( )

General Overview of Business

A 250 acre diversified farming operation in the Yakima Valley with leased and owned

Properties. All fruit is sold thru commissioned marketers.

Specific Objectives of the Training

By the time the trainee leaves the placement he/she will have developed his/her intrinsic understanding of all aspects of winter activities carried out in the fruit production profession.

Skills to be Acquired by the Trainee:

Trainees will enhance and/or acquire the following skills:

  1. Acquire special skills in training and management high density cherry trees (22+varieties, several modern training systems including UFO)
  2. Learn pruning strategies for pear, apple and grape orchards
  3. Become familiar with apple storage facilities
  4. Assist in equipment maintenance (incl. labor mgt. software)
Two Mountain Winery Full-time Cellar Position2023-03-15T09:29:30-07:00

$16- $18/ hour


  • 10 days PTO grant plus sick time accrual
  • Retirement matching
  • Kicking it with the best team in the biz

Job Description:

Two Mountain Winery is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard located in the heart of the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. We have been operating as winegrowers for over two decades, taking care to always remember our roots but continuing to look to the future in every grape we grow and each wine we produce.

We are searching for a motivated, hardworking, and curious personality with a growth-mindset to join our production team and become part of the Two Mountain family.

For this role, individuals should have a great work ethic, a passion to learn, and a good head on their shoulders. Although it is preferred to have experience in the wine industry, it’s not a hard requirement.

Instead, we are searching for someone who has the drive to continue to develop their skillset and comes with a curiosity to always be willing to ask questions, who stays focused and efficient under minimal supervision, and who can operate with the understanding of not only the “how”, but also the “why” behind our goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As a member of the production team, candidates will be required to effectively perform the various functions of an operating wine cellar to uphold the quality and integrity of the brand. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Racking
  • Transfers
  • Blending
  • Cleaning and sanitization of all wine equipment
  • Filtering
  • Bottling
  • Operating under harvest hours during the crush season


  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Years of Experience: 3 or more years’ previous cellar experience (preferred)
  • Must be able to accurately carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be responsible and work well with others.
  • Must be respectful towards other team members and customers.
  • Ability to operate various pieces of equipment including a pallet jack and forklift.
  • Must be able to walk, stoop and bend repeatedly.
  • Must be able to perform regular strenuous physical work.
  • Must be able to work on ladders.
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including long hours, overtime, and various shifts during harvest.

Success Factors and Other Competencies:

  • Having a growth-mindset
  • A passion for wines and the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle
  • Willingness to ask questions and desire to always learn
  • Creative thinking
  • Flexibility in daily operations
  • Ability to operate a forklift (preferred)
  • Ability to take ownership of responsibilities
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically and prioritize tasks on a daily, weekly, and monthly timeframe
  • Works well with others in a busy environment
  • Maintain composure under stressful, high-pressure conditions
  • Be able to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback

Please send resumes to

Cellar Hand – Gilbert Cellars2023-02-22T12:30:34-08:00

Gilbert Cellars is a small, family-owned winery located just outside Yakima, Washington. Using primarily estate grown fruit, we focus on making wines that showcase the high potential of the Yakima Valley.

We are looking to expand our production team by bringing on a full-time cellar hand. This position offers the opportunity to become an integral part of the winery at every phase of the process. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and eager to learn. This position would also involve working shifts in the tasting room during non-harvest periods of the year.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate cellar equipment including but not limited to pumps, presses, crusher/de-stemmer, grape elevator, auger, plate and frame filters, and bottling line.
  • Collaborate with the winemaker in planning and scheduling all cellar activities
  • Moving, racking, and blending wine
  • Calculating and administering additions
  • Topping barrels
  • Monthly inventory of cased goods and bulk wine
  • Sanitation and cleanliness of the winery and barrel room
  • Maintaining a log of all wine activities
  • Collect and run analysis on vineyard samples
  • Work shifts in the tasting room
  • Participate in events at the winery and elsewhere
  • Event set-up and tear-down

Skills & Requirements:

  • Previous wine cellar or beverage experience
  • Ability to work consecutive days with long hours during harvest
  • Ability to accurately calculate figures
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Possess a solid knowledge of wine, grape growing, and winemaking processes
  • Familiarity with the use of winemaking equipment
  • Must be able to operate a forklift
  • Must be able to operate work truck
  • Must be able to move up to
  • Work in high places


  • Health insurance + dental, vision
  • Two weeks paid time off
  • Tips for tasting room shifts

To Apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

Two Mountain Viticulture Internship2023-02-17T14:45:26-08:00

Are you hardworking, detail-oriented, and moderately fun to be around? We are looking to hire a viticulture intern who has an eagerness to learn about viticulture and sustainable farming techniques for our 2023 growing season.

The internship will start in May and end in August, just before harvest (flexible with school schedule). Primary responsibilities will include shoot elongation measurements, cluster counts and cluster weights, as well as learning how to scout for prominent grapevine pests and diseases. You’ll work alongside the viticulturist and vineyard manager as you develop your skills and support the vineyard team.

