Science In Our Valley is a series of weekly seminars free and open to the public. Each series features the research of local scientists and invited guest speakers. The purpose of the series to encourage the development of an engaged regional scientific community and share the incredible research happening in our own backyard. Tree Fruit Automation and the Regional Labor Market with Dr. Timothy Nadreau Dr. Nadreau's presentation will be available to view through Zoom. Please use this link to watch: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/367208120 As almost anyone in north central washington can observe, automation and robotics have been moving in on the local tree fruit operations. Across the nation, and right here in our own backyard, the industry is changing the way tree fruit laborers are utilized in everyday operations, from harvest, to packing and inspection, to distribution. Dr. Nadreau’s research evaluated the projected timelines and relative impacts of this transformation on the tree fruit agricultural workforce in North Central Washington.