orchard at sunset

About Stemilt Ag Services

Stemilt Ag Services began in 1985 when a large North Central Washington orchard found itself in bankruptcy. In resolve, the owner turned to the management of Stemilt Growers, one of the industry’s largest and most respected growers.

At Stemilt, a team made up of staff and ranch owners developed a financial recovery plan that would repay creditors, plus interest and return the orchard to a debt free enterprise. Several years later, and one year ahead of schedule, the team completed the plan.

The news of the team’s success traveled quickly and after only one year the team found itself managing over 1,000 acres of apples, pears, and cherries. Today, the team manages approximately 9,000 acres of orchards for individuals, estates and family trusts, investors, institutions, and others.