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Meet our grower, Alan Groff

Alan Groff

Alan is the owner of Foreman Fruit Company raising apples, pears and cherries in the Wenatchee area. Alan studied electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State and Devry Institute of Technology and has a Ph.D. in Health Science and Technology from Harvard-MIT. After graduate school and prior to relocating west to join the tree fruit industry, Alan worked for McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he advised large corporations on their business practices. Alan grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster, PA, and returned to farming to apply his business and science background in an industry he believes has tremendous opportunity. Alan is a member in the Northwest Pear Research Board and a member of WSU’s Endowment Advisory Committee.