You will also get experience in shoot, leaf and crop thinning over the course of the summer and will have the opportunity to attend Michelle Moyer’s Intern Bootcamp.

Intern duties:

  • Shoot elongation measurements
  • Node counts
  • Yield estimation: cluster counts and cluster weights
  • Scouting for vineyard pests and diseases
  • Vine phenology tracking
  • Shoot, leaf, and cluster thinning
  • Assist with vineyard research projects
  • Learn to safely operate an ATV and other farm equipment
  • Work outside for extended periods of time to complete vineyard tasks
  • Other vineyard work as necessary

About Two Mountain Winery:

We are a fourth generation farming family who added winegrowing and winemaking to our farming portfolio back in 2002. In addition to farming our own vineyards for our estate winery, we also grow and manage 390 acres across the Yakima Valley. A few years ago, we started our journey toward becoming certified-sustainable and became Washington State’s first certified vineyard through Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing.  Last year we became certified sustainable through the new Sustainable WA program.  We love educating the next generation of wine people and know that the future of our industry is dependent on the opportunities we can provide to it.

Wage Range: $16-$18 per hour

Please email resumes to

Assistant Manager – Milbrandt Vineyards2023-02-17T10:43:06-08:00


POSITION: Assistant Tasting Room Manager REPORTS TO: Tasting Room Manager
FLSA: Hourly, Non-Exempt (Full-time) DEPARTMENT: DTC


The purpose of this job description is to provide a guide by which you and the management at Milbrandt Family Vineyards may measure your progress and ability to meet our commitments.

The following should be considered an outline of your responsibilities and duties as an employee of Milbrandt Family Vineyards not a detailed description of how all tasks should be completed.


The Assistant Tasting Room Manager will be responsible for providing organized leadership and support to the Tasting Room Manager to implement sales strategies and help manage day-to-day tasting operations in Milbrandt Vineyards and Ryan Patrick Wines at a specific location.  This position requires working closely with the Tasting Room Managers to ensure quality support and excellent customer service and work with and direct Sales Associates to drive sales and wine club sign ups.


  • Assist and mentor staff to meet tasting room sales and wine club goals.
  • Provide leadership and direction while on the tasting room floor and to the team.
  • Must maintain a polished and professional appearance.
  • Maintain accurate daily and weekly inventory counts.
  • Execute daily sales reports.
  • Count, track and report inventory on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Train new staff members on company policy and brand standards.
  • Lead the sales team in exceptional guest experiences and customer service.
  • Manage local wine club communications and activities.
  • Plan and execute special events.
  • Obtain content for social media on a daily basis.
  • Assists marketing department with geo marketing.
  • Telemarketing and Concierge campaign calls.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of guest information.
  • Greets all visitors to the tasting room, pours wines for flights, discusses wine club memberships and responds to guest questions as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of guest information.
  • While responsible for wine club sign-ups when on the floor, this role also helps motivate the full wine ambassador team to meet wine club sign-up goals.
  • Run End Of Day sales reports.
  • Cover vacation or sick leave for the Tasting Room Manager.
  • Assist manager and regional manager with planning local events.
  • Communicate to Tasting Room Manager on a regular basis on any performance, attendance, unprofessional behavior from employees. This includes proactive seeking guidance and problem-solving to resolve issues.
  • Maintain weekly/monthly reporting.
  • Establish a good working relationship with other team members.
  • Foster positive communications and relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and developments.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Three (3) + years of leadership experience in sales and customer service.
  • One (1)+ years’ experience in telemarketing desired.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a supervisory role in the wine industry is highly preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of wines and wine production.
  • Proven track record to lead and motivate a team of part-time staff members and seasonal staff.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and active listening skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to shift working between teams and autonomously with the ability to multitask, manage time, and stay organized in either environment.
  • Ability to think critically to discover and solve complex problems and document progress/resolutions.
  • Familiarity with Apple products (preferred).
  • Maintain a positive attitude and have the ability to handle change with professionalism, authenticity, and professionalism.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality such as proprietary and personal information.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and public holidays.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and maintain required auto insurance.


  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Repeated lifting up to 20 lbs. for moving wine and related items.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to shift between standing and walking with being able to work at computer or desk area for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle, reach with hands and arms, bend, squat, climb, push, stoop and crouch.
  • Position requires ability to see items, talk, and hear on a consistent basis.
  • Must be able to use a computer, laptop, smart phone, and other office related technology and products.
  • Ability to travel to events, locations, and venues as requested or required.

Employees of Milbrandt Family Vineyards are expected to maintain a professional image and attitude consistent with Company vision, mission and objectives.  Employment with Milbrandt Family Vineyards will be in accordance with our “At-Will” policy.  This means that just as you may leave your position with the Company at any time the Company may terminate your employment at any time.

This job description should not be considered all-inclusive. The employee understands that the job description is neither complete nor permanent and that it may be modified at any time.  This job description does not create a contract of employment it is simply an outline of expected duties for the position.


