Dr. Michelle Moyer is originally from a small town in southern Wisconsin, where she grew up working in her family’s wholesale and retail ornamental plant nursery and landscaping company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, majoring in both Genetics and Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned her PhD in Plant Pathology at Cornell University. She focused her graduate studies on the epidemiology of grape powdery mildew and disease risk modeling, working at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, and spending additional growing seasons at the Loxton Research Center in South Australia.
Michelle joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2011 at the WSU-IAREC Research and Extension Center in Prosser. She is currently the Statewide Viticulture Extension Specialist and a Professor Viticulture in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Michelle represents WSU and Washington state on several national grape related boards and foundations, including serving as the current the President of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.
The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $63 million since our inception in 1988.
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