Dr. Bernadine Strik is a Professor of horticulture and Extension Berry Crops Specialist at Oregon State University (OSU) and the Berry Crops Research Leader at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, a branch experiment station of OSU. She has over 30 years of experience in research, teaching (undergraduate and graduate courses and on-line), and grower education at OSU and has a berry crops consulting business where she works with growers and companies internationally. Her research areas of focus include whole plant physiology, improving yield and quality, machine harvest efficiency, pruning, optimization of production systems, plant nutrition, and organic production systems in all berry crops. Dr. Strik belongs to many professional organizations and holds or has held many leadership positions. She has published over 200 scientific papers and many Extension materials and book chapters on berry crop production and physiology. Her educational and research programs are world-renowned and she has received many awards for her achievements. Bernadine was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, their highest honor (2007) and she received the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award (2014).