Tasting Room Sales Associate – Whitman Hill2023-02-15T11:51:24-08:00

About us
Whitman Hill Winery’s mission is to create highly sought-after wines from our estate grown vineyards that offer a luxurious everyday experience to share with family and friends.  We are dedicated to fostering indelible memories to be cherished by creating distinctive experiences through savoring our wine amidst the picturesque views of the Yakima Valley region. Our newly renovated “Garage” tasting room, welcomes guests year-round.

About the role
We are seeking an experienced and energetic Tasting Room Salesperson to join our wine experience team. This is a year-round, full-time position. Availability to work weekends are required and flexibility with days worked.

Major responsibilities

  • Build, enhance and maintain long-term customer relationships.
  • Provide the first line of information to the customer by greeting, directing and answering questions regarding our wines, merchandise, history and facilities.
  • Host retail wine tastings that convey Whitman Hill Winery’s brand image and lead to sales transactions and brand loyalty.
  • Offer wine club program and encourage sign-ups in a captivating manner as to increase sales and build customer loyalty.
  • Educate the guests about the wines, wine making techniques and winery information and history.
  • Complete transactions accurately on point of sales system, including shipping orders, wine club and cash transactions. Stock and display merchandise.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with the manager as well as the winery principals.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the winery’s policies and applicable laws and address visitor complaints and resolve problems when needed.
  • Meet/exceed monthly sales goals.
  • Stock, organize and keep clean the employee’s working environment.
  • Other duties as required.

About you

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Exemplary customer service skills required.
  • One to two plus years of sales experience in a tasting room, restaurant or retail sales environment.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to relay their knowledge of wines and wine production.
  • Dynamic communication skills & positive attitude.
  • Ability to offer product for purchase and maximize sales with other options for purchase.
  • Ability to learn and execute point of sale computer software procedures.
  • Must have a clean professional appearance and excel in intercommunications and interactions.
  • Ability to start a project and carry through to successful implementation
  • Knowledge of the wine industry
  • This position must work weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), some holidays and evenings
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. (a case of wine)

What’s in it for you
The opportunity to build a career, be bold and make an impact in the world of wine

We bring our whole selves, we’re courageous and we deliver together – that’s our DNA. We’re passionate about continuing to grow our brand, enjoy working together, like to have fun and keep things down-to-earth. We’re brave enough and care enough to have the right conversations to get the best outcome and are famous for our can-do attitude. We see challenges as opportunities and move with pace to achieve our goals.

If you’re ready to help us become an admired premium wine company, please apply now!

Inclusion, Equity and Diversity
Whitman Hill Winery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or on the basis of disability.

Pay Transparency Disclosure
The base pay range offered for this position is $17-$21 per hour with opportunities to earn wine club sign-up bonuses.  These figures represent what we reasonably expect to pay for this position, but the actual compensation offered will depend upon numerous job-related factors, including but not limited to candidate qualifications, skills, experience, education, location, and alignment with market data.

To apply please email

Tasting Room Associate – Two Mountain Winery2023-02-15T11:45:18-08:00

Job Description

Small family-owned winery in search of a few awesome part-time people to add to our tasting room staff…i.e., our family! We are looking for people who are awesome, fun, engaging, outgoing, and eager to educate our tasting room guests and club members about our estate winery and vineyards. Wine knowledge is a plus but a willingness to learn, have fun, and get more awesome is required! As is the nature of wine-tasting, this gig involves part-time weekends and the occasional evening. It’s worth it, we promise!


  • Be an awesome human
  • Ensure our guests and club members have the best tasting room experience ever
  • Communicate our story and educate customers about our estate wines
  • Drive wine sales and promote our wine club
  • Help organize and work special events (may require some schedule flexibility)
  • Stock merchandise and supplies as needed
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Assist Tasting Room Manager with various projects as needed

Working Conditions

Two Mountain Winery is a working winery meaning our tasting room is adjacent to our production facility and vineyards. You may occasionally have to look out for forklifts and other equipment as well as the wine-covered cellar crew. We have anywhere from 1-3 friendly winery dogs on premise at any time that are not your responsibility, but who may try to weasel their way into your heart. We offer seated tastings both indoors and outside in the warmer weather.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be 21
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a Class 12 MAST permit
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a food handler permit
  • Be excellent at multitasking…aka herding cats (and actual dogs) on busy tasting room days
  • Hold high quality standards for hospitality and service
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Able to stand for long periods
  • Work with a sense of urgency
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Team player
  • Self-starter with a great attitude


  • Base hourly rate of $16/hr + tips and incentives
  • Generous wine discount
  • Bragging rights of working for the first certified-sustainable vineyard in the state
  • All the dog love you can handle

Job Type: Part-time weekends

Please send resumés to


Viticulture Internship-Winemakers LLC2023-02-15T11:35:35-08:00

Alder Ridge Vineyard, Alderdale, WA
Phil Church Vineyard, Sunnyside, WA
Pay Scale: 17.00 per hour
Open until filled

Company Description
Winemakers LLC is seeking a motivated candidate with an interest in viticulture to work with us this summer. We own both vineyard and winemaking operations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This internship will be based at our two vineyards in Washington state in the Prosser area.
Our largest vineyard in Washington, Alder Ridge is located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA along the Columbia River with an impressive view towards the gorge and Mt Hood. Phil Church Vineyard is in the Yakima Valley AVA between the towns of Grandview and Sunnyside. We farm around 1500 acres and 24 cultivars of premium wine grapes between these two sites. We also grow cherries at our Sunnyside farm. We sell our grapes to both large and small producers throughout the Northwest that include well known and respected wineries in Walla Walla, Idaho, the Puget Sound, the Tri Cities area, and the Willamette Valley.

