Apple Grower of the Year Stories

Apple Grower of the YearGet The Latest News On The Nation’s Apple Crop
August 19, 2014
American and Western Fruit Grower editors will be tweeting in real time this week from the Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearA Look At Evans Fruit Company Through The Years
August 11, 2014
2014 Apple Growers of The Year Bill and Jeannette Evans share photos from the early days of Evans Fruit Company. Read More
Apple Grower of the Year2014 Apple Grower of The Year Runners-Up
August 8, 2014
While there can be only one 2014 Apple Grower of the Year presentation, these three nominees were certainly worthy finalists. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearA Look At Apple Grower Of The Year Winners 1989-2014 [Slideshow]
August 1, 2014
Since 1989, American and Western Fruit Grower has honored influential apple growers such as Grady Auvil, George Lamont, Bill Zirkle, and Ralph Broetje. American and Western Fruit Grower presents a look at past winners of this prestigious award. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearDon’t Miss The Apple Grower Of The Year Presentation
June 11, 2014
The 2014 Apple Grower of the Year will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 21 during USApple's Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearCordell Watt: 2013 Apple Grower Of The Year
August 1, 2013
Watt has found success by identifying which varieties and production practices work best for his location. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Finalists
August 1, 2013
The editors of American/Western Fruit Grower were blown away with the number of nominees for this year’s Apple Grower of Read More

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Apple Grower of the YearGet The Latest News On The Nation’s Apple Crop
August 19, 2014
American and Western Fruit Grower editors will be tweeting in real time this week from the Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearA Look At Evans Fruit Company Through The Years
August 11, 2014
2014 Apple Growers of The Year Bill and Jeannette Evans share photos from the early days of Evans Fruit Company. Read More
Apple Grower of the Year2014 Apple Grower of The Year Runners-Up
August 8, 2014
While there can be only one 2014 Apple Grower of the Year presentation, these three nominees were certainly worthy finalists. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearA Look At Apple Grower Of The Year Winners 1989-2014 [S…
August 1, 2014
Since 1989, American and Western Fruit Grower has honored influential apple growers such as Grady Auvil, George Lamont, Bill Zirkle, and Ralph Broetje. American and Western Fruit Grower presents a look at past winners of this prestigious award. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Growers Of The Year: An Unmatched Work Ethic
August 1, 2014
Bill and Jeannette Evans started with nothing, and just kept adding, and adding, and adding. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearDon’t Miss The Apple Grower Of The Year Presentation
June 11, 2014
The 2014 Apple Grower of the Year will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 21 during USApple's Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearCordell Watt: 2013 Apple Grower Of The Year
August 1, 2013
Watt has found success by identifying which varieties and production practices work best for his location. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Finalists
August 1, 2013
The editors of American/Western Fruit Grower were blown away with the number of nominees for this year’s Apple Grower of Read More
Apple Grower of the YearPast Apple Grower Of The Year Winners Reflect On Change…
May 2, 2013
In preparation for the announcement of the 25th Apple Grower of the Year this coming August, we wanted to reconnect Read More
Apple Grower of the YearAnnouncing The 2012 Apple Grower Of The Year
August 6, 2012
A commitment to quality, integrity, and hard work every day, along with his efforts to lead Washington Fruit, and the rest of the apple industry, toward a sustainable future, that make Jeff Leonardini the 2012 Apple Grower of the Year. Read More
Apple Grower of the Year2012 Apple Grower Of The Year Finalists
August 6, 2012
Competition for this year’s Apple Grower of the Year award was as tough as ever, and although Jeff Leonardini took Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Recognized At USApple Outlook …
August 19, 2011
Maurice “Mo” Tougas, American/Western Fruit Grower’s 2011 Apple Grower of the Year, was officially presented with the award on Thursday, Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Finalists
July 21, 2011
Tweet Competition for this year’s Apple Grower of the Year Award was fierce, and although Mo Tougas took top honors, Read More
Apple Grower of the YearLearning Is A Continual Process For Apple Grower Of The…
July 18, 2011
Mo Tougasm the 2011 Apple Grower Of The Year, credits his lifelong passion for fruit growing for helping him continue to learn and pass his knowledge on to others. Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Award Presentation
August 20, 2010
Mike Taylor of Taylor Orchards in Eastern Washington was honored as the American/Western Fruit Grower and DuPont Crop Protection Apple Grower Read More
Apple Grower of the YearApple Grower Of The Year Finalists
August 1, 2010
Along with naming Mike Taylor as the 2010 Apple Grower of the Year, American/Western Fruit Grower has named four additional Read More
Apple Grower of the YearMike Taylor: Apple Grower Of The Year
August 1, 2010
If you ever wanted an education on why the state of Washington is one of the world’s most prominent apple producing Read More
Apple Grower of the YearMike Taylor: A Deserving Apple Grower Of The Year
August 1, 2010
In preparing for this month’s cover story on our Apple Grower of the Year, Mike Taylor, I had the opportunity to Read More