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Longtime WSU extension agent officially retires

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WENATCHEE — Tim Smith worked with about 1,400 tree fruit growers when he came to North Central Washington in the early 1980s as a horticultural extension agent for Washington State University.

That number has dwindled to about 800 today. And the average age of those growers is much older today than 30 years ago.

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