Job Description
As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with and gain experience in both large and small production vineyard blocks and a wide variety of grape cultivars. Our duties will include the identification of insect pests, biotic and abiotic diseases, nutrient deficiencies, fungal infections, and whatever else nature throws at us that can affect plant health. We will also perform tasks related to yield estimation such as cluster counts and weights. This position is a normal 40-hour Monday-Friday work week.

Most of our time will be spent at Alder Ridge Vineyard with a day or two per week at Phil Church Vineyard. We require our interns to start in mid-May and work until Mid-August. We are flexible with class schedules and are willing to work around them. There is the potential to stay on through harvest if we need extra help and scheduling permits. This normally runs until the end of October. We intend this to be an opportunity for our interns to learn and gain experience in their field of study. Although prior experience is helpful, above all, we’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Job Requirements and Goals

  •  Be enrolled in or be a recent graduate of a viticulture and/or enology program or a similar area of study (agriculture, plant science, etc.).
  • Possess an interest in the farming side of the wine industry.
  • Be able to or learn how to safely ride an ATV over rough terrain.
  • Learn how to and work safely with and around farm equipment, pesticides, and inclement weather.
Harvest Lab Intern – Custom Crush Winery2023-02-10T13:25:07-08:00

Artifex Wine Co, the leading custom crush winery in the Walla Walla Valley, is seeking Lab Interns to join our 2023 Harvest Team. A lab internship at Artifex exposes you to some of Washington’s best winemakers and their decision-making process.

In the Artifex lab, you will have practical training on lab protocols, analysis techniques, and perform additions based on our client winemakers’ preferences. A high level of concentration is expected in our fast-paced winery, as your work will integrate with cellar activity and have a direct impact on production.

We are looking for motivated, passionate team players who are excited to fully immerse themselves in harvest.

Job Duties

  • Learn and follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Tank and barrel samplings
  • Brix readings
  • Yeast inoculations
  • Nutrient additions
  • Chemical analysis
  • Maintain a clean, organized environment in the lab

Job Qualifications

  • Support a healthy and inclusive work environment
  • Enology education or lab/science background is preferred
  • Work safely and comply with OSHA and WISHA procedures
  • Work and stand for long hours
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

Full-time availability required from early September to early November, 2023. ** Job duration is dependent on vintage. **


$16-$18 per hour, commensurate with experience

To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to

Other harvest positions are also available. Inquire within. Learn more at

Harvest Cellar Intern – Custom Crush Winery2023-02-10T13:25:52-08:00

Artifex Wine Co. invites enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who want to fully immerse themselves in harvest to join our 2023 Harvest team as a Cellar Intern.

At Artifex, the leading custom crush winery in the Walla Walla Valley, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional grape to bottle service for some of Washington’s best winemakers. Because of our diverse range of client wineries, a cellar internship here will immerse you in a myriad of approaches to wine production ranging from boutique winemaking practices to large-scale production.

If you are someone who thrives on intensity, loves weird inside jokes and wants to jump head first into the world of wine, look no further. Artifex has it all!

Job Duties

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocol
  • Maintain our sanitation standards for tanks, vessels, equipment and facility
  • Press Operations
  • Crush pad operations
  • Barrel work
  • Detailed wine movements

Job Qualifications

  • Support a healthy and inclusive work environment
  • Work long hours on your feet in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate forethought and work efficiently
  • Previous cellar experience or education in Enology preferred but not necessary
  • Previous forklift experience preferred but not necessary
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs

Full-time availability required from early September to early November, 2023. ** Job duration is dependent on vintage. **

Pay: $16-$18 per hour, commensurate with experience

To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to

Other harvest positions are also available. Inquire within. Learn more at

Pollination Data internship2023-02-08T10:23:36-08:00

About Beeflow

Beeflow is a biotech startup company that leverages scientific knowledge and technology to improve the impact of ecosystem services in agriculture. Beeflow creates and manages pollination programs for farmers which increase crop yields by up to 60%. The company combines scientific knowledge of crop pollination, bee biology & behavior and chemical ecology with proprietary technologies including molecules that help train bees to pollinate specific crops and a plant-based bee diet that enhances bees’ immune system. This novel approach to pollination management allows growers to produce more with less.

