The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) was established by the Washington State legislature in 1969. The WTFRC mission is to promote and carry on research and administer specific industry service programs, which will or may benefit the planting, production, harvesting, handling, processing or shipment of tree fruit in Washington. The WTFRC is committed to advancing knowledge, improving practices, and addressing the problems facing the tree fruit industry.
Uses and Purposes
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to support the Tree Fruit Research Endowed Chair to meet the following objectives. Distributions from this fund shall not be used to pay the salary of the faculty member holding the endowed chair position.
- Develop a research and extension program for tree fruit grown in Washington State and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
- Collaborate with other research and extension faculty at WSU as well as with state, federal and industry scientists in the region.
- Leverage funds to obtain competitive funds from state and federal programs to expand and enhance research, education or extension activities.