Dan Ericksen is a third generation farmer who has been growing cherries in The Dalles for more than 40 years. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1974, Dan married his high school sweetheart – KayEricksen – and they established their own orchards. Today, they manage 70 acres featuring mostly early market varieties like Bings and Chelans. Dan also serves as one of the eastern representatives on the Oregon Cherry Growers board and the Columbia River Gorge Commission. When he’s not tending to cherries, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and four grandchildren as well as golfing and traveling.
You can hear our interview with him by clicking on the grey podcast bar below.