Based in California and with operations across the US West Coast, Mexico, Peru and Argentina, Beeflow closed an $8.3M Series A in May 2021 with Ospraie Ag Sciences, Future Ventures, Vectr Ventures, Jeff Wilke (former CEO of Worldwide Consumer at Amazon), SOSV and others. Beeflow’s team of experts includes biologists, ecologists, entomologists, agronomists, and entrepreneurs. For more information about Beeflow, please visit

About the Role

We are looking for agronomists, biologists or related professionals to temporarily join our operations team providing monitoring services in blueberries production in the region of Oregon.

Main tasks

  • Assist with field trial set-up
  • Monitor crop phenology
  • Monitor crop pollination
  • Basic beekeeping tasks
  • Data collection during the harvest.

Type of Contract

Seasonal contract from April till end of May (+/- 1 week)


  • Resident of Oregon, with eligibility to work in that country.
  • Experience working in the field
  • Availability full-time to work during the months of April and May
  • Driver’s license up to date
  • Basic computer skills
  • Comfortable working around active beehives
  • Previous knowledge of beekeeping or experience working in the field is an asset but not required.
  • Ability to communicate in spanish is an asset but not required


  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to learn about blueberries production, pollination and bee biology.
Bale Breaker Packaging Technician2023-02-07T11:48:23-08:00

Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013 and has grown to become one of the largest independent craft breweries in Washington. With a 30-barrel brewhouse and a 27,000 square foot facility, we craft seven year-round canned beers, including the widely celebrated Topcutter IPA. We also have a 5-barrel pilot brewhouse, the Imagination Station, where we test and develop new recipes. We currently have two taprooms, one in Yakima and another in Seattle’s Ballard Brewing District, and we distribute in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.


We are currently seeking a hard-working and passionate individual to join our team as a full-time seasonal PACKAGING TECHNICIAN. This person will serve as a key member in the beer production department helping to operate and maintain equipment needed to condition and package beer, monitor fermentations, fill distributor orders, and spend one day per week delivering beer to local accounts. This full-time, hourly position will start in Spring 2023 with guaranteed employment through October and is based out of Yakima, WA.


  • Prepares beer for packaging, packages beer, organizes and records packaged product
  • Operates equipment needed for the following activities: product packaging, product transferring, vessel CIP (clean in place), warehouse organization, and order filling
  • Assists in general sanitation of all beer contact surfaces and equipment
  • Transfers beer between vessels, assembles and dismantles hard and soft piping pathways
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and cleaning on equipment and infrastructure
  • Works with rest of packaging team to fill orders and complete daily duties in a timely fashion
  • Abides by workplace safety regulations while upholding quality standards
  • Delivers beer to local accounts one day per week


  •  Industrial cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, including strong acids and bases
  • Works on the canning line and kegging line
  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment
  • Sit-down and standup forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks
  • Operates 16’ refrigerated delivery truck


  •  Positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic outlook and attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated personality
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining quality and safety standards
  • Strong attention to detail and hygiene
  • Ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously
  •  Effective time management skills
  •  Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  •  Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery
  •  Willingness to work a flexible schedule (general schedule of Monday-Friday)
  •  Ability to understand written and spoken English


  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 160 lbs
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus on small moving objects
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record


  • The work environment is usually that of a brewery
  •  The employee regularly works with hazardous chemicals
  •  The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment
  •  The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam
  •  The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS (benefits available after 60-90 day intro period)

  • Full-time, hourly position at $16-18/hour (DOE) + $5/hour delivery shift differential
  •  Medical, dental, and vision coverage (100% employer contribution)
  •  401k retirement plan (with 4% company match)
  •  Company-sponsored life insurance policy
  •  Paid holidays
  •  Beer and merch perks

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Packaging Technician”. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24, 2023


Bale Breaker Brewing Company strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Ciel Du Cheval – Viticulare Intern Summer 20232023-02-03T14:05:44-08:00

Who we are:

We are a 120-acre family-owned producer of ultra-premium wine grapes, producing 14 red varieties and 4 white varieties in the Red Mountain AVA, Benton City, WA.

Ciel Du Cheval was originally planted in 1975, the most recent block was planted in the spring of 2021. Ciel Du Cheval has a heavy focus on education, innovation, and adapting technology within the vineyard to the quality of our fruit and provide sustainable opportunities for the farm, and its employees.

This  continually seek ways to improve internship will be for the 2023 growing season. Vineyard duties may include the following.

What you will do:

  • Assist in current on-farm research projects
  • Accurately collect field data, including vine counts, cluster counts & weights
  • Scout for pest & disease utilizing IPM principals
  • Collection of soil, leaf samples
  • Utilize technology to collect, maintain and analyze data
  • Input data using Excel, Word & Access
  • Collection of berry samples to monitor maturity
  • Learn basic operation and maintenance for all telemetry-based equipment including automated valve control, soil moisture probes, on-site weather systems
  • Irrigation system maintenance, scheduling, and water application principals
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  •  High School diploma
  • Must be available for the entire duration of the internship program
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs. when necessary
  •  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
  • Ability to work on one’s feet for eight hours a day five days a week occasionally in adverse weather conditions such as rain, cold/heat, and wind
  • Must be able to work additional hours (over forty) during the busy parts of the growing season
  • Required to be 18 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university working toward a V&E or agriculture-related degree

We are seeking someone who is self-motivated has a positive attitude and a great work ethic. As well as someone who can work efficiently by themselves, or as part of a team.

