Bill Zirkle says success comes down to focusing on quality, knowing your market, and having the right people around you.
The father-son team of Evan and Nathan Milburn have worked side by side in building a successful retail farming operation.
Doyle Fleming, Mitch Lynd, Chuck Peters, and Roscoe Crist talk about innovations made to their orchard.
John Rice (1989) American Fruit Grower’s first Apple Grower of the Year, John Rice, is co-owner of Rice Fruit […]
Growers Evan and Nathan Milburn of Milburn Orchards in Elkton, Maryland were honored with the 2008 Apple Grower […]
Representing industry and improving New York growers’ returns are traits that make Jeff Crist an award winner.
American and Western Fruit Grower magazine recently named Dan Boyer of Ridgetop Orchards in Fishertown, PA, as its […]
Dan Boyer’s lifelong work ethic and openness to new ideas have enabled him to operate a successful orchard in central Pennsylvania.
Gary Mount’s desire to seek out the best methods of growing and selling his fruit have guided him to the top of his industry.
Darrel Oakes uses the influence of his father and other family members a strong presence in the Eastern apple industry.
Raralph Broetje’s dedication to the industry means growing the highest quality fruit and creating a better life for his employees.
The 2002 Apple Grower Of The Year has been in and out of Washington apple orchards all his life, but his contributions to the industry make him stand out.
Strategic marketing is an essential element to a successful operation, so, who better to ask about marketing approaches […]
This diversified grower turns negative market conditions into a positive bottom line with a yes-I-can attitude.
1999 Ed Wittenbach, Belding, MI Little has changed in Ed Wittenbach’s orchards over the last year, but he’s […]
If we wanted to talk about someone who is outstanding in their field and dedicated to the future […]
This Apple Grower of the Year has achieved this honor not by following but by becoming someone to follow.