Young Grower Alliance to Host Tour

Young Grower Alliance to Host Tour

The Young Grower Alliance is offering a specialty crop tour for interested young growers on Nov. 15. The experiential learning opportunity will feature Butler’s Orchard and Waters Orchard in Germantown, MD. Tour-goers will get a chance to see diversified plantings for pick-your-own, farm marketing, hard cider apple varieties, and agritourism.


Hallie Butler-Van Horn, Tyler Butler, and Ben Butler have been active members of the Young Grower Alliance. Hallie is Purchasing Manager and shares her enthusiasm for farming with customers at the farm market. Tyler and Ben graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Horticulture and Crop Production. Tyler is General Farm Manager and Ben is the Farm and Finance Manager.

Susan Butler and Washington White are active in the International Fruit Tree Association and their high-density orchard systems show the best practices they’ve learned during tours and conventions.

Tour Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m., Meet at Butler’s Orchard for a tour led by young growers, Hallie, Tyler, and Ben
  • 12:15 p.m., Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m., Tour of Waters Orchard, hosted by Susan Butler and Washington White
  • 3:00 p.m., Depart for Home

The program and lunch are free but preregistration is required by Nov. 9, by registering online or contacting Tara Baugher, [email protected], or 717-334-6271.

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