Start Date: Flexible
Compensation range: $18.00-$21.00 per hour
Please Contact: Kade Casciato | | 541-429-2211

Summer Research Assistant2023-02-01T15:26:20-08:00

This position will support the USDA-ARS Hop Breeding Lab stationed at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (WSU-IAREC) in Prosser, WA. This a primarily field-based position in which the research assistant(s) will perform routine tasks in support of hop breeding research.

The research assistant(s) will be required to work 20-40 hours a week (Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend work). Pay is $16-18/hour, depending on experience. Four positions are available from May 1st—November.

There is some flexibility with start and end date but preference will be given to applicants with extended availability. Dormitory housing is available at IAREC for a fee.


  • Maintain hop research trials, involving planting and weeding plots in the field
  • Work on trimming, stringing, training, and watering plants in the field and greenhouse
  • Participate in breeding activities, including preparing plants for crossing and pollination
  • Assist with data collection
  • Maintain a clean, safe working environment
  • Prepare for and assist with hop harvest
  • Help with other tasks, as needed


  • Must pay attention to detail and be able to follow instructions
  • Ability to work well both alone and with a small team of people
  • Willingness to work outside in hot, dry conditions
  •  Must have the physical ability to perform the duties of the position, including the abilities to: lift 50 lbs, walk on uneven ground, bend over to plant/transplant materials, and utilize garden tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes.
  • Participation in safety trainings in order to use and operate equipment appropriately

If interested, please send a resume/CV, cover letter and application (found here – under Temporary Employment), to

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Screening will begin February 6th, 2022 and the position(s) will remain open until filled.

Look for the Temporary Employment Application at

2023 Ag AID Undergraduate Research Internship2023-01-31T11:14:46-08:00

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a cool research opportunity that allows you to work at the interface of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and agricultural applications?

We’re looking for students interested in developing or applying AI tools for improved water resource modeling, improved decision-making on farms, creative robotics solutions for agricultural automation, and investigating how to take the latest AI tools and algorithmic principles and put them to practice to solve real-world, challenging tasks.

The AgAID Institute undergraduate research internship offers 12 different opportunities, takes place from June 12- August 4th, 2023, is in-person at participating Institutions, and pays $5,500 plus support for travel and housing. Students must be affiliated with a U.S. based institution.

The application deadline of March 8, 2023 is firm.

McKinley Springs Full Time2023-01-31T11:22:42-08:00

McKinley Springs produces some of the most highly regarded bulk wines made in Washington. We are a Family Winery and our commitment to excellence in the cellar is a top priority.

We are growing our brand awareness and are seeking a motivated Winemaker to join our team in Prosser, WA. This fast-paced full-time position will report to Winery Owner and Wine Consultant.  Our desire is that the winemaker will be an integral part of the day-to-day operations, marketing, and reintroducing our brand.   We are looking for someone who wants to grow our brand alongside our family.

Primary responsibilities include:
•  Manage day to day cellar activities to align with production schedules
•  Conduct racking, topping and additions
•  Order and manage winery inventory and supplies
•  Manage bulk wine inventory, barrel purchases and bulk sales
•  Manage ordering, logistics for wine packaging and storage
•  Manage bottling operations including receiving packaging supplies, filtration, filling finished wine tanks, bottling & clean up, arranging truck delivery to off-site storage
•  Maintain proper barrel management regimen
•  Participate in blending trials
•  Manage pre-harvest cellar readiness – equipment sanitization, ordering supplies
•  Manage harvest activities from receiving fruit to cleaning tanks and everything in between
•  Manage cellar assistant(s) schedules and responsibilities
•  Should be able to drive a truck with pallets of wine (non CDL), and be forklift certified
• Update and maintain winery safety program
• Ensure all winery equipment is properly cleaned and maintained

Successful Candidate should have 2+ years’ experience in a winery cellar; and should possess the following personal attributes:

•  Passion for winemaking
•  Authenticity
•  Loyalty
•  Positive attitude
•  Strong work ethic
•  Leadership skills
•  Ability to work and stand for long hours
•  Able to lift and carry 50 pounds
•  Able to climb ladders and catwalks

This is a full-time position, with extended hours during harvest months.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health care, paid time off, sick time and a cell phone stipend.
Interested applicants should apply with resume and salary history.

McKinley Springs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.


Agronomist: Professional Ag Services, Inc

Primary responsibilities include performing soil moisture monitoring and providing assistance with irrigation scheduling. Our agronomists use proprietary software to provide recommendations to farmers on irrigation management. We serve farmers throughout Washington and Oregon with agronomy services for row crops, wine grapes and orchards.

Qualifications include a degree in an agricultural based field of study or related field experience. Company will train as necessary. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. Individual must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefit package includes: medical, dental and vision insurance; group life and disability insurance; 401(k) plan and flexible spending plans.

