American Fruit Grower(r) and Western Fruit Grower(r) magazines' Apple Grower of
the YearSM award, sponsored by Valent
U.S.A.<http://www.valent.com/agriculture/>, honors apple growers who have gone
beyond the confines of the orchard and have, through their involvement and
leadership, made a real impact on the apple industry.
Our 2015 winner, Bill
was chosen not for his operation's size, but for his creativity and
resourcefulness in running his own business, and for his service to other
growers and our industry.
Dodd, besides running his own 30-acre wholesale and retail operation, Hillcrest
Orchards in Amherst, OH<http://www.hillcrestfunfarm.com/>, serves the industry
in a myriad of ways. In addition to acting as president of the Fruit Growers
Marketing Association for the past decade as well as chairman of the U.S. Apple
Association, there was the simple matter of destiny for the fourth-generation
"I never recall wanting to do something else," he says. "Nothing else even
entered my mind."
Dodd is a leader and he follows in the footsteps of such past winners as Grady
Harold and JoAnn
Bill and Jeannette
and many others. So who will be this year's winner? That is up to you.
The deadline for nominations is May 16, 2016, so send in your suggestions
David Eddy| Editor
Meister Media Worldwide<http://www.meistermedia.com/> | American/Western Fruit
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Modesto, CA 95355-1356 USA
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