Wallace Eugene Heuser, aged 90, died on Tuesday, February 5th in Lawrence, Michigan. Wallace was born in Hartford, Michigan on January 12, 1929 to Marjorie and Eugene Heuser. He graduated from Hartford high school in 1946. Wallace graduated cum laude from Michigan State University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Pomology. He married Laura Lee Riegel on July 16, 1950.
A HUGE congratulations to former IFTA president and his wife and partner, Phil and Judy Schwallier on being named the 2018 American Fruit Grower Apple Growers of the Year. A wonderful accomplishment that could not go to a more deserving couple!
The IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program was started in 2013 to encourage the next generation of fruit tree growers to attend the association’s educational events. The first Young Professional Scholarships were awarded that year for the IFTA Study Tour in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a great success, and IFTA is hopeful in supporting this program for many future IFTA events.