Contact Sam Kniveton to apply:

Cellar Hand2022-11-17T09:04:26-08:00

Cellar Hand – Tagaris Winery

Position Summary

Tagaris Winery has the opportunity for you to work the day shifts as a Production Worker. They will assist operators and perform basic product movements and processing necessary on the wines optimizing quality in the most efficient manner at Tagaris Winery in Richland, WA.


  • Assist Operators in setting up equipment, pumping grapes and wine to tanks and barrels, chemical additions, sanitation, and other cellar work as needed.
  • Responsible for the various duties relating to the completion of work orders, safety checks, wine processes, reporting off standards, wash down and clean up, performing specified equipment maintenance and sanitizing work area.
  • Shovel pumice
  • Maintain a positive relationship encouraging strong communication and teamwork.
  • Operate presses or other winery equipment.
  • Work with hazardous chemicals, operate equipment with moving parts.
  • May be required to work in Confined Space.
  • Heavy physical labor necessary.
  • Able to pull 60 lbs. on cellar floor, turn empty barrels., set barrels on pallets, and shovel pumice.
  • Able to work on concrete floors all shift.
  • Able to work in Confined Space.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Spanish speaking preferred or bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Light mechanical ability
  • Must be able to pull 60lbs and perform heavy physical labor, and work on concrete floors for entire shift
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and /or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies

Education: Preferred High School or better.

How to Apply:

Nikki Strock
Director of Bulk Wine
O: (509) 628-1619
F: (509) 252-0725

Biological Science Technician (Temporary)2022-09-21T09:09:20-07:00

Biological Science Technician (Temporary)

Dr. Yurgel, a USDA-ARS microbiologist/soil ecologist, is hiring a Biological Science Technician to help with soil and plant tissue preparation and DNA isolation at the WSU-Prosser station, located in Prosser, WA. Dr. Yurgel’s program focuses on understanding the role of soil microbiome on soil health and legume crop production and identification of native microorganism with plant growth promotion properties which could be employed for improvement of sustainable pulse crop production. Experience in molecular biology techniques is desired.

This is a 6-month half-time position. However, an increase in hours and duration might be considered in the future. The work schedule is flexible with wage range between $15 and $25 per hour depending on the qualifications. To hire through WSU, candidates will need to complete an application form (found here).

For additional information please contact Dr. Yurgel directly at with the e-mail subject “Part time technician in molecular biology lab”.

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.



Heron Bluff Vineyard and Winery is named for the Great Blue Herons that return each spring to the on-site rookery located in the tall trees near the massive basalt bluffs on the north boundary of this majestic vineyard location. The rich volcanic soils and fractured basalt of the estate soils provide unmatched minerality and flavor to the fruit produced on these southwest facing slopes using sustainable vineyard practices. Heron Bluff Vineyard and Winery is located 3 miles west of Red Mountain with 18 acres of vineyard overlooking the Yakima River. We are a relatively new facility first planting and building the winery in 2016 with plans to average about 2500 cases per vintage. We are preparing to open a new tasting room this summer. We are looking for a new member to this team where we take our estate fruit through the entire wine making process from vine to bottle. The successful candidate will possess a positive team attitude and be willing to approach any task a small business environment provides. This position is filled by someone dependable, positive, willing to learn, and communicates well with good organizational skills. This candidate is expected to maintain good cellar cleanliness and organization, as well as keep up with day-to-day operations. Having a working knowledge of winery operations/flow is crucial and good time management is essential for candidate success. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in learning all aspects of operating a vineyard and winery from someone with decades of mentoring experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AA degree or 4+ years industry experience in winemaking and viticulture. Prior education in V & E, chemistry or another relevant field
  • Knowledge of vineyards, vineyard sampling, basic ripeness tests
  • Knowledge of all winery operations and equipment
  • Knowledge of chemical analysis and various winery tests (pH, T.A., FSO2, etc.) and how to conduct them in a wine lab setting
  • Certified forklift operator (or an ability to obtain)
  • Experience with all forms of winery equipment (pumps, compressed gasses, filters, press, destemmer, etc.) as well as a knowledge of how they work and how to clean and maintain them.
  • Good communication skills, positive attitude toward self and others
  • Able to train and supervise new staff
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 60+ lbs. repeatedly
  • Ability to work extended hours during harvest in all types of weather
  • Participates in and carries out short-term and long-term planning of cellar work

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bottling line work experience
  • Washington M.A.S.T. permit (or ability to obtain) and food handlers permit useful

Interpersonal skills require working with others in a cooperative, not confrontational attitude, showing patience but requiring accountability, and not letting egos get in the way of progress. This person also works closely with the owners and tasting room staff, helps assemble the wine club shipments, and is expected to understand the needs of administration and marketing. This person is responsible for ensuring that production labor is used efficiently, maintaining high standards of cleanliness, and the organization and storage of supplies and equipment.

Candidate must be able to provide own transportation, must be eligible for employment in the U.S. and must be available to work non-traditional hours for crush during all types of weather.

