Whether we’re on a plane or in an orchard, or even having lunch in their dining room, Phil and Judy Schwallier will treat you like you’re one of their own.
An overwhelming number of submissions were received to nominate Judy and Phil Schwallier for this honor.
The 2018 Apple Growers of the Year, Phil and Judy Schwallier, may be just as well-known for their “day jobs” as Extension educator extraordinaire and farm marketing maven.
USApple predicts 2017 crop to be lower mostly because of smaller Michigan, Washington crops.
American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazine’s 2017 Apple Grower of the Year will be officially presented on Thursday, Aug. 24, during the first day of the conference.
A visit to orchards in Upstate New York became a learning experience when my mom came along for the ride.
Both American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines’ Apple Grower of the YearSM Rod Farrow, and the man from whom […]
The second step is to educate your employees, leading to the crucial last piece necessary for enduring success: buy-in.
The 2017 Apple Grower of the Year, Rod Farrow, has a unique perspective, as he’s been on both ends of succession, yet neither from his parents nor to his children.
The 2002 Apple Grower of the Year was known for his encyclopedic horticultural knowledge.
Legendary apple grower Bill Evans, who along with his wife, Jeannette, farmed more apple acreage than any grower […]
Wenatchee, WA grower honored; only blemish on apple crop is the drought that shrank the harvest in the Northeast.
USApple predicts 2016 output will be just slightly higher than in 2015.
You’ll be able to get up-to-the-minute reports of not only the various regions of the U.S., but key production regions around the world.
The Washington apple industry’s rapid change is evident during my many trips to the state in the past 20 years.
The 2016 winner, Scott McDougall, largely stopped planting the tried and true, going mostly with exclusive and club varieties – and it paid off.
Crop is down from last year’s record; new varieties drive consumption.