Pear Bureau Email Update Pt 2
Information is power and Pear Bureau Northwest wants to give Washington and Oregon pear growers as much power as they can handle … through email.
The Pear Bureau’s Kathy Stephenson says they’re updating their email list to send out weekly newsletters, quarterly reports, and other important information …
STEPHENSON … “They usually get this in the mail, but we’re also doing it as a digital email, a pdf, so that we can save on some shipping. So, that’s another great way for us to do better with the grower’s dollars.”
Stephenson says email would be so much more efficient …
STEPHENSON … “So, if growers want to sign up and provide us with their emails, we asked them to go to our URL, and here it is: usapears.org, which is our general website. Then they’ll have to do backslash, grower, dash sign up.
STEPHENSON … “signup is one word. So, www.usapears.org/grower-signup And, there’s a quick questionnaire for them to fill out and add their names to our growing grower’s list.”
But, what if you’re more comfortable calling in your information? …
STEPHENSON … “Absolutely! Give us a call at our office, (503) 652-9720 and anyone here can take their information. Again, what we’re looking for are some email addresses to match up with our orchards.”
Stephenson says they currently only have email addresses for about 40% of the 820 pear growers in Washington and Oregon.
If you’re a Washington or Oregon pear grower, go to www.usapears.org/grower-signup to update your contact information or call Pear Bureau Northwest at (503) 652-9720
You can also send an email to the Pear Bureau Office Manager, Jessica Livesay at JLivesay@usapears.com