This candidate will also be required to work in the tasting room, with the public at trade and tasting events both at the winery and on the road. Staffing at Spring Release Weekend, Holiday Barrel Tasting, and wine club events will be required. During slow times in production, the staff will assist others with general maintenance both indoors and outdoors.

Compensation and wage based on experience. If interested please provide a resume to Eric Hoppe at

Section Grower Level 32022-08-04T14:55:30-07:00

Section Grower Level 3

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 3 is responsible for all aspects of crop production, decision making on fertilizer/pesticide applications, and monitoring of pest populations.

Position Summary:

  • · Grow crops to meet product ready dates and ensure on-time shipment of quality product
  • · Manage moisture and fertilizer to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • · Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area and promote others to do the same
  • · Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues and develop a plan for the upcoming week
  • · Scout for pest and disease; Conduct soil samples to test for pH/EC
  • · Perform sanitation, herbicide, beneficial biological and pesticide applications
  • · Practice safety at all times including ability to properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • · College degree or equivalent years of growing experience
  • · Computer experience with Microsoft Suite products
  • · Effective verbal and written communication
  • · WA Pesticide Applicator’s License or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
  • · Work holidays and weekends as required
  • · Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • · Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Previous experience with controlled climate systems such as Argus
  • · Experience in a wholesale operation
  • · Experience applying pesticides and growth regulators

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to

Section Grower Level 22022-08-04T14:53:23-07:00

Section Grower Level 2

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 2 is responsible for all aspects of crop production including pesticide applications, data collection and entry, and coordinating with Head Grower and other departments to ensure quality production.

Position Summary:

  • · Provide moisture and fertilizer to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • · Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area (to include non-plant material upkeep such as algae-free floors, no weeds, no garbage)
  • · Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues and develop a plan for the upcoming week
  • · Scout for pest and disease; Conduct soil samples to test for pH/EC
  • · Perform sanitation, herbicide, beneficial biological and pesticide applications
  • · Practice safety at all times
  • · Aid fellow growers and departments as needed
  • · Properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • · Work holidays and weekends as required
  • · Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • · Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Minimum 1 year of growing experience
  • · Computer experience
  • · Effective verbal and written communication

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to

Section Grower Level 12022-08-04T14:51:19-07:00

Section Grower Level 1

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 1 is responsible for the correct daily care of plant materials including irrigation, fertilizer applications, and pesticide use. This position works directly with Level 2 and Level 3 Growers to complete daily, weekly, and monthly objectives.

Position Summary:

  • Conduct 2x daily inspection of assigned area to identify moisture requirements and communicate possible crop issues
  • Provide correct moisture to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area (to include non-plant material upkeep such as algae-free floors, no weeds, no garbage)
  • Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues
  • Perform sanitation, herbicide, and pesticide applications
  • Practice safety at all times
  • Aid fellow growers and departments as needed
  • Properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • Work holidays and weekends as required
  • Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience growing and caring for plants
  • Experience applying pesticides and herbicides

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to

General Manager2022-05-03T10:55:19-07:00

General Manager

itä wines is seeking a General Manager to assist in running and growing all aspects of our boutique winery. This person will work closely with our Founder/Owner/Winemaker, as well as
other PT staff, on a broad variety of sales, marketing, facilities, production, administrative and other tasks as needed. The right candidate will be excited about wine and our community
here in Walla Walla, and willing to pitch in with whatever needs doing. This person will become an integral part of our team and have significant opportunities for further professional growth
with the business.
• Host customer tastings at the winery, making sales using our POS system
• Manage tasting room staff and create a positive and welcoming guest experience
• Answer general winery phone and email correspondence
• Attend marketing and sales events, both in Walla Walla and other cities
• Pack shipping orders and move wine between warehouses
• Conduct monthly inventory, sales record keeping, and other admin tasks
• Develop marketing materials and social media posts
• Assist in production work including barrel maintenance, cleaning equipment, taking samples, etc. throughout the year and harvest work such as sorting fruit, daily fermentation monitoring, punching down fermentations, racking wine to barrel etc.
• Light cleaning and organizational work in the both the cellar and tasting room
• Other projects as needed

• Currently having, or being willing and able to acquire, a MAST permit (21+)
• Valid driver’s license required, forklift certification is a major plus
• Ability to lift/push/pull 40+ lbs on a regular basis
• Attention to detail and being able to follow very specific technical instructions
• Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion
• A love for interpersonal interaction, both with customers and coworkers
• Ability to work weekends as a part of the regular schedule, and occasional evenings
• Genuine interest in the winemaking process and growing a small business
• Previous hospitality and/or winemaking experience, relevant degrees/certifications a major plus

• Competitive salary with bonus, paid time off, health insurance
• Opportunity for further benefits with tenure
• Significant possibility for future growth with the business

About itä wines
itä wines is a boutique winery dedicated to expressing the unique terroir of the Eastern foothills of the Walla Walla Valley, through our estate wines and working with fruit from neighboring vineyards. Winemaker Kelsey Albro Itämeri brings a restrained style that matches the moderation and finesse of these hillside grapes, and a focus on varietals and styles uniquely suited to this place we call home.

To apply, send current resume to

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