Statewide tree fruit extension team gets new leader

Karen-LewisMOSES LAKE, Wash. – Karen Lewis, a Washington State University Extension regional tree fruit specialist, has been appointed to lead WSU’s tree fruit extension team, effective Oct. 1.

She will continue as regional extension specialist to the tree fruit industry as she serves as team leader. She will work on outreach programming to growers and industry leaders across the state and on coordinated efforts with WSU’s technology transfer programs.

She will assume some of the duties of the former tree fruit extension program leader Des Layne, who was appointed director of agricultural and food systems and integrated plant sciences programs at WSU on Sept. 1.


Karen Lewis, WSU Extension tree fruit specialist, 509-